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Real Trees Coming Soon

Its coming to that time of the year and its time to start thinking about putting up your Christmas Decoration so Don’t forget we stock Real Xmas Trees here at Silica Lodge Garden Centre. Most of the trees will be in stock the 24th November, but don’t worry if your one of the late ones,…
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Fruit Trees

The approach and subsequent arrival of Winter is the time that Nurserymen turn their attention to trees. The range of ornamental and fruit trees is vast and so we face an interesting challenge trying to second guess the expectations of our customers, however it is important that we supply many of the tried and tested…
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Poinsettias

     Poinsettias, the indoor plants that just shout Christmas at you, will once again be displaying their seasonal colour in the plant room here at Silica Lodge towards the end of November, so it seems like an appropriate time to remind you about their care.  Hopefully then you will have that beautiful colour lasting over…
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Psychic Supper

Join us for a dazzling evening with the very own Simon Goodfellow for a night you’ll never forget. A night of mediumship and clairvoyance will not fail to amaze. So make sure you book your ticket fast. This event is hosted at Silica Lodge Garden Centre in the Four Seasons Coffee Shop which will serve…
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Jazz Evening

Join us in the Four Seasons Coffee Shop for an evening filled with great food and excellent entertainment on Friday 16th March from 7PM-10PM! Enjoy live swing music as well as a two course meal cooked and prepared by our chefs.  A selection of wines and bottled beers will be on sale throughout the night. Tickets are…
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Halloween Spooktacular

Join us at Silica Lodge Garden Centre for an Evening of Fun and Games, This includes a number of amazing activities and events:-  First – The main attraction, our train ride around the tunnel of terror. Can you handle the fright? Bring yourself down to see if we can make you jump (child friendly of…
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Radermachera Sinica

If you are looking for a nice foliage plant for one of your rooms, a good choice would have to be a Rademachera sinica or “Emerald tree” as it is more commonly known.  The shiny emerald green foliage gives this plant its common name.  A native to subtropical southeast Asia, you may also find Radermachera…
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Meet Tony – Our new Plant Buyer!

With over 22 years as a professional Horticulturalist and a lifetime spent messing about in gardens, Tony will be able to answer most customer questions immediately but has a huge library of information resources for the more complex problems. Well known throughout the Horticultural world, Tony has built up a long list of contacts in…
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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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Crossandra Undulifolia Firecracker Flower

     Take one look at a crossandra and you will see why it has become known as the “Firecracker Flower”, the bright orange blooms bursting out above  the dark green glossy foliage like a firework display.  Even when not in bloom crossandras are attractive with their shiny leaves.      One great thing about this indoor…
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