Orchard End Nursery

orchard-end-nurseryPaul and Debbie Chapman run the Orchard End Nursery flower and plant stall in the Upper Market close to Betfreds.

Where are you from?
Upwell, between Downham Market and Wisbech.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
We have been here for 12 years. We took over from Dick and Alvie Lawrence who were here for 40 years before their retirement. They are old family friends of ours from the same village.

What are your opening times here?
7.30am – 2.30pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Dereham (Tuesday and Friday) and Wisbech on Saturdays.

What led you to running this stall?
We just grew up with it – Paul’s Mum and Dad were market traders and his grandfather was a tulip grower.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
Nice people, and good social life and friendship with the other traders when we are not so busy.

What are your best selling items?
We sell seasonal cut flowers, ranging in price from 70p to £6 per bunch, and our plant range includes perennials, alpines, shrubs, climbers, bedding plants, basket plants and vegetable plants.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield