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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RHS Rosemoor Art Fair

By Helen, 09/03/2011 5:52 pm

I will be exhibiting as part of the Devon Artists Network at the RHS Rosemoor Art Fair 8 to 10 April.  If you want to see some of Devon’s finest artists in one of Devon’s finest gardens then its well worth a trip.  More details are on www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk  and www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

We are also planning our own Arts/Crafts Market here at Cove Garden Nursery on Easter Sunday, if you would like to take part get in touch for details:  enquiries@covegardennursery.co.uk

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Buy Baby Bunting!

By Helen, 19/02/2011 6:49 pm

This is some recently made glass bunting that would look  pretty just about anywhere!   I can make them any colour to match your decor and I think they would look really sweet in a little girls bedroom with some fairy lights!   I have added some beads to give them extra sparkle.  These retail at £20 and they can be made to any length. 

Handmade Glass Bunting

Blue Textured Glass

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Romance at Heart

By Helen, 07/02/2011 10:11 am
Etched Heart

Hand Made Etched Heart

Valentines Day is looming and although you shouldn’t need an excuse to treat your loved one we have some gifts and cards for that special day .   Choose from our beautifully crafted jewellery and glass or ceramic hearts.        

If you prefer something more floral, we  have these Valentines Kiss lilies bulbs or a selection of roses ready to be planted for a permanent reminder!

Valentines Kiss

Lilac Heart

Etched Heart

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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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Union Jack!

By Helen, 15/01/2011 9:33 am

Union Jack

 

According to my sources there is to be a Royal Wedding this year and the Union Jack is to be the must have accessory!  Coincidentally I have made this copper foiled and glass Union Jack! 

 This particular piece however is to be auctioned off to raise funds for Project Mobility the charity that supports amputees by adapting  Land Rovers to give them the freedom to live the life we take for granted.  You can find out about them on the eve of their 1st Birthday here:  www.projectmobility4x4.org

I am hoping this will help raise loads of money for them,  if you are unable to bid and would like to commission this piece (other flags available!) get in touch with me!  Also just a reminder that I have been holding 1-2-1 copper foiling workshops here so if you would like to learn a new skill for the new year then drop us a line!

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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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Merry Christmas!

By Helen, 24/12/2010 3:32 pm

Wishing all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  We are now closed over the Christmas period until the 4th of January 2011.  Hopefully the weather will have thawed a little by then and we can all look forward to Spring……..

Merry Christmas from Paul & Helen and all at Cove Garden Nursery!

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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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