Melcourt Peat-Free Compost Back in Stock

By Paul, 06/05/2021 2:26 pm

We have just taken delivery of fresh stock of Melcourt’s award winning Sylvagrow Multi-purpose compost. We also have the Multi-purpose with added John Innes and Sylvagrow Farmyard, Organic Veg Planters back in stock. We are waiting on delivery of their soil improver which will hope will be arriving soon. We still have stock of Pine Nugget Bark and Sylvagrow Ericaceous and a few bags of Spruce ornamental.

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Seed Potatoes & Onion Sets

By Paul, 08/01/2021 11:29 am

Our selection of seed potatotes has arrived with more varieties than ever before. All varieties have been selected because of their suitability to South-West growing conditions but also for their flavour and yeilds. The list inclused 7 earlies (Accord, Arran Pilot, Foremost, Home Guard, Orla, Premiere and Winston) 5 Second earlies (Charlotte, Kestrel, Maris Peer, Nicola and Wilja) and 5 Maincrop (Cara, Diseiree, Picasso, Pink Fir Apple and Setanta).  All vaireties are sold loose so that you only need buy the number of tubers you require, which means you can grow more varieties. Though it is too early plant out in the garden, this is the time to begin the process of Chitting in order to get a head start on the growing season.

We also have our selection of Onion and Shallot sets for planting once the growing conditions start to improve. Varieties available are Sturon, Red Karmen and Stuttgarter in Onions and Red Sun and Golden Gourmet in Shallots.  Don’t forget our great selection of Vegetable and flower Seeds from Kings and we have Organic Veg seed from Johnsons.

With the boom in Grow Your Own last spring I’m sure demand will be brisk this season too, so now is the time to start planning the veg plot to make the best things.

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We Are Open During Lockdown 3

By Paul, 05/01/2021 9:57 am

As the government has allowed Garden Centres to remain open, as Essential Retail, we shall be remaining open for your essential gardening needs. Our priority during this difficult time (as always) is to keep both our staff and customers safe.  We would strongly discourage anyone from outside the local area from travelling to the Nursery at this time as this would constitute a breach of the lockdown terms. If you are shielding then please ask somebody to call in on your behalf rather than coming to the Nursery yourselves. We are able to offer a local, contact free delivery service for those unable to come to us, please email us at enquiries@covegardennursery.co.uk your requiriements.

All of the stringent controls that we implemented are still in place to protect staff and ccustomers while on site. These include:

  • Hand washing and Sanatising at the enterance
  • Social Distancing, keep 2 meters from other customers and staff
  • Face coverings are required
  • All trollies and baskets sanitised after customer usage
  • Regular sanatising of ‘Touch Zones’
  • Card Payments only, no cash
  • Dogs are not permitted on site
  • Please only bring Children to site if you must and keep them under strict supervision while on site.
  • If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 symptoms, do not come to the nursery under any circumstances.
  • While we are largly an open air site, customer limits apply to enclosed spaces.
It is essential that everyone stick to these rules as a condition of entry to our Nursery and anyone refusing to stick to them will be refused service and asked to leave.
Let’s keep everone safe and look forward to enjoying the garden spaces we’ve created with freinds and family once this is all over.
Thank you for your patience.
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Chritmas Closure

By Paul, 23/12/2020 2:59 pm

We will be closed from 1pm on Christmas Eve until the Monday 4th January 2021.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have shown us such great support thoughout 2020. It has been a challenging year for everyone and we look forward to 2021 in the hope that it may be somewhat less difficult. Despite all that has happened it is heartening to see so many finding solice in their gardens and therefore wishing to make the most of them. We have seen a number of ‘New’ gardeners coming to the Nursery for the first time and I hope that the gardening bug will continue long after things return to something close to normal.  We have already lots of new plants planned for 2021 as we strive to enhance our range.

Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and New Year,

Paul & Helen

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Last few Christmas trees 2020

By Paul, 21/12/2020 2:25 pm

We still have a few of the beautiful Devon Grown Christmas trees available. In Nordman fir (non-drop) we have sizes from 7ft up to 9ft and in the Norway Spruce there are a couple of 6ft trees and then sizes up to 9ft. These are still great trees. Don’t forget we can alsio arrange local delivery.

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Devon Grown Christmas Trees 2020

By Paul, 27/11/2020 3:08 pm

We now have our Fresh cut, Devon grown Christmas trees available and it seems that customers are eager to start the festivities early this year. There are both Nordman Fir (non-drop) and Traditional Norway Spruce available as well as potted trees. Sizes available are up to about 10ft tall for both types. As with everything we are operating in a Covid-safe manner to ensure maximum protection of saff and customers (see our opening times page for details). Local delivery of Christmas trees can be arranged, give us a call for details.

To get the best from your tree we recomment cutting about 3cm from the bottom of the trunk and standing the tree overnight in a bucket of clean water. The cooler the space allocated for teh tree the better, so turn down low any adjacent radiators. Use a stand that will also hold some water and keep this topped up with clean water only (take care with regards to electrics).

The Nursery is now open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and Sundays 10am to 4pm.

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We are Open – Visiting during Lockdown 2

By Paul, 05/11/2020 10:20 am

We are pleased that the government has placed Garden Centres into the essential retail category this time round and therefore we can remain open. All our exsisting, stringent Covid safety precautions remain in place and we continue to monitor the advice to provide as safe a visit as possible. With this in mind I would remind everyone that hand washing facilities are provided at the entrance and these are expected to be used before entering and leaving the site. Additional sanitiser is on hand too. Social distancing with a minimum of 2 metres between other customers and staff is to be observed at all times. Face coverings are required at all times in enclosed areas and we encourage there use even in open areas of the site. Although this is a quieter time of year for us there may still become times when we need to restrict the number of people on site at one time. All our trolleys and baskets are sanitised after use and a regular program of surface cleaning of touched surfaces if carried out at regular intervals. No Dogs are allowed on site and children must be kept under control at all times. We are still not taking cash payments and ask that you pay using contactless payments where possible. As before we ask that those in vulnerable categories do not come to the nursery in person but stay safely at home. Please contact us and we will see if we can help those in need with our local contact free delivery service.

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Visiting Our Nursery During Covid-19: Update

By Paul, 11/07/2020 2:45 pm

As we are now out of our busiest time we feel able to relax the one person per household rule, however safety guidance and social distancing still applies. We reserve the right to limit the number of people per houshold at busy times. Please leave anyone in the vulnerable category at home, if you need to bring children please make them aware that they need to stay with the family unit and not run about. Dogs are still not allowed on site. We continue to provide sanitiser and hand washing facilities at the entrance and expect everyone to use them on the way in and when leaving the nursery. We are still not accepting cash payments, card only please.  These rules are there for the saftey and comfort of our staff and customers. Our opening hours continue as 10am to 4pm daily. Thank you for your continuing support and patience!

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Peat-Free Multi-purpose Compost Back in Stock

By Paul, 10/07/2020 1:34 pm

We have now received fresh stock of RHS endorsed Sylvagrow compost from Melcourt. This multi-purpose compost is perfect for your growing needs while being kind to the enviroment. We stock both the Sylvagrow Sustainable growing medium 50L and the Sylvagrow Sustainable growing medium with added John Innes 50L.

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A396 Now Open Again

By Paul, 04/07/2020 8:54 am

Happy to report the the A396 has re-opened at Riversmeet (just down from The Exeter Inn).  So we are now accessable from both directions.  We look forward to seeing all those from Bampton, Dulverton etc. that have been delaying their visits.

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