Category: Flower Garden

Seed Potatoes, Seeds & Summer Flowering Bulbs

By Paul, 23/01/2015 11:07 am

Our full selection of seed potatoes, onion &shallot sets are available now. Early Varieties we have Accord, Foremost, Lady Christl, Rocket & Winston (Highest yeilding variety in our 10 Litre pot trial last year!). Second Early varieties are Charlotte, Kestrel, Maris Peer, Nadine & Saxon. Main Crop varieties are Cara, Picasso, Pink Fir Apple, Romano & Valor. All the former are sold loose so that you can select as few or as many as you require! In addition we are offering pre-packed seed potatoes of Shetland Black (a heratige variety with outstanding flavour), International Kidney (the Variety grown as Jersey Royal when grown in Jersey), Sarpo Mira ( known for its exceptional blight resistance) and Jazzy (a new versitile variety with it own website: www.jazzypotato.co.uk/ ).

We are also stockest of Kings Seeds whos seed offers good quality, leadng to high germanation rates at reasonable prices giving the customer great value for money! Check out their very handy “Grow & Sow” chart at  www.kingsseeds.com/Sow%20harvest%20chart%20.pdf and plan your vegeatable garden perfectly!.

Summer flowering ‘Bulbs’ have started to arrive and as usual we have a varied selection of some of Taylors Bulbs finest Dahlia tubers, Gladioli, Lilies etc. to turn gardens into a colour & scent extraveganzer this summer.

A part of our Seed potato, Seed & Summer Bulb selection for 2015

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Roses

By Paul, 23/11/2013 6:59 pm

Full Rose Availability We now have our full list of 178 varieties of Roses available now! Planting them in Autumn especially with Rootgrow Mycorrhizal will mean that you will have fantastic roses next summer.  Much of the new stock is currently bare rooted, so there is a cost saving if your quick and get your roses before we get around to potting them up. Check out the list there is plenty to tempt. Lots of Scented varieties, rampant ramblers, minature & patio roses, classic & old fashioned varieties and of course a wide selection of Hybrid Tea & Floribunda bush roses. Give us a call if yo have any further questions.

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SEASONAL BUZZ ….. PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS

By Paul, 28/07/2013 9:48 am

Just back from the Mid-Devon Show, below is the list of plants from the display. All available now from our Nursery!

Spring

Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’

Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin Giant’

Cotoneaster ‘Hybridus Pendulus’

Digitalis purperia ‘Foxy’

Erica vagans

Erica x darleyensis ‘Mary Helen’

Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’

Pieris japonica ‘Carnival’

Summer

Achillia Millefoilum ‘Red Velvet’

Agapanthus

Agastache ‘Black Adder’

Buddlia Buzz ‘Ivory’

Buddlia Davidii ‘Black Knight’

Buddlia Davidii ‘Pink Delight’

Cirsium rivulare ‘Trevors Blue Wonder’

Clematis ‘Burma Star’ ‘Piilu’ ‘Prince Charles’ ‘Mrs N Thompson’

Crocosmia ‘Solfatare’

Ecinacea ‘Tomato Soup’

Eryngium ‘Blue Hobbit’

Gaura ‘Lindheimeri Pink’

Geranium‘Rozanne’

Hellenium ‘Double Trouble’

Heuchara ‘Paris’

Hosta ‘Ginko Craig’

Hydrangea aspera ‘Sargentiana‘

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Sundae Fraise’

Hyssopus officinalis ‘Blue’

Lavandula ‘Coconut Ice’ & ‘Hidcote’

Ligularia ‘The Rocket’

Lobelia ‘Blue Waterfall’

Lonicera symilis var. Delavayi

Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’

Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’

Nepeta cataria ‘Catnip’

Origanum

Penstemon ‘Huskers Red’

Phlox paniculata ‘Grenadine Dream’

Polymonium ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Primula capitata subsp. ‘Mooreana’

Rosa ‘Sally Holmes’

Rudbeckia ‘Little Gold Star’

Scabiousa ‘Vivid Violet’

Sedum spectabile ‘Brilliant’ & ‘Iceberg’

Thymus ‘Bressingham Pink’ & ‘Wooly’

Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’

Verbena officianalis Grandiflora

Autumn

Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Limelight’

Fatsia japonica ‘Spiderweb’

Hedara helix ‘Sagittifolia’

Helianthus x laetiflorus ‘Lemon Queen’

Caluna  vulgaris

Winter

Helleborus

Mahonia japonica Bealei

Sarcaccoca hokeriana ‘Digyna’

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Patio Clematis

By Paul, 25/05/2013 8:20 am

Stunning Patio Clematis from the Raymond Evison Collection. These include C. ‘Rebecca’ with large, rich velvet red flowers that come & come again throughout the summer. C. ‘Ooh La La’ has pink striped flowers that really stand out. Normally this collection in 3 Litre deep pots and trained onto bamboo ‘ladders’ retail at £14.95 but we have them on special at the moment for just £11.99 each or 2 plants for £20! They will look superb on in patio containers or grown up fences & trellis. Sure to impress the neighbours.

Clematis 'Ooh La La'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

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SUMMER BEDDING

By Paul, 02/05/2013 8:02 am

We now have ready a large selection of summer flowering bedding plants just in time for the May Bank Holiday weekend. You’ll still have to keep an eye out for any late frosts, especially for tender options such as Begonias & Marigolds but there are still plenty of hardier options if you want to get started but live in a frost pocket. These include Alyssum, Antirrhinums, Mimulus, Cineraria Silver Dust & Stocks, all of which can stand a frost once hardened off. Even Petunias & Geraniums will tolerate light ground frosts once hardened off. If you are lucky enough to live in a milder spot or be able to offer plants a little additional protection with fleece or plant up containers undercover, then there is a wide range available. You don’t have to make elaborate bedding schemes like the ones you see in municipal parks, spectacular though they are, a few bright bedding plants in herbaceous & shrub borders can enliven these spots.  We are optomistic that the weather will be better this summer than last year and what better way to make the most of your outdoor spaces that quick growing, colourful Bedding plants!

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Hanging Baskets Made to Order

By Paul, 25/04/2013 10:16 am

We are making up customer orders for colourful summer baskets, pots and wall planters. This year we have an even greater selection of basket plants to chose from in almost any colour combination you can think of.

Award winning Baskets supplied by Cove Garden Nursery

We can advise on planting for a particular aspect for example full sun or shade. We can make the baskets up and look after them for a few weeks until they have rooted in & the danger of frosts have past by the end of May. Then you can hang them up and (providing you care for them well) impress everyone with your beautiful colourful displays.

Fantastic Baskets cared for by Seddons of Dulverton

If you prefer to make up your own baskets them our wide selection of Tub & Basket plants are available now!

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Instant Spring Colour

By Paul, 19/03/2013 12:56 pm

We have Trays of 15 colourful Primroses & Polyanthus at just £7 /tray.  Should bring a bit of instant cheer to gardens this spring, great if you have visitors coming over Easter or just to please yourself. 

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Winter Gems

By Paul, 17/01/2013 11:34 am

While the weather has turned cooler a quick walk around the nursery reveals some winter gems. Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’ is a mass of swollen buds beginning to burst into delicate soft white flowers with a pink tinge.

Prunus 'Autumnalis Rosea'

The sweet fragrance of Sarcococca (Christmas box) hangs in the chilly air. The rosey buds of Skimmia ‘Rubella’ are just about to open into clusters of scented white stars while the spidery florets of Hamamelis ‘Diane’ offers its soapy aroma. The jewel in the crown quite literally must be a variety of Hellebore which we are growing for the first time called Helleborus ‘Winter Jewels Cherry Blossom’. The majority of this carefully bred variety offer wonderfully large saucer shaped flowers of two tone rose & white Anemone centred flowers. A delightful double specimen was spotted with the same colours but fully double exotic looking flowers.

A stunning selection of H. 'Winter Jewels Cherry Blossom'

You can’t help but want to be in the garden in winter when surrounded by all these beautiful gems.

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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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New Bees & Butterflies Flower Seed Range

By Paul, 31/10/2012 10:17 am

Butterfly & Verbena

New stock has arrived this week. This range of seeds has been specially selected by Sarah Raven whose BBC programs on gardening for bees and butterflies have attracted a huge amount of interest. The idea of this range is to enable the creation of beautiful gardens that will attract and feed pollinating insects throughout the season. After this summer these insects could doo with all the help they can get so here’s a chance to help them and have a beautiful garden too!

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