Posts tagged: Cove Garden Nursery

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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New Frost Resistant Pottery

By Paul, 13/03/2015 1:43 pm

We have had another delivery of pots from Pot Pourrium. Who as usual have brought a varried selection of superb pottery for our customers to choose from. Wheather you want rustic charm or modern and bold there is something for everyone.

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Seed Potatoes, Seeds & Summer Flowering Bulbs

By Paul, 23/01/2015 11:07 am

Our full selection of seed potatoes, onion &shallot sets are available now. Early Varieties we have Accord, Foremost, Lady Christl, Rocket & Winston (Highest yeilding variety in our 10 Litre pot trial last year!). Second Early varieties are Charlotte, Kestrel, Maris Peer, Nadine & Saxon. Main Crop varieties are Cara, Picasso, Pink Fir Apple, Romano & Valor. All the former are sold loose so that you can select as few or as many as you require! In addition we are offering pre-packed seed potatoes of Shetland Black (a heratige variety with outstanding flavour), International Kidney (the Variety grown as Jersey Royal when grown in Jersey), Sarpo Mira ( known for its exceptional blight resistance) and Jazzy (a new versitile variety with it own website: www.jazzypotato.co.uk/ ).

We are also stockest of Kings Seeds whos seed offers good quality, leadng to high germanation rates at reasonable prices giving the customer great value for money! Check out their very handy “Grow & Sow” chart at  www.kingsseeds.com/Sow%20harvest%20chart%20.pdf and plan your vegeatable garden perfectly!.

Summer flowering ‘Bulbs’ have started to arrive and as usual we have a varied selection of some of Taylors Bulbs finest Dahlia tubers, Gladioli, Lilies etc. to turn gardens into a colour & scent extraveganzer this summer.

A part of our Seed potato, Seed & Summer Bulb selection for 2015

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Festive Arts & Crafts This Sunday

By Paul, 10/12/2014 6:53 pm

Get into the Christmas spirit this Sunday at our annual Christmas Fayre. From 10am a number of different crafts will be on display at our Nursery. The festive atmosphere will be completed with the smell of fresh cut Christmas Trees and Mulled Wine. Come and support local crafts and pick a prezzy or two as well.

Festive Fayre 2013

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Christmas Trees 2014

By Paul, 02/12/2014 9:19 am

Christmas trees now available!

Does’t time fly. Christmas is appon us once again and as per usual we have our selected Devon Grown Christmas Trees. There are lots to choose from in sizes from 4 ft up to 12ft. Traditional Norway Spruce, non-neddle-drop Nordman, and non-needle-drop Frasier fir offer something to suit all tastes.  If you need a new stand to support your tree we have some sturdy ones that hold the tree and a little water reservoir to help keep the tree fresh.  Trees can be netted for your convenience and we can even arrange local delivery if required. Call in and select your tree and if you are not ready to take it home yet then we can look after it until nearer to christmas.  We also have some potted trees, mostly Norway Spruce, which if looked after properly ove the festive period could be planted out in the garden.

Potted Christmas Trees

Nordman Trees

Norway Spruce
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Festive Fayre

By Paul, 13/11/2014 11:43 pm

This December we will once again be holding our Festive Fayre. So put Sunday 14th December in your diary. Expect quality arts & crafts, hot food & a festive atmosphere. Pick up a Devon grown Christmas tree at the same time as ticking of some of the gifts on your Christmas shopping list. See you there.

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Down Farm Produce

By Paul, 10/05/2014 10:07 am

This Sunday (11th May)  Down Farm Produce from Stoodleigh will be at the Nursery from 10am until 12 noon, they’ll have organic bread, pasties, cakes and of course scotch eggs! So come down and look at all the beautiful plants available in the nursery and then buy something for your tea from them !

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Arts & Crafts Fair Easter Sunday 2014

By Paul, 03/04/2014 8:39 am

Preparations are on the way for our Easter Arts & Crafts Market to be held here at Cove Garden Nursery on 20th April Easter Sunday from 1oam to 4pm. Pottery, Glass, Jewelery, Handmade Dog Treats, Woodworking, Ironmongery, Candles, Prints & Cards are among the stalls already signed up as well as food on the day from Pitmans Farm Hog Roast and refreshments from Cosmic Wheels mobile catering van. All this on top of our usual selection of plants and garden sundries and our very own resident Glass Artist Helen Fonnereau, this is sure to be another great event.

There is still limited space available for any Artists & Crafters still looking for an outlet to showcase their work this Easter Sunday. Get in touch on 01398 331946 or email enquiries@covegardennursery.co.uk to be part of this event.

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Valentine Roses

By Paul, 13/02/2014 8:59 pm

Check out our Full Rose Availability to find the perfect variety for your beloved this Valentines Day. Much better than buying a bunch of cut roses at overinflated prices, flown from half-way around the world that will only die in less than a week. One of our beautiful rose bushes will bring colour to the garden for many years to come, what could be better than the gift that grows!

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Seed Potatoes

By Paul, 22/01/2014 10:07 am

We now have in stock our selection of Seed Potatoes. Selected to offer some of the best early, second early and main crop varieties for growing conditions in the south-west. Flavour, yield and resistance to pests & diseases are important factors to us when determining which varieties to stock.

Accord: A high yeilding early with good disease reistance

Foremost: A firm favourite with great flavour and some slug resistance.

Home Guard: Back by popular demand this very early variety makes super new potatoes.

Lady Christl: Tasty and high yielding garden favourite.

Pentland Javlin: Versitile and good on most soils, good for boiling and salads.

Premiere: Very early popular variety with a repulation for blight resistance.

Swift: Very early and best for containers and growing under cover.

Ulster Sceptre: Great tasting early for salads and new.

Winston: Bulks up early making great early jacket potatoes.

Charlotte: The most popular second early with superb tasty potatoes.

Kestrel: Slug resistant and high yielding, good all-rounder.

Maris Peer: Good for boiling and salads. Slug resistant.

Wilja: High yielding second early with some slug and disease resistance.

Cara: Excellent main crop ideal for bakers with good resistance to pests and diseases.

Picasso: High yielding and disease resistant main crop.

Pink Fir Apple: Distinctive in shape and flavour. Finger shaped tubers have a nutty flavour.

Record: New to us this year reported to have excellent disease and slug resistance, good all-rounder.

Romano: A red skinned variety with better blight and slug resistance than Desiree.

Setanta: Another red potato with excellent blight resistance. Good floury taste.

Valor: High yielding and reliable variety with good disease resitance, producing good clean tubers.

Vivaldi: This Albert Bartlett variety performed performed well in our own trial last summer and had a superb flavour.

Isle of Jura: A multi-purpose disease resistant and tasty main crop variety from Albert Bartlett.

Apache: A bright red skinned variety with cream eyes gives this variet a striking appearance. Buttery chestnut flavour makes for exellent roast potatoes.

International Kidney: Better known as ‘Jesrsey Royal’ when grown in Jersey a well known tasty variety.

Mayan Gold: Exceptionally flavoured new variety, best for chips, mash and roasting.

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