TONY'S TIPS

Happy Mother's Day from Acorn!

April 29, 2022

Mother's Day is fast approaching so we've put together a guide with a few special things we think mum will love. Whether she's an avid gardener or just deserves a little pampering, we have something for every mum.The Oaks Cafe is now taking bookings for Mother's Day with sittings at 8am, 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Give them a call on 98907107 to ensure you don't miss out!To all mothers, caregivers and maternal figures, we wish you a joyful and relaxing Mother's Day on May 8th.  Mother's Day Gift Guide The Nurture Trio - $45 Treat mum to a nurturing set...

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Autumn is the Time to Plant

April 01, 2022

Welcome to the April newsletter. Mid-autumn is always a beautiful time in Melbourne. The weather is very pleasant and our gardens are loving it! Coming up this month we have school holidays - a perfect time to get the kids into the garden. A great way to pique their interest is to let them choose something to plant and take care of. Nothing more satisfying than flowers or veggies you grew yourself! As a little heads up, we will be closed on Good Friday this year but open every other day of the Easter long weekend. Happy gardening! Tony's Tips...

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Step into Autumn

March 04, 2022

It could be said that Melbourne is at its most beautiful in autumn. We still have the last remnants of summer and the crisp mornings and sunny days make for a lovely combination. if you're thinking of doing any major work in the garden, now is the time! Our team of horticulturalists are always on hand to advise you on exactly what your garden needs. We're still unpacking our latest container of vintage and hand crafted treasures from India. Keep your eyes peeled as more is revealed! Tony's Tips March 2022 A change in season always brings with it a...

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Enjoy the Fruits and Flowers of Summer

February 01, 2022

February may be the last month of summer but it certainly isn't the end of warm weather here in Melbourne. Our veggie gardens are going full tilt, flowers are blooming everywhere, and they should continue well into autumn. If you feel like your garden is not done with the season, it's not too late to plant all sorts of veggies and instant colour!Keep an eye out next week, our long awaited shipment of furniture, homewares and interesting treasures is finally arriving! Limited Edition Madison Candle - $44.95 The classic Ecoya Madison Candle is now available in two delicious limited edition...

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A New Year in the Garden

January 02, 2022

Well, we've all made it to a new year! January is the perfect time to relax a little and appreciate the warm weather, bright flowers and fresh veggies. Just remember our plants need to stay hydrated as much as we do!Many of us have put a lot of effort into the garden over the last few years. Here's to a 2022 spent enjoying the results of our labour. Petunia Night Sky Night Sky Petunias have an incredibly distinctive starry sky pattern that is sure to stand out! They are as easy to care for as other petunias and are perfect...

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Merry Christmas from Acorn!

December 03, 2021

Well what a year it has been! A year that seemed to both last a lifetime and go by in a moment. Through it all we have been grateful to be able to spend time in our gardens.A lot of that work is starting to pay off now as the weather warms up. Summer colour is everywhere and an abundance of garden fresh veggies is just around the corner!From all of us here at Acorn Nursery and the Oaks Cafe, we wish you a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year. The Acorn Gift Guide Hydrangeas The perfect gift to...

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Celebrating Spring in the Garden!

October 29, 2021

What a joy it is to be able to open our doors to you again after so long! Rather appropriately, the end of lockdown has coincided with many of the plants in the nursery and our gardens coming into bloom. Perhaps they're celebrating too! Our team are ready to help you with all your garden needs and we must say the nursery is looking gorgeous. The Oaks Cafe is also open, with plenty of space for both indoor and outdoor dining.  Tony's Tips November 2021 It’s been the wettest, coolest start to the season that I can remember for years but...

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Prepare for Growth in Spring

October 01, 2021

You might not think it from the rather damp weather we've been having but October is when things really start to get going in the garden. We've had the slow build of blossom and the first green shoots and now we're on to the serious business of growing, blooming and fruiting! We are still open every day from 9 am to 5 pm for pick up and delivery of online and phone orders. Orders are generally filled within an hour of being placed. Every order is a lot of work from our team so we appreciate your understanding of our...

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Spring has Sprung!

September 03, 2021

We're all a bit disappointed to still be in lockdown but at least the weather is warming up and spending time outdoors and in the garden is even more enjoyable! Early spring is all about those first signs of new life as the blossom is followed by young leaves and more flowers. This is a great time to appreciate the natural world slowly waking up and getting going. Our plants and gardens will be going full speed before we know it! Our new delivery of vintage and handmade treasures has arrived from India! This vintage copper pot is handmade and...

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Out of Lockdown and into the Garden!

July 30, 2021

Here we are again coming out of lockdown and hoping it'll be the last time! We always love spending time in the garden but there's something about that fresh-out-of-lockdown feeling that makes us appreciate it even more. This is a great time to make the most of the last of the cold weather—do any major planting you have planned and enjoy the hints of spring just around the corner! Every piece in our exclusive range of handmade vintage copper and brass pots is unique. We find that there's one to suit every interior design style and we're always thinking of...

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Prune, Plant and Prepare your Garden for Spring!

July 02, 2021

It might still feel like the dead of winter but having passed the solstice, our plants and gardens are well on their way to spring blossom and new growth. Any work you put into your garden now will pay dividends when the weather warms up. You'll be very glad you pruned, planted and prepared! The Hand Rejuvenation Duo is a nourishing and cleansing set to nurture skin and protect it from the winter chill. Includes both an SLS-free hydrating hand wash and botanically rich hand and cuticle cream to keep hands hydrated and moisturised. Our new overcoats are the perfect...

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