Mothers Day this Sunday 18th March!

By Helen, 16/03/2012 2:38 pm

There is still time to treat your mum this Sunday.  We think an ideal gift would be these Dahlia ‘Mums Special’, plant them up in a nice pot and your will be rewarded with beautiful pale pink summer blooms, your mum will love them!

Mothers Day Gift Ideas!

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Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ (Lungwort)

By Paul, 08/03/2012 8:48 am

PLANT OF THE MONTH – MARCH

Welcome to our new feature, we will endeavour to post a new plant from our range each month.

Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash'

Pulmonarias are a group of popular shade loving, woodland perennials. Leaves are hairy and often marked with silvery markings that sometimes join together to make silvery windows.  The variety ‘Raspberry Splash’ has rosy pink flowers on upright stems holding the flowers well above the attractively spotted, semi-evergreen foliage. Flowering can start as early as February and can last well into late spring.  They grow happily on most soils but dislike waterlogged. They will do best with plenty of humus in the soil so mulching annually with leaf mould or garden compost will help keep them healthy.  Adequate moisture in summer helps to prevent powdery mildew later in the season.  Aphids and slugs can sometimes affect plants but are rarely a major problem. Pulmonarias are very hardy and easily coped with the recent harsh winters.  An essential ground cover plant for difficult shady areas.

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Mothers Day Gifts

By Helen, 02/03/2012 7:38 am

Who thinks their mum is a star?  Why not show her by giving her a handmade glass star for Mothers Day?   It can be made to any colour scheme you require just get in touch and we could come to some arrangement.   We also have bunting or these cute little keyrings amongst other craft ideas.  Of course you could treat her to some plants but if you are really stuck for ideas we do supply the National Garden Scheme gift vouchers!

Glass Star

Glass Bunting

Cute Fairy Keyring

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Colours of Spring

By Paul, 28/02/2012 11:41 am

At last we are getting some warmer weather and although it is far too early to say we are free of the winter entirely at least we can make a start.

There is plenty of colour coming on now with a few sunny days we have seen many of the spring bulbs burst open providing a reward for the busy bees and other pollinators looking to feast after the colder days earlier in February. With more warm weather forecast this is the time to do the all important preparation so as to make the most of those garden plots this Spring and Summer.

A sea of Crocus

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Herbaceous Perennials to brighten up the Border

By Paul, 17/02/2012 10:08 am

We have for planting now a wide range of Herbaceous Perennials and many of them are available in our 9cm pot size, priced at £1.99 each or ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix’ 3 for £5. This range includes many  well known and much loved garden perennials that will give long lasting colour for years to come.

9cm pot Perennials 3 for £5

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Primroses – Spring is Coming!

By Paul, 07/02/2012 9:00 am

10cm pot Primroses in our Greenhouse

If you need a touch of colour in all this winter gloom then colourful Primroses should brighten up your day. Great for either a sheltered spot in the garden (once hardened off ) or a display on your windowsill, these brilliant plants give us a hint that spring is just around the corner! Fantastic range of colours & a soft fragrance.  Look out for our extra special offer coupon in this weeks Tiverton Gazette.

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Enjoy the Snow!

By Paul, 04/02/2012 9:49 am

Sledge - Red ones are always the fastest!

Rock Salt, Sledges & Snow Shovels available now at Cove Garden Nursery. The rain may be here now but the forecast looks cold for the next week with more snow possible mid week. Well who knows but if you want to be prepared here they are!

Rock Salt

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New Potatoes!

By Paul, 27/01/2012 7:50 pm

Our seed potato collection is now complete with the delivery of Charlotte & Premier now here! These are both very popular varieties so they are  sure to be among the first to sell out. So if these are your favourites don’t delay and start chitting them now!

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Willow Badger at Cove Garden Nursery!

By Helen, 16/01/2012 1:34 pm

This beautiful Willow Badger has been sculpted by Woody Fox of Wicked Willow.  It will be part of a year long exhibition by Joolz and Woody at NT Knightshayes Court this Spring.

Willow Badger

Willow Badger

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Bird Food Bargains!!!

By Paul, 14/01/2012 6:54 pm

12.75Kg Peanuts Now only £22, 12.75Kg Sunflower Hearts £23 and 12.75Kg No Mess Seed Mix £14.99 or 2 bags for £25! These offers are limited to our existing stock as prices are due to rise yet again so pick up a bargain while stocks last!

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