Category: Cove Garden Nursery News

Midsummer?!

By Helen, 22/06/2011 10:18 am

We have just had the longest day, Wimbledon has started and Glastonbury Festival starts this weekend, so that means only one thing…RAIN!   Of course we do need it after a very dry spring and it means less outdoor watering for us and it also gives me an excuse to get into my workshop and make some bits and bobs out of glass!   I have made some larger outdoor bunting which is hanging on our Tea Tent (open on fine days!) and would look lovely draped among trees or on a pagoda, perfect for adding a festive touch to a summer Bar-B-Q!  Come and see us or give me a ring if you would like something a bit different for your garden. 

I have also been making some etched name hangers so if you are stuck for any gift ideas, get in touch with me for that too, they are ideal for a christening or birthday gift!

Individual Name Hangings

Bunting
Bunting at Cove

If you haven’t yet done your hanging baskets and patio planters we now have 25% off summer bedding, so that means 10 9cm plants including fuschias for £7.50!  Its not too late to do them and for that price you can go mad and create a riot of colours to cheer you on a rainy day!

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Easter Sunday Craft Market

By Helen, 23/04/2011 8:26 pm

We are currently having the hottest and driest April and Easter ever!  Which is great news for us especially this Easter Sunday when we host the Cove Arts and Crafts Market.  We have jewellers, potters, wood turners amongst others and should be a brilliant day to meet with crafters and maybe buy an original piece of work!  We will also be selling cream teas from our now green Tea Tent or maybe a nice ice cream from Langage Farm!    We will be open normal Sunday trading of 10 till 4 so come and meet the crafters!

Green Tea?!

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Spring Blossom

By Paul, 15/03/2011 9:42 am

Pieris 'Valley Valentine'

Prunus 'Okame'

 

At last after the long winter things are starting to come back to life here at Cove. The first flowering cherries are out the daffodills are in full glory and shrubs such as this Pieris japonica ‘ Valley Valentine’ with its superb rosey red flowers definately catches the eye.

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Seed Potatoes Arrive!!

By Paul, 15/01/2011 1:20 pm
A selection of our seed potatoes

Seed Potatoes have now arrived and we have a good selection in stock selected for good yields and disease resistance. This year the majority of our varieties are being sold loose, so you can pick out the number of tubers you require rather than a whole bag. This means that if you want to try afew varieties you are not tied to buying surplus seed potatoes. Earlies include; Accord, Foremost, Lady Christl, Premiere & Sharpes Express. Second Earlies include; Kestrel & Nicola. Main Crop include; Cara, Maris Piper, Valor, International Kidney (Jersey Royal) & Pink Fir Apple.  Also just arrived are Sturon & Red Baron Onion Sets, Golden Gourmet Shallot sets. For the flower garden Sumer flowering bulbs and tubers have started to arrive.  Dahlias, Cannas & Lilies can be started off in pots if you have a frost free conservatory or green house. Lily of the Valley & Herbaceous Paeonias can be planted out soon to establish in borders. And of course choose a sunny spot for Dame Edna’s & Morrisey’s favourite flowers Gladioli.

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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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January Plant Sale

By Paul, 05/01/2011 8:03 pm

 

Happy New Year to our customers!   January is normally our quietest month of the year here at Cove Garden Nursery. So as an incentive we are having a Plant Sale. We have extra special offers on many plants. Many herbaceous Perennials have been reduced by as much as 50%, There’s also 50% off Herbs, 25% off selected shrubs as well as many other discounts. So January may be the ideal time to grab a bargain to replace anything lost in the recent  big freeze!

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Snow Joke!

By Helen, 18/12/2010 11:10 am

Christmas Trees!

Believe it or not we are open and we still have a few Christmas Trees left under this pile of snow!

The snow is laying crisp and deep and even and does look very beautiful even though it may put you off going outside!  Paul is out there (while I blog in the warm!) trying to make the car park accesable!

The A396 is passable and there is traffic occasionally trundling past but very slowly…

A396

 

At least George is prepared with his stocking but I think he will be disappointed to find snow in it rather than presents!

Festive George!

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Christmas Crafts!

By Helen, 10/12/2010 6:55 pm

If you fancy something handmade for Christmas then we have a selection of glass tree decorations and suncatchers made by myself!  We have also had a fresh delivery of trees today if you needed something to hang them on!

Festive Suncatchers

If you always fancied learning how to copper foil I am available for 1 to 1 tuition,  you could book a session for a loved one as a Christmas present!  Just give us a ring for details.

Festive wreath

 We have  festive wreaths for sale, this one is an alternative to the traditional but we also have natural holly wreaths available.

For our cat loving customers meet a new addition to the team.   This is Tom one half of two kittens we got from the Blue Cross, Jerry (naturally)  is the other brother but is very difficult to photograph, hopefully he will stand still for me long enough to get a decent photo soon! 

Tom Cat!

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Winter Wonderland!

By Helen, 06/12/2010 2:25 pm
Customers in Snow!

A sprinkling of snow is just what is needed to put you in a festive mood and here are a few customers braving the cold and getting in early to pick the best trees!  It seems the big freeze will be with us for a while so we may get to have a White Christmas this year!

If you are wanting to impress your friends and have the space we have a small selection of larger Non-Drop trees from 8ft to 13ft!  We can even deliver (locally)  if you can’t fit them in your boot!
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Devon Christmas Trees

By Paul, 01/12/2010 9:31 pm

"Free Snow With Every Tree , While Stocks Last!!!'

A year on and its time for Christmas Trees again.  This year we have an even greater selection of fresh Devon grown trees.  We have traditional Norway Spruce and as well as a great selection of non-drop trees.  We have just had our first delivery and the quality looks superb this year. And what better weather for choosing your christmas tree, cold, crisp and a light sprinkling of snow……Just like a scene from a christmas card.

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