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Breakfast & Tea with Santa events

Please note all Tea with Santa events are now full We have some spaces on our breakfast with Santa events on 20th and 21st December  

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Our real trees are being unloaded and our Poinsettias are in, our Grotto is open again over the weekend Its a very Christmassy feel here at Silica Lodge

Neudorff Nematodes

Neudorff have released a Nematode that you do not need to refrigerate. These nematodes have a six month shelf life and are prefect to treat a number of little pests in your garden. See below what 3 products we are stocking at Silica Lodge. Be quick as we expect these to sell out fast. We…
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Cherry Trees

Well, the madness of this Spring weather continues and as I write this on a cold and VERY wet Easter Monday I reflect on the fact that early Easter often tends to be disappointing weather wise!                                             I remember moving to a new house once during an early Easter and having discovered my chimney to be…
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Summer Opening Hours

From the 2nd April 2018, Our Opening Times will be changing to the following:- Garden Centre Opening Times, Monday to Saturday – 8.30am to 5.30pm. Sunday – 10.00am to 4.00pm. Four Season Coffee Shop, Monday to Saturday – 9.00am to 5.00pm. Sunday – 10.00am to 4.00pm.

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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BOUGAINVILLEA “Paper Flower”

     Bougainvillea is an extremely showy climbing plant with colourful papery bracts (modified leaves), hence the common name of “paper flower”.  There are several colours available but the deep pink or purple still remains the most popular.      Bougainvilleas require room to grow and are therefore best suited to greenhouses or conservatories where they will…
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