Category: Cove Garden Nursery News

BBC Devon – Toby Buckland Show

By Paul, 01/07/2018 3:27 pm

Great to be on the Toby Buckland Show this morning. Hope everyone was listning, other wise you can listen again on IPlayer www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p069xvkf .

One of Our favourite plants, ideal for a shady spot!

And some very welcome rain as well. This should get the plants in your gardens looking lush again and soften the ground a bit for some summer planting!

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Weekend Closure

By Paul, 08/06/2018 8:06 am

Cove Garden Nursery will be closed on the Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June 2018.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  We will be open as usual from Monday 25th at 9am.

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Easter Fair this Sunday!

By Paul, 30/03/2018 1:11 pm

It Looks, from the forecast, that we have the best day of the Easter weekend this Easter Sunday for our Craft Market. There will be something for everyone with a diverse range of skilled crafters displaying their wares. We’ve got lots of stock ready to go such as Senettii, Primroses and plenty of bulbs in bud or flower. Spring flowering Heathers will be buzzing with bees when the sun does eventually come out.  There are lots of the standard 9cm pots of Perennials available now at £1.99 or 3 for £5. These are an ideal way of creating beautiful, colourful summer borders.

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Easter Fair

By Paul, 13/03/2018 10:26 am

We are once again holding our Fair on Easter Sunday 1st April. This has become a popular event in the area and we have a great line-up of stall holders again this year. Crafts coved include Pottery, Jewelery, up-cycled Furnishings, Wordwork, Metalwork and soaps and cosmetics as well as the full dispaly of glass craft from our own resident artist. Hot food and beverages will be on offer.  All this plus all the usual plants and garden related items that we have every day. Entry to the fair is absolutely FREE with plenty of parking. It all starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm.

Shellac DJs It's a Wind Up

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Rose List 2018

By Paul, 21/01/2018 2:23 pm

We have finally put together our rose list for the 2018 season and this is available as a pdf file below.  This is the list of all the rose varieties that we have potted and stock this season and their current stock levels.  I often hesitate about publishing stock list as our stock can change rapidly throughout the year (You will note that several varieties have already sold out or available in limited numbers already). Therefore I would recommend  you check current stock levels before traveling to avoid disappointment. We have again added some new varieties and a few have been lost from the list due to lack of customer interest or poor performance. After trialing the Renaissance, Delbard and Nostalgic roses last season we have increased the range as they performed so well in 2017. If you are after a particular variety it is always worth an enquiry,  we may be able to order it in for the autumn.

Roses Stock Jan 2018

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January Plant Sale 2018

By Paul, 05/01/2018 11:24 am

We’re all back to normal (well as close as we ever get) after the Festive break and looking forward to the coming seasons. Before all the new seasons plants start to arrive we are having a little clear out of plants that we need to more to make some space. And so we have selected ornamental and fruit trees from as little as £10 each, Clematis Buy One Get One Free, Selected shrubs and perennials in 2/3 Litre pots at 3 for £10 and a few other extra special bargains just for good measure. The Plant Sale will end on the 31st January or when all the special offers have gone. Best be quick to get the best choice!

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Easter Fair Today!

By Paul, 16/04/2017 7:18 am

The day has come and if your looking for something to do in the beautiful Exe Valley today our Easter Fair will offer you a chance to see and buy some of the areas arts and crafts. Also hot food and refreshments are available.  All happening today 10am to 4pm. See you here!

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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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Festive Times

By Paul, 24/12/2016 9:59 am

The Nursery will be closed from lunch time Christmas Eve and then will be closed until the 2nd of January 2017. When we come back in January we can look forward to the start of another season! Early January will see the arrival of Seed potatoes and summer flowering bulbs such as Dahlias, Gladioli and Lilies. We continue to offer a great range of flower & vegetable seed from Kings Seeds and Sarah Raven Collections and World Kitchen seeds from Johnsons.  There will also be a January sale and I’ll post more details of that once we’ve decided what is going to be in it!

Have a great time over the festive period and we look forward to hearing about all your great plans for your gardens in 2017.

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