Author: Nicky

Spring is Here!

Spring is such a wonderful and exciting time of year in my garden, the daffodils along with many other bulbs still have buds or flowers and the pulmonarias, epimediums, brunneras, ranunuculus, mukedenias, primroses, erythronium are just beginning to flower too! The anemone blanda and Chionodoxa luciliae known as ‘Glory of the Snow’ have gone mad,…
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Spring Open Evening – 15% DISCOUNT

We are delighted to announce our Spring Open Evening will be held on Thursday 13th April 3pm – 8pm. A FREE BBQ (even if it rains!) will be offered for all loyalty members and served from 5pm onwards. Across the store we will have many ‘better than 15% discount offers’ which proved extremely popular last…
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A Garden Evolves With Time!

When I look back at when I first started tending my garden there were no plants in it, just a square in the centre of overgrown lawn and the rest of it was soil and rubbish. It was a sunny garden though until the late afternoon when the two great poplars at the side and…
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Part time Till Opertive/General Assistant

We require a part time till/general assistant to join our very busy but friendly shop team. The successful candidate: ·        shall be of clean and tidy appearance, be keen and enthusiastic ·        will have a professional attitude to the job and work as part of a team ·        would have some plant or garden knowledge…
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A Spring in my Step!

It doesn’t take a lot of sunshine to put a spring into my step, so I was out in the garden this Sunday morning before you read this enjoying my snowdrops, hellebores, first crocus and looking for other signs of whose coming. Seeing the garden looking a untidy from the fallen twigs and small branches…
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New Year Plant Check

I do like it when we pass the shortest day and the hours of daylight start to increase. With that thought in mind I was having an indoor plant check recently and was delighted to see how quickly some of my plants are already sending up new growths. that I bought in flower around Christmastime…
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Sunny Flowers!

It felt a little sad on Sunday morning seeing the flowers on Winter Jasmine looking a little washed out and faded, but that was short lived after my morning walk around the back garden where I could see some little golden yellow winter aconite flowers with more lots more to follow. There’s also several groups…
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Gardeners’ Question Time

Join us in the Four Seasons Coffee Shop for our Gardeners Question Time. Our Plant Area Manager, Anita, will be joined on the panel by several experts talking about plants and gardening & to answer all your gardening questions.Included in the ticket price is your choice of hot drink and a fruit or cheese scone,…
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It’s been a busy Year!

I hope you have all had a good gardening year in 2016, for me it’s been exceptionally busy because I took on an allotment plot. I’ve wanted to have a go for years but always had a reason not to. After some researching on the internet of various ‘no dig’ methods I decided that I…
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An Afternoon of Music and Afternoon Tea

Join us in the Four Seasons Coffee Shop for an afternoon of live Piano Music (a mix of classical and modern) served with our delicious Afternoon Tea. This is a ticket only event, tickets are £15 each and can be purchased in the Coffee Shop. Tuesday 11th April 3:30pm – 5pm