Posts tagged: Devon

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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PLANT SALE NOW ON

By Paul, 04/01/2014 9:54 am

A selection of our Trees, Shrubs & Roses as well as a few other bits and bobs are now on sale for the remainder of January (or until they all sell!) Offers include selected 2/3 year old Fruit trees for just £15 each or 2 for £25. Ornametal trees we have selected some trees now at £17 each or 2 for £30 and some of these trees stand more than 8ft tall, we’re not talking whips here they will give instant effect. Roses on offer include numerous varieties of Floribunda & Hybrid Tea Roses at 3 for £10, selected Shrub Roses Now 3 for £15 & several varieties of David Austin English Shrub Roses at 3 for just £20.  There are also lots of shrubs on offer including a selection of 2/3 Litre potted shrubs at just £4 each or 3 for £10.  If you’ve got a gardening project or need to replace a few things in your garden then there is no better time to do it and save money while you can.

We will be adding to these offers as we sort through our stock throughout January so keep an eye on this blog or follow us on either Facebook or Twitter for the latest offers. Alternatively pop in and see for yourself the bargains on offer.

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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS OPENING TIMES

By Paul, 23/12/2013 7:32 pm

We will be closed over the festive period from 12pm Christmas Eve until 9am on the 2nd of January in the New Year. Look forward to seeing all our customers then and we hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

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Devon Grown Christmas Trees

By Paul, 29/11/2013 9:49 am

The festive season has begun for us here at Cove with the arrival of the first deliveries of localy grown Christmas Trees. This year the qulity looks as good as ever with a even greater number of Nordman non-drop trees after such high demand last season. We still recommend getting in early so you can have the wides choice and we are happy to look after the tree for you until you are ready for it. Local delivery is available and is free to Bampton and many parts of Tiverton. Let the festive season begin!

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Roses

By Paul, 23/11/2013 6:59 pm

Full Rose Availability We now have our full list of 178 varieties of Roses available now! Planting them in Autumn especially with Rootgrow Mycorrhizal will mean that you will have fantastic roses next summer.  Much of the new stock is currently bare rooted, so there is a cost saving if your quick and get your roses before we get around to potting them up. Check out the list there is plenty to tempt. Lots of Scented varieties, rampant ramblers, minature & patio roses, classic & old fashioned varieties and of course a wide selection of Hybrid Tea & Floribunda bush roses. Give us a call if yo have any further questions.

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SEASONAL BUZZ ….. PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS

By Paul, 28/07/2013 9:48 am

Just back from the Mid-Devon Show, below is the list of plants from the display. All available now from our Nursery!

Spring

Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’

Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin Giant’

Cotoneaster ‘Hybridus Pendulus’

Digitalis purperia ‘Foxy’

Erica vagans

Erica x darleyensis ‘Mary Helen’

Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’

Pieris japonica ‘Carnival’

Summer

Achillia Millefoilum ‘Red Velvet’

Agapanthus

Agastache ‘Black Adder’

Buddlia Buzz ‘Ivory’

Buddlia Davidii ‘Black Knight’

Buddlia Davidii ‘Pink Delight’

Cirsium rivulare ‘Trevors Blue Wonder’

Clematis ‘Burma Star’ ‘Piilu’ ‘Prince Charles’ ‘Mrs N Thompson’

Crocosmia ‘Solfatare’

Ecinacea ‘Tomato Soup’

Eryngium ‘Blue Hobbit’

Gaura ‘Lindheimeri Pink’

Geranium‘Rozanne’

Hellenium ‘Double Trouble’

Heuchara ‘Paris’

Hosta ‘Ginko Craig’

Hydrangea aspera ‘Sargentiana‘

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Sundae Fraise’

Hyssopus officinalis ‘Blue’

Lavandula ‘Coconut Ice’ & ‘Hidcote’

Ligularia ‘The Rocket’

Lobelia ‘Blue Waterfall’

Lonicera symilis var. Delavayi

Lysimachia punctata ‘Alexander’

Lysimachia ciliata ‘Firecracker’

Nepeta cataria ‘Catnip’

Origanum

Penstemon ‘Huskers Red’

Phlox paniculata ‘Grenadine Dream’

Polymonium ‘Stairway to Heaven’

Primula capitata subsp. ‘Mooreana’

Rosa ‘Sally Holmes’

Rudbeckia ‘Little Gold Star’

Scabiousa ‘Vivid Violet’

Sedum spectabile ‘Brilliant’ & ‘Iceberg’

Thymus ‘Bressingham Pink’ & ‘Wooly’

Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’

Verbena officianalis Grandiflora

Autumn

Elaeagnus x ebbingei ‘Limelight’

Fatsia japonica ‘Spiderweb’

Hedara helix ‘Sagittifolia’

Helianthus x laetiflorus ‘Lemon Queen’

Caluna  vulgaris

Winter

Helleborus

Mahonia japonica Bealei

Sarcaccoca hokeriana ‘Digyna’

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SUMMER BEDDING

By Paul, 02/05/2013 8:02 am

We now have ready a large selection of summer flowering bedding plants just in time for the May Bank Holiday weekend. You’ll still have to keep an eye out for any late frosts, especially for tender options such as Begonias & Marigolds but there are still plenty of hardier options if you want to get started but live in a frost pocket. These include Alyssum, Antirrhinums, Mimulus, Cineraria Silver Dust & Stocks, all of which can stand a frost once hardened off. Even Petunias & Geraniums will tolerate light ground frosts once hardened off. If you are lucky enough to live in a milder spot or be able to offer plants a little additional protection with fleece or plant up containers undercover, then there is a wide range available. You don’t have to make elaborate bedding schemes like the ones you see in municipal parks, spectacular though they are, a few bright bedding plants in herbaceous & shrub borders can enliven these spots.  We are optomistic that the weather will be better this summer than last year and what better way to make the most of your outdoor spaces that quick growing, colourful Bedding plants!

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Sun Shines on Easter Arts & Crafts Market

By Paul, 02/04/2013 9:35 pm

Our Easter Sunday Arts & Crafts Market went off without a hitch, even the weather improved for the day and there was plenty of sunshine on offer, even if it was a little chilly. The atmosphere was great with Musicians from Whirligig playing through the day and Pitmans Farm providing hot food in the form of a delicious Hog Roast. This was our third Easter Market and with a little help from the weather and a lot of help from the stallholders I think this was our best Easter Market Yet! Many thanks once again to all.

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Meadow Forge

A chance to shop for plants as well as Art & Crafts

A chance to shop for plants as well as Art & Crafts

The Sun Shines at Cove's Arts & Crafts Market

The Sun Shines at Cove's Arts & Crafts Market

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EASTER SUNDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

By Paul, 26/03/2013 9:35 am


Cove Garden Nursery will once again be hosting our Easter Sunday Arts & Craft Market showcasing a whole range of local hand-made arts & crafts.  Stalls include jewellery, fused and blown glass, pottery, textiles, wood craft, vintage china, ironmongery, cup-cakes and handmade chocolates, organic meat and more!  Alongside our extensive plant range it’s a great way to spend an Easter Sunday finding inspiration for your home and garden, whilst supporting local craft businesses.   Wicked Willows will be working on site and you can come and meet the willow dragon!  Entry to the Craft Fair is FREE!

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