Category: Seeds

Seed Potatoes & Onion Sets

By Paul, 19/01/2017 5:42 pm

Yes it’s that time of year again! All our seed potato varieties for 2017 have now arrived along with Onion sets and Shallot sets.This year we have carefully selected 14 varieties of Seed potatoes which are being sold loose so that you can buy as many or as few as you require. As always we have tweaked the selection to include the best varieties for growing in the South West. Earlies are; Arran Pilot, Foremost, Lady Chrystl, Orla, Premiere and Winston. Second Earlies are; Charlotte, Kestrel, Maris Peer and Wilja. Main Crop are; Desiree, International Kidney (A.K.A “Jersey Royal”) Picasso and Pink Fir Apple. We are also offering to Organic Varieties in pre-packs which are Arran Victory and Maris Bard.

Onions and Shallot sets on offer are Onions; Sturon, Rumba and Red Karmen. Shallots; Golden Gourmet and Red Sun.

Alongside our great selection of vegetable seeds from both Kings Seeds and Johnsons World Kitchen there should be some bumper harvests in vegetable plots this Summer.

Part of our Seed potato selection 2017

Part of our Seed potato selection 2017

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Bring on 2017!

By Paul, 02/01/2017 10:18 am

Our 2017 season starts here! The Nursery is now open right through the year. We start the year with a Plant Sale, an opportunity to pick up some bargains as we make some room for all the new stock we shall be growing this coming year! Shortly we will see the arrival of our Seed Potatoes and we already have refreshed stocks of Kings Seeds and the Sarah Raven and World Kitchen Seeds from Johnsons. The garden is a place where we can all escape the pressures and stresses of modern life while making a positive contribution to our environment. Gardening is such a healthy and rewarding past-time so plan your plantings now and look forward to a bountiful 2017! We look forward to seeing all our customers old and new so bring on 2017!

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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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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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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 Year, New Stock!

By Paul, 13/01/2012 9:56 am

Seed Potatoes, Onion Sets and Summer Flowering Bulbs have begun to arrive to announce the new year and the start of preparations for a new season.Potato Varieties this year are as follows:

  • Earlies; Accord, Formost, Red Duke of York, Swift, Winston and coming soon Premier.
  • Second Earlies; Maris Peer, Nicola, Saxon, Wilja and coming soon Charlotte.
  • Main Crop; Pentland Crown, Cara, Romano, Picasso, Valor and Pink Fir Apple.

All these are Sold Loose so you can choose as few or as many tubers as you require. We also have a few packs of Organic Arron Victory which I understand from the TV last year have excellent flavour!

Onion and Shallot sets are also in as are ‘Red Champagne’ Rhubarb crowns (a good sweet variety).  Add this to our selection of Fruit trees, bushes and Vegetable seeds and you have all you need for a very productive “Grow Your Own” season here at Cove Garden Nursery……See you soon!

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Mid Devon Show 23rd July!

By Helen, 16/07/2011 1:19 pm

Well midsummer has been and gone and the rush for bedding and basket plants has slowed down.  We still have some hanging baskets left so if you haven’t done them yet come and see us, they are looking beautiful!

We are also getting ready for the Mid Devon show next weekend which we are hoping will be as successful as last year.  Its a real chance for us to get creative with the plants and do something different!  We will be in the Flower and Garden Marquee again so come and see us!  Joolz of Wicked Willows will be there too and she has created something spectacular!  I have posted last years display below.

  Other news:   at some point this summer we might be able to barbeque so let me remind you that we stock the amazing Bulworthy Project charcoal which is made locally,  its the best charcoal ever, no chemicals and burns really well.  Also if you are noticing bare patches on your lawn but don’t want to buy a whole box of grass seed we now sell loose practical lawn seed from Kings seeds, so if you just want a handful come and see us!  One last thing!  We now have our own Facebook page so search for Cove Garden Nursery and come and like us!

Cove Garden Nursery stand at Mid Devon Show 2010

Hanging Baskets

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Sowing the seeds of Summer

By Paul, 10/01/2011 3:41 pm

It may seem a little premature but now is the time to start thinking about those summer flower displays and plans for the kitchen garden.  We have a great selection of seeds to cover all tastes and schemes from Kings Seeds.  For those of you not familiar with Kings we find that they not only offer good value for money but also excellent germination rates.  Flowers range from Antirrhinum to Wallflower, including a rage of Sweet peas and Wild Flowers. Vegetables and Herbs from Asparagus Pea to Tomatoes including Oriental Veg. Peas and Beans and Salad leaves. Garlic & Asparagus are available now with Onion sets & Seed Potatoes to follow soon.  Plan now for a bountiful harvest throughout the coming seasons.

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