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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SUMMER BEDDING

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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EASTER SUNDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

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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Instant Spring Colour

By Paul, 19/03/2013 12:56 pm

We have Trays of 15 colourful Primroses & Polyanthus at just £7 /tray.  Should bring a bit of instant cheer to gardens this spring, great if you have visitors coming over Easter or just to please yourself. 

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Quality Bird Tables – Tested by Tom the Cat

By Paul, 18/03/2013 6:59 pm

Tom thinks he’s found the perfect place to keep an eye on goings on here at Cove. He’s found that can climb adjacent tables and cosy up sheltered from the rain while keeping an eye out from his vantage point. He’s obviously got an eye for quality! But don’t worry  the birds will be safe once placed away from things for cats to climb and they will then be able to take advantage of this vantage point to feed.

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Iris lazica

By Paul, 14/03/2013 10:45 am

This beautiful evergreen Iris has been flowering for us for a while with it’s blue flowers veined with white at the base of the falls. Best in full sun or partial shade flowers appear late winter through to early spring. It is closely related to Iris unguicularis, another evergreen winter flowerer and both thrive on poor soils and form large clumps that can be easily divided if they become too big.

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Wooden Log Planters

By Paul, 08/03/2013 8:19 pm

We now have a new range of Devon made Wooden Planters which I’m sure will be popular. Constructed from pressure treated timber and held together with corrosion resistant screws, these planters are built to last. The 3 rustic designs are perfect for the rural environment or could easily be stained or painted to match your existing colour scheme. We’ve mocked up some planting ideas so that they can be seen at their best, but pop into the Nursery and give them a closer inspection.

Log Planters 3 sizes, Built to Last

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