Posts tagged: Bampton

Easter Fair Today!

By Paul, 16/04/2017 7:18 am

The day has come and if your looking for something to do in the beautiful Exe Valley today our Easter Fair will offer you a chance to see and buy some of the areas arts and crafts. Also hot food and refreshments are available.  All happening today 10am to 4pm. See you here!

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Preparations For Easter Fair

By Paul, 12/04/2017 2:52 pm

We have begun all the moving about and re-organizing we need to do to make room for the Crafters and other stalls for this coming weekends Easter Fair. This year we have overflow hard standing for extra parking and the weather forecast looks good for the weekend (if You will be able to warm up with a nice hot beverage and a slice of pizza.  Sadly, due to illness, we won’t have the mobile forge working this year but we will have their Victorian Sock Knitting Machine working away making some seriously good quality socks! We try to post more about individual crafters over the next couple of days if we get time.

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Easter Fair

By Paul, 06/03/2017 11:49 am

This coming Easter Sunday, after a year off last year due to the roadworks (now just a distant memory) we are preparing for the return of our ever popular Easter Fair. This year we hope to make it bigger and better that ever! With more local crafts people displaying their wares plus some additional refreshments including cakes, Pizza and other hot food plus teas and coffees.  Meadow Forge are booked to bring their mobile forge along as well as crafts ranging from pottery, woodcraft, felting, lavender products, jewellery, illustrations, textiles and more. This year to add to the atmosphere we have a vintage DJ spinning old 78rpm records on wind-up gramophones. So save the date in your diary, Sunday 16th April entry is FREE so come along and have some fun and support local crafts. All our usual plants, pots, composts and sundries will be available including our range of tub & basket plants. This year we will also be joined by the Culmstock Chilli Company who are passionate about growing Chilli plants so this year is sure to be Hot, Hot, Hot! Keep an eye on our blog, Twitter and Facebook page for all the latest news.

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Seed Potatoes & Onion Sets

By Paul, 19/01/2017 5:42 pm

Yes it’s that time of year again! All our seed potato varieties for 2017 have now arrived along with Onion sets and Shallot sets.This year we have carefully selected 14 varieties of Seed potatoes which are being sold loose so that you can buy as many or as few as you require. As always we have tweaked the selection to include the best varieties for growing in the South West. Earlies are; Arran Pilot, Foremost, Lady Chrystl, Orla, Premiere and Winston. Second Earlies are; Charlotte, Kestrel, Maris Peer and Wilja. Main Crop are; Desiree, International Kidney (A.K.A “Jersey Royal”) Picasso and Pink Fir Apple. We are also offering to Organic Varieties in pre-packs which are Arran Victory and Maris Bard.

Onions and Shallot sets on offer are Onions; Sturon, Rumba and Red Karmen. Shallots; Golden Gourmet and Red Sun.

Alongside our great selection of vegetable seeds from both Kings Seeds and Johnsons World Kitchen there should be some bumper harvests in vegetable plots this Summer.

Part of our Seed potato selection 2017

Part of our Seed potato selection 2017

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Bring on 2017!

By Paul, 02/01/2017 10:18 am

Our 2017 season starts here! The Nursery is now open right through the year. We start the year with a Plant Sale, an opportunity to pick up some bargains as we make some room for all the new stock we shall be growing this coming year! Shortly we will see the arrival of our Seed Potatoes and we already have refreshed stocks of Kings Seeds and the Sarah Raven and World Kitchen Seeds from Johnsons. The garden is a place where we can all escape the pressures and stresses of modern life while making a positive contribution to our environment. Gardening is such a healthy and rewarding past-time so plan your plantings now and look forward to a bountiful 2017! We look forward to seeing all our customers old and new so bring on 2017!

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Festive Times

By Paul, 24/12/2016 9:59 am

The Nursery will be closed from lunch time Christmas Eve and then will be closed until the 2nd of January 2017. When we come back in January we can look forward to the start of another season! Early January will see the arrival of Seed potatoes and summer flowering bulbs such as Dahlias, Gladioli and Lilies. We continue to offer a great range of flower & vegetable seed from Kings Seeds and Sarah Raven Collections and World Kitchen seeds from Johnsons.  There will also be a January sale and I’ll post more details of that once we’ve decided what is going to be in it!

Have a great time over the festive period and we look forward to hearing about all your great plans for your gardens in 2017.

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House Plants for Christmas

By Paul, 08/12/2016 10:42 am

We have available a selection of indoor plants available for December. These include Cyclamen, Potted Hyacinths, Azaleas, Christmas Cacti and Kalanchoe. Great for brightening up the windowsill or if you need a quick prezzy!

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Devon Grown Christmas Trees

By Paul, 04/12/2016 12:48 pm

Our selection of fresh-cut, Devon grown Christmas trees are now available. And there are, as usual a great selection of either Norman Fir (non-drop) or Traditional Norway Spruce to choose from. Being Devon grown means that they are super fresh having not been transported large distances crammed tightly into crates. Their quality and freshness means that they will last well through the festive period! To get the best from them we recommend cutting 3cm off the bottom and standing in a bucket of clean water for 24 hours before bring into the house. Trees will also last best if the stand used to display them holds water too. Remember to top it up regularly but be careful of water near any electrics!

We also have a selection of pot grown Christmas trees for those who want a smaller tree that they can plant out in the garden after the festive season. Don’t leave it too late, if you like we can look after your chosen tree until you are ready to take it. We are also able to deliver trees locally, contact us for details.

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A396 Now Fully Open!

By Paul, 17/05/2016 7:22 am

Now that the road works are completed on the A396 between Cove and Bampton we can all get back to normal! The summer bedding and hanging basket season in well under way with hundreds of varieties to choose from. We also have ready made hanging baskets for sale and it is not to late to bring in your own baskets to have them filled with summer colour. There’s lots of summer patio plants including many new and exciting varieties. Time for some garden colouring in!

Lots of Colour at Cove

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More A396 Off-Peak Road Closures

By Paul, 03/05/2016 8:07 am

Today sees the start of the final set of off-peak road closures for the section of the A396 between ourselves and the Exeter Inn towards Bampton. The road will be closed between 9.30am and 3.30pm daily. Closures are due to continue until the May 13th. I am assured by the contractors that the road will be open on Sunday unless they encounter problems. This is the final stage of the works and hopefully after May 13th we can all get back to normal. The A396 from Tiverton to us as usual remains fully open. To help with access we will again be opening until 7pm in the evening on all days where off-peak closures occur.

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