Category: Cove Garden Nursery News

Seed Potatoes 2020

By Paul, 06/01/2020 7:01 pm

Wow, it’s that time of year again, Seed Potatoes have arrived. As usual we have carefully selected the varieties that should perform well in the South-Wests often challenging conditions.  Within the 15 varieties that we stock you will find a good range of blight and slug resistant varieties. We balance the overall pest and disease resistance with the need to have good flavour and decent yields. We do this by, not only assesing the information available, but listening to our customers and their experiences. We are happy to offer advice on planting and growing your crop so that you may have a positive expereince. All our varieties are sold loose enabling you to buy only what you need, particularly useful if you only have a small plot. You can choose between Earlies, Second Earlies and Main crop varieties but don’t get put off by the termanology as all this means is the length of time from planting to when they are ready to harvest. We can also find you some great choices for different cooking preferences such as Jacket spuds or Salad and New Potatoes. Planting in the ground would start until April (unless you live in a very mild area or are brave enough to risk it) but you can get a headstart by “Chitting” your seed potatoes. They have all they need in the tuber to make this start by placing them in a frost free location out of direct sunlight to allow them to make short shoots ready to plant out once the danger of hard frost has subsided. Growing potatoes can be very rewarding so come along soon and let us help you make the right choice for planting.

Seed Potatoes 2020

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Christmas Opening Times

By Paul, 24/12/2019 11:46 am

We will be open Christsmas Eve until 1pm and then Closed over the Christmas and New year opening again on the 2nd January 2020.

We hope you have a very lovely Christmas and Wish all our customers A Happy New Year!

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Devon Grown Christmas Trees

By Paul, 02/12/2019 11:45 am

It’s that time of year agian and we have our wonderful selection of Christmas Trees available to buy now. As usual we have both Nordman Fir (Non-Drop) and Traditional Norway Spruce in sizes from 3ft up to 10ft. Come in and choose your tree and even if you are not ready for it we can look after it until you are.  All are trees are grown in Devon and are freshly cut just before delivery to us. This makes them the most sustainable choice for a tree this Christmas. For every tree cut a new one, at least, is replanted. We are able to arrange local delivery and we can net trees to make them easier to take away. We also have some potted trees about 3ft tall, which can be planted out after the festive period.  If you need a stand for your tree then we have those too. We are open 7 days a week right though to Christmas Eve.

Christmas Trees 2019

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Autumn Bedding Plants

By Paul, 06/09/2019 11:09 am

Well it definately feels like autumn! We now have a great selection of autumn and winter flowering Pansies and Violas available in both single colours and mixed. Wallflower plants are now ready and this year we have a number of single coloured packs as well as the usual mixtures. There are also packs of Forget-me-nots, Sweet Williams and Bellis ready. Primroses and Polyanthus are starting to become ready with many more to come over the next few weeks. Don’ forget the Cyclamen which are particularly good in a sheltered spot and ideal for Baskets and Containers.

Lots of Violas and Pansies

Lots of Violas and Pansies

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Easter Fair 2019

By Paul, 14/04/2019 3:16 pm

Our annual Easter Fair will be on Easter Sunday 21st April.  As usual, ther will be a great selection of quality local crafts people. Crafts include basket making, felting, pottery, fabrics, jewellery and of course the fantastic glass creations made on site at Cove Garden Nursery. There will be refreshments provided on the day provided by Titley Green from their vintage caravan. 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.

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Easter Fair 2019

By Paul, 26/01/2019 10:20 am

We are inviting applications from Artists and Crafters to take part in our annual Easter Sunday Fair.  We aim to get a varied selection of different arts and crafts from the local area. Over recent years we have been able to showcase some fantastically varied creations from around the Southwest. We would also welcome applications from local artisan food & drink producers. This year we are able to offer pitches for a typical 3 x 3m gazebo or limited number of table spaces with in our marquee. If you are interested and would like to be considered or require more details then please get in touch to enquiries@covegardennursery.co.uk.

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Christmas Trees 2018

By Paul, 06/12/2018 12:47 pm

Our fantastic Devon Grown Christmas Trees are available now in sizes from 3 ft up to 10ft and we have plenty of stock of both traditional Norway Spruce and the Non-Drop Nordman Firs.  We also have some potted trees, mostly Norway Spruce with their own roots. All our trees are from local Devon growers and are freshley cut to give you the best and longest lasting trees. Prices this year have been held from 2017 and we are able to offer a delivery service to Tiverton, Bampton, Dulverton and local villages.  This our 10th year selling Christmas Trees and we are pleased to say that we have an ever increasing number of returning customers year after year.  Come and have a look at our Christmas Trees for yourself, you won’t be disapointed.

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Winter Opening

By Paul, 27/08/2018 10:04 am

Just a reminder that we will be reverting to our winter opening times as from Tuesday 28th August. So until Easter 2019  our opening times will be 9am until 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am until 4pm on Sundays. We will continue to be open 7 days per week!!

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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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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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