Posts tagged: Devon

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.

Meadow Forge

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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Instant Spring Colour

By Paul, 19/03/2013 12:56 pm

We have Trays of 15 colourful Primroses & Polyanthus at just £7 /tray.  Should bring a bit of instant cheer to gardens this spring, great if you have visitors coming over Easter or just to please yourself. 

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Iris lazica

By Paul, 14/03/2013 10:45 am

This beautiful evergreen Iris has been flowering for us for a while with it’s blue flowers veined with white at the base of the falls. Best in full sun or partial shade flowers appear late winter through to early spring. It is closely related to Iris unguicularis, another evergreen winter flowerer and both thrive on poor soils and form large clumps that can be easily divided if they become too big.

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Wooden Log Planters

By Paul, 08/03/2013 8:19 pm

We now have a new range of Devon made Wooden Planters which I’m sure will be popular. Constructed from pressure treated timber and held together with corrosion resistant screws, these planters are built to last. The 3 rustic designs are perfect for the rural environment or could easily be stained or painted to match your existing colour scheme. We’ve mocked up some planting ideas so that they can be seen at their best, but pop into the Nursery and give them a closer inspection.

Log Planters 3 sizes, Built to Last

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Pots for Spring

By Paul, 05/03/2013 9:16 pm

New additions of pots have just arrived in time for planting up with spring & summer flowering plants. They’d also make great presents for Mothersday! All of it is frost resistant and come in a variety of colours to suit your garden colour scheme.

Frost Resistant Terracotta

Terracotta Troughs

Blue Glazed Pots

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For the Love of Plants – A Valentine Message

By Paul, 12/02/2013 7:42 pm

“I hope that you will always Saxifraga ‘Love Me’,

You are my Camellia ‘Inspiration’,

My Helleborus ‘Double Queen’

And my Cherry ‘Sweetheart’.

I give you my Dicentra ‘Gold Heart’

And it comes with all my Dahlia ‘Lolo Love’,

You are my Dahlia ‘Pretty Woman‘

And this is Lilium ‘4You’.

I only have Rosa ‘Eyes for You’

You are Rosa ‘Simply the Best’!

Be my Pieris ‘Valley Valentine’.”

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Sledges – Product Tested

By Paul, 18/01/2013 11:31 am

Red Sledges are the Fastest!!!

Continuing our policy of only selling products we would use ourselves, we have now had the chance to test out our sledges with this mornings snow!! This batch of snow might not last long but there is more cold weather forecast so be prepared. We also have Snow Shovels and Rock Salt but the sledges are definitely more fun! Also don’t forget the birds. They will need feeding more than ever during this cold weather.

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