Category: Cove Garden Nursery News

Festive Craft Market

By Helen, 30/11/2013 10:27 am

Cove Garden Nursery Festive Fair is on Sun 8th December 10 till 4.  Some great stalls including textiles, candles, soaps, wood-turning, ceramics amongst others.  Pitmans Farm will be providing delicious hog roast once again and mobile cafe Cosmic Wheels will be supplying warm soups and mulled wine.  It’s the perfect time to purchase some unique presents and pick out your Devon fresh Christmas Tree. 

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Devon Grown Christmas Trees

By Paul, 29/11/2013 9:49 am

The festive season has begun for us here at Cove with the arrival of the first deliveries of localy grown Christmas Trees. This year the qulity looks as good as ever with a even greater number of Nordman non-drop trees after such high demand last season. We still recommend getting in early so you can have the wides choice and we are happy to look after the tree for you until you are ready for it. Local delivery is available and is free to Bampton and many parts of Tiverton. Let the festive season begin!

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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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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!


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’


Achillia Millefoilum ‘Red Velvet’


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’


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’


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


Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Limelight’

Fatsia japonica ‘Spiderweb’

Hedara helix ‘Sagittifolia’

Helianthus x laetiflorus ‘Lemon Queen’

Caluna  vulgaris



Mahonia japonica Bealei

Sarcaccoca hokeriana ‘Digyna’

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Mid Devon Show 2013

By Helen, 25/07/2013 8:55 pm

We are busy getting ready for the Mid Devon Show this Saturday,  come and find us in the Flower Marquee!  This year we are creating a ‘Perfect for Pollinators’ stand showcasing some of the plants for all seasons  that the bees and butterflies love.  This beautiful peacock butterfly has perfectly illustrated this by settling in on this Cirsium rivulare ‘Trevors Blue Wonder’!   Come and see the whole stand and find out how to encourage those very important pollinators (VIPs!)  into your garden.

Peacock on Cirsium rivulare ‘Trevors Blue Wonder’

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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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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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Sun Shines on Easter Arts & Crafts Market

By Paul, 02/04/2013 9:35 pm

Our Easter Sunday Arts & Crafts Market went off without a hitch, even the weather improved for the day and there was plenty of sunshine on offer, even if it was a little chilly. The atmosphere was great with Musicians from Whirligig playing through the day and Pitmans Farm providing hot food in the form of a delicious Hog Roast. This was our third Easter Market and with a little help from the weather and a lot of help from the stallholders I think this was our best Easter Market Yet! Many thanks once again to all.

Meadow Forge

Meadow Forge

A chance to shop for plants as well as Art & Crafts

A chance to shop for plants as well as Art & Crafts

The Sun Shines at Cove's Arts & Crafts Market

The Sun Shines at Cove's Arts & Crafts Market

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By Paul, 26/03/2013 9:35 am

Cove Garden Nursery will once again be hosting our Easter Sunday Arts & Craft Market showcasing a whole range of local hand-made arts & crafts.  Stalls include jewellery, fused and blown glass, pottery, textiles, wood craft, vintage china, ironmongery, cup-cakes and handmade chocolates, organic meat and more!  Alongside our extensive plant range it’s a great way to spend an Easter Sunday finding inspiration for your home and garden, whilst supporting local craft businesses.   Wicked Willows will be working on site and you can come and meet the willow dragon!  Entry to the Craft Fair is FREE!

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