Author: Nicky

British climate is the envy of gardeners the world over

The British climate is the envy of gardeners the world over. Where else can you grow such a diverse range of plants and revel in the fact that mother nature is on your side with her capacity to provide a healthy supply of rain and sun to keep our gardens in good order? Well, I…
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New Opening Hours

      Please be advised our Opening Hours have now changed; Monday to Saturday – 9:00am to 5:00pm Sunday – 10:00am to 4:00pm

Ferns Make Interesting Foliage Plants!

Walking around the garden this morning shortly after the rain was wonderful leaving everything smelling fresh, dripping with raindrops with the plants looking totally revitalised too. I set about my speed gardening as usual, weeded first then tidied up some ferns by cutting away the old tatty fronds followed by clearing little poplar tree twigs…
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Taking Out the Competition!

Last year I incorporated a daily routine, weather permitting of course of what I call ‘speed gardening’ so my first speed gardening session this year has been tackling cleavers and hairy bittercress in my perennials. They are so annoying because the cleavers creeps through and sticks to any emerging foliage trying to strangle and suppress…
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A Few Easy To Grow Herbs In Your Garden!

There’s something really basic about going into the garden, getting close and personal with your plants choosing which young shoots look the best to pick thinking of how much tastier they are going to make that particular meal or drink that you are about to make. Just imagine those first new potatoes that you might…
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Its All Happening Now!

It’s Sunday morning before you read this and I’ve had my little walk around the garden it was a bit nippy out there. I was happy to see that one of the spring flowering clematis isn’t just growing up the Photinia ‘Red Robin’, but across the honeysuckle too and with lots of blue fat flower…
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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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