Posts tagged: Devon

Easter Sunday Craft Fair 2022

By Paul, 16/04/2022 7:48 am

This is an exciting week for Cove Garden Nursery. This week sees the first Easter Craft Fair since 2019 and this year they are back with some exceptionally talented local crafts people.  The crafts on offer will include Woodwork, Pet Portraits, Jewellery, Prints, Felt, Metal Work, Jams, Potter & Ceramics and Knitwear, as well as our own resident Glass crafts artist.  Refreshments and Cakes will be available on the day and entry to this event is Free and starts at 10am on Easter Sunday until 4pm. It is sure to be a fabulous event and a long-missed chance to support the local crafts community. Also available will be the usual comprehensive selection of hardy plants, patio and basket plants, vegetable plants, fruit and herbs, trees, shrubs, roses, alpines and climbers, Pots, composts, and other potting shed sundries. The first of the summer bedding will be arriving this week ready for planting with a cautious eye on the night-time temperatures.

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Compost Multi-buys are back!

By Paul, 19/02/2022 12:09 pm

After all the problems with supply of stock and constantly rising prices last season we are more confinent this year will be easier and therefore have re-introduced Multi-buy offers on most compost and growing media products. This includes the 100% peat-free range from Melcourt. Their award winning & RHS endorsed multi-purpose composts have proved to be extremely popular as people strive to find an alternative to traditional peat-based growing media that produces as good results. The multi-buy prices are available for composts & growing media bought & collected from Cove Garden Nursery.

Products available and current Ex-nursery Prices*:

(*Includes VAT@ 20%. Prices correct on 16/05/2022, please call to check before travelling)

Price Each Multi-buy Collected Only
Violet Farm Multi-Purpose 60 L £   5.49 3 for 15
Violet Farm Multi-Purpose 20 L £   2.99 N/A
Violet Farm ERICACEOUS 40 L £   5.49 3 for £15
Violet Farm GARDEN MANURE 40 L £   4.49 4 for £16
Violet Farm Organic Base Multi-purpose 50L £   4.99 2 for £9
Melcourt (Peat-Free) Vegetable Planter 40L £   6.99 3 for £20
Melcourt (Peat-Free) Tub & Basket 50L £   8.99 2 for £17
Melcourt (Peat-Free) SylvaGrow Multi-Purpose 50 L £   8.99 2 for £16
Melcourt (Peat-Free) SylvaGrow MP added JI 50 L £   9.99 2 for £19
Melcourt (Peat-Free) SylvaGrow ERICACEOUS 50 L £   8.99 2 for £17
Melcourt (Peat-Free) SOIL IMPROVER 50 L £   5.99 10 for £50
Melcourt (Peat-Free) Spruce Ornamental BARK 70 L £   7.49 10 for £70
Melcourt (Peat-Free) Bark Nuggets 70 L £   8.99 10 for £85
Melcourt (Peat-Free) Farmyard 50L £   5.99 10 for £50
Melcourt (Peat-Free) John Innes (peat-free) No.3 15L £   5.49 3 for £15
Bulrush Rose, Tree & Shrub Compost 50 L £   7.99 2 for £15
Bulrush Seed & Cutting Compost 10L £   2.99 3 for £8
Bulrush John Innes Composts 25 L £   4.99 3 for £14
Mix & Match Any 3 John Innes Seed, No.2, No.3
Bulrush Top soil/ Steralised Loam 25 L 4.99 3 For £14
Melcourt Sharp Sand / silver sand 25 L £   5.49 3 for £15
Melcourt Horticultural Grit 25 L £   5.49 3 for £15
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Seed Potatoes 2022

By Paul, 16/01/2022 1:10 pm

It’s that time again. Yes our seed potatoes have arrived and available to start them Chitting for the coming season. As usual, they are offered for sale loose so that customers only need to buy what they require. This year we have an even wider choice of varieties, all selected for their suitability to South-West UK growing conditions.

For Earlies we have: Accord, Duke of York, Foremost, Home Guard, Orla, Pentland Javelin, Premiere and Winston. (Ulster Scepter to follow soon)

Second Earlies: Charlotte, Kestrel, Maris Peer, Nicola and Wilja.

Main Crop: Cara, Desiree, Picasso, Pink Fir Apple, Setanta, (Valor to arrive shortly)

Unfortunately Lady Chrystl was unavailable this year.

Seed Potatoes 2022

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Christmas Trees 2021

By Paul, 26/11/2021 12:13 pm

Christmas Trees have landed! We have a great selection of Non-drop Nordman fir and Traditional Norway Spruce to brighten up the festive period. All our trees are from the same Devon grower that we have used of the past 12 years and are of superb quality and are freshly cut just before they are delivered. The Norway spruce have the true ‘Christmas Tree’ fragrance while the Nordman Fir are less likely to make a mess in a warm house. Sizes start from 3 ft and go up to 12ft tall with something to suit everyone. There are aso potted Norway Spruce and Fraser Firs available in 3 – 4 ft sizes. If you fancy growing your own tree or have room only for a little tree then we have a selection of small pot grown trees suitlable for the table top or windowsil. We can arragnge free local delivery to Tiverton, Bampton, Stoodleigh and Dulverton etc. Please enquire for details. This year we are offering a £5 off* New Year Voucher with every christmas tree purchase ove £20, to be spent on your gardening needs in the New Year (*Terms & Conditions apply and can be veiwed here: Christmas tree New year voucherT&Cs)

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BBC Devon – Toby Buckland Show

By Paul, 01/07/2018 3:27 pm

Great to be on the Toby Buckland Show this morning. Hope everyone was listning, other wise you can listen again on IPlayer www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p069xvkf .

One of Our favourite plants, ideal for a shady spot!

And some very welcome rain as well. This should get the plants in your gardens looking lush again and soften the ground a bit for some summer planting!

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Easter Fair this Sunday!

By Paul, 30/03/2018 1:11 pm

It Looks, from the forecast, that we have the best day of the Easter weekend this Easter Sunday for our Craft Market. There will be something for everyone with a diverse range of skilled crafters displaying their wares. We’ve got lots of stock ready to go such as Senettii, Primroses and plenty of bulbs in bud or flower. Spring flowering Heathers will be buzzing with bees when the sun does eventually come out.  There are lots of the standard 9cm pots of Perennials available now at £1.99 or 3 for £5. These are an ideal way of creating beautiful, colourful summer borders.

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Rose List 2018

By Paul, 21/01/2018 2:23 pm

We have finally put together our rose list for the 2018 season and this is available as a pdf file below.  This is the list of all the rose varieties that we have potted and stock this season and their current stock levels.  I often hesitate about publishing stock list as our stock can change rapidly throughout the year (You will note that several varieties have already sold out or available in limited numbers already). Therefore I would recommend  you check current stock levels before traveling to avoid disappointment. We have again added some new varieties and a few have been lost from the list due to lack of customer interest or poor performance. After trialing the Renaissance, Delbard and Nostalgic roses last season we have increased the range as they performed so well in 2017. If you are after a particular variety it is always worth an enquiry,  we may be able to order it in for the autumn.

Roses Stock Jan 2018

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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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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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