Posts tagged: Bampton

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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A396 Now Open

By Paul, 09/04/2016 10:47 am

The A396 at Cove will now remain open with traffic lights and convoy system in place. The next date for off-peak road closures is 3rd May for 10 days to allow for completion of the work and resurfacing. and then, hopefully, it will all be over! We will of course keep you posted of any developments or changes to the program.

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Extended Open During Off-Peak Closures

By Paul, 07/04/2016 8:57 am

All this week while the A396 at Cove is subject to off-peak closures (road closed between 9.30am and 3.30pm)  we are extending our usual hours to allow more access to our fantastic range of plants. All week we will be open from 8.30 in the morning until 7pm in the evening. Off-peak road closure ends on Saturday 9th April and we will then revert to our normal summer opening hours (9am-6pm).

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Seed Potatoes

By Paul, 13/01/2016 1:36 pm

We now have our Seed Potatoes in stock now ready for chitting. All varieties are offered loose for sale so that you can select as many or as few as you like, no need to buy 2Kg of all the same variety!! You could choose a selection of varieties and have the best potaoes for each occasion. Seelct from the range of Earlies, Second Earlies, Maincrop and Salad varieties. Growing potaoes is easy and one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow. Great for teaching kids where there food comes from and such a versatile vegetable it is too! If space is limited they can easily be grown in potato growing bags or even just a bucket (remember to make holes first).

We have a great selection of varieties including: Accord, Premier, Foremost, Lady Christl, Rocket, Winston, Charlotte, Kestrel, Saxon, Maris Peer, Wilja, Cara, Picasso, International Kidney (Jersy Royal), Pink Fir Apple and Setanta. These are all varieties that do well in the South West and performed really well in our own bucket tests over the last 2 years.

To chit your seed potatoes put them in trays with the ‘eyes’ facing up and leave them in a cool & frost free, light place but out of full sun. Old egg boxes work really well. The seed tubers will over the next few weeks produce short shoot which give them a growing headstart once planted out. Chitting is not essential but does help to get things going. Planting can commence as early as mid-March but frost protection may be required especially in colder areas and frost pockets. To be safe start planting from mid-April onwards, always keeping an eye out for late spring frosts.

Potatoes are Easy to Grow

Potatoes are Easy to Grow!

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Here Be Dragons!

By Paul, 25/03/2015 9:36 pm

It is over 3 years since St George had a dragon to fight after Mildred his previous foe was taken from him. http://www.middevongazette.co.uk/…/story…/story.html. The new creation born under the light of  the partial eclipse is fiestier than ever but still in need of a new name. If you have a good name please let us know, your choice could be the new dragon of Cove!

Dragon with No Name

Dragon with No Name

George & the Dragon

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Easter Sunday Craft Market 2015

By Paul, 24/03/2015 8:02 pm

Cove Garden Nursery will be hosting its Easter Sunday Arts and Crafts Market (Sunday 5th April) from 10 till 4.  Crafts included jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, prints, candles and food stalls along with hot food, beverages and cakes!  Meadow Forge will be attending along with their mobile forge adding extra warmth to the early Spring atmosphere!  Also for gardeners there are the usual wide range of plants, composts and garden sundries  to choose from, so prepare for Spring with treats for in the home and outside at Cove Garden Nursery.

Support Local Crafts, please display the poster!

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