Christmas Trees Sold Out

By Helen, 18/12/2012 2:13 pm

Last  Christmas tree sold this morning, but orders being taken for 2013!   For anyone stuck for last minute presents we have National Garden Gift Vouchers, or for seasonal indoor display, Hyacinths, Paperwhites and Cyclamen.   We have a range of Camellias looking good and nicely budded which would make great presents for the gardener or for the kitchen garden a selection of soft fruit favourites.   Unique hand made gift stained and fused glass by Helen Fonnereau  is also available.   We will be closed early afternoon on Christmas Eve till 2nd December.   May we also take this opportunity to wish all our supporters a Very Merry Christmas!

Fused Glass Stars

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Cove Garden Nursery Festive Fair

By Helen, 10/12/2012 12:38 pm

Many thanks to all the stall holders at yesterdays festive fair for helping us add something extra for our customers.  The weather was kind to us and not too cold and the atmosphere was enlivened by the music of Wurlygig.   Next fair will be Easter Sunday, hopefully bigger and better!

Crafters Setting up their Stalls at Cove Garden Nursery

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Cove Festive Fair!

By Helen, 19/11/2012 10:28 am

We will be holding our Festive Fair on Sunday 9th December 2012.  Its a great time to shop for some hand made presents and pick up your freshly cut Christmas Tree at the same time.  We will also be serving Mulled Wine and Mince Pies to warm you up!  Some pitches are still available so send us an email for details…

Cove Garden Nursery Festive Fair Sunday 9th December 2012

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Sarah Ravens Seeds

By Helen, 02/11/2012 2:46 pm

Just a reminder that we are now stocking seeds selected by Sarah Raven to create your perfect bee and butterfly garden.  Her recent BBC TV programme ‘Bees, Butterflies and Blooms’ highlights the decline in pollinating insects and her campaign to encourage more bee and butterfly friendly gardens and we at Cove Garden Nursery are right behind her!

Sarah Ravens Seeds

A varied selection of beautiful blooms are available to be sown all year round,  including some wild flowers such as Yellow Rattle which has been much requested this year.

Sarah Ravens Seeds will compliment our extensive range of Kings Seeds  so we are bound to have something to tempt all gardeners!

Yellow Rattle

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Winter Bedding 5 packs for £10

By Helen, 21/10/2012 7:42 pm

Pansies and violas are a great way of cheering up a winter garden, and at 5 packs for £10 they are a cheap way of packing out your planters and baskets.  Underplant with bulbs and you’ll have a display that will last you till warmer weather returns!

Tricolour Pansy

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All Fired Up! Exhibition of Glass at Redearth Gallery 26 Oct – 4 Nov 2012

By Helen, 17/10/2012 8:49 pm

All Fired Up is an exhibition of kiln-formed glass by nine Devon Artists at Redearth Gallery, Bickleigh Mill, Tiverton  26 Oct  to 4 Nov.  (redearth-art.com)    The group came together as a result of attending kiln-formed workshops by Anne Smyth at her Devon Studio (www.annesmyth.com) and despite working in the same medium the end results are all very different in their creativity.  This is the first time that they have exhibited together so the work reflects the different personalities in the group and the versatility of the medium!

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Devon Open Studios 2012

By Helen, 15/09/2012 9:48 am

Artists all over Devon are opening their doors this weekend for the annual Devon Open Studios.  Its the ideal opportunity to see arts and crafts in action and to meet the creative minds!  Here in the Exe Valley there are many venues to visit including:  www.heatherbellbarlow.com who paints beautiful landscapes, www.southsidestudio.co.uk for abstract prints and paintings by Sue Wyllie, who is based at the Redearth Gallery, www.redearth-art.com,  Heather Irvine, www.irvinearts.co.uk who creates wildlife and equestrian art, you can also even visit the well loved illustrator Dame Babette Cole, www.babette-cole.com, to name but a few!   So there is something for everyone,  you can pick up the Devon Open Studios in local libarys or check online www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk.  Come and support your local artist and maybe do some early Christmas shopping, remember, good work doesn’t come cheap and cheap work doesn’t come good!  If you are interested in the work of the Exe Valley Artists or you are an artist in the area come and check out the Facebook page for up to date news, just look for Exe Valley Artists.

Mr Fox by Helen Fonnereau

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Mid Devon Show 2012

By Helen, 27/07/2012 2:39 pm

Its that time of the year again, the Mid Devon show is upon us!  Here is a sneak preview of our stand, the  theme this year is ‘Seed to Feed’, it’s always a challenge to come up with new ideas and beautiful plants but think it looks OK, in fact the whole marquee is looking very colourful with the Tiverton Flower Club floral arrangements and the display put on by Tiverton Garden Club.  There is plenty to do at the show, a packed craft marquee and of course all the usual fur and feather and rural skills.  So come in and see us!

Seed to Feed

Cove Garden Nursery at Mid Dev Show 2012

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New pots now in!

By Helen, 22/07/2012 5:50 pm

We have just received a new delivery of pots from the lovely folk of Pot Porrium!  Very reasonably priced and we are the only nursery in Devon who stock them, so you are sure to find something different.   They are also very frost proof as they are fired higher than most other pots. I particularly like these glazed pots below, beautiful colours with a metallic sheen to them,  they will certainly stand out!

Sparkly Pots!

Traditional Terracotta!

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Sunshine at Cove Garden Nursery

By Helen, 19/07/2012 7:00 pm

Sun has finally come out since don’t know how long, probably the last time we blogged!  Have been out and about around the nursery taking photos of whats looking good and enjoying the sunshine!  Astilbes are particularly coming into there own and the moment and the Gazanias are also enjoying the sun.  We are also really loving the Echinacea Hot Papaya.

Astilbes

Gazania

Echinacea Hot Papaya

We are currently preparing ourselves for the Mid Devon Show next Saturday 28th July, we will once again be in the Flower Marquee and fingers crossed this fine weather will stay!

Other news:  We now have  the very popular Vital Earth 4 for £10 Organic Garden Compost back in stock!

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