Posts tagged: Devon

Autumn Colour Inspirations

By Paul, 14/09/2012 10:05 am

Autumn is upon us but do not despair as their is plenty of hardy colour to be found to brighten up those crisp Autumn days. Favourites include a wide range of colourful Pansies & Violas. Friolina trailing Violas have been the stars of Winter Hanging Baskets. Hardy Garden ‘Mums’ giving bold colours well into the autumn (and should return to flower again next year). Aida dwarf Wallflowers that not only flower in Spring as with other Wallflowers but have an early flush of colour in Autumn! All of these can be combined with Spring flowering Bulbs to provide brightness in the long Winter months.

Bright colours of Garden Mums

The Many Faces of Pansies

Trailing Friolina Violas

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Hanging Basket Success!

By Paul, 10/09/2012 10:51 pm

Summer hanging baskets have had a difficult time this year due to the bad weather. Petunias especially have required constant dead heading. The high rainfall has leached out nutrients more quickly than usual, requiring the addition of extra feed. Why bother with all this effort you might ask? Well, we received photos from Seddons of Dulverton yestarday that I think prove this effort all to be worth while. These two baskets were, of course, planted up by us here at Cove and collected at the end of May (note the Red, White & Blue  theme).  I think you’ll agree they look superb & we can all (as gardeners) take heart that despite the adverse weather it is possible to produce fabulous results!

Superb Hanging Baskets!

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Spring Bulbs For Autumn Planting

By Paul, 30/08/2012 1:41 pm

Spring Flowering Bulbs at Cove Garden Nursery

We have a selection of old favourites and unusual varieties of Spring Flowering Bulbs are now in stock. We have traditional garden variety Daffs and Crocus sold loose, as well as show stopping Tulips such as Paul Scherer ‘The Darkest Tulip’ and the unusual Tulip Ice Cream.

Tulip Paul Scherer

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Sunshine at Cove Garden Nursery

By Helen, 19/07/2012 7:00 pm

Sun has finally come out since don’t know how long, probably the last time we blogged!  Have been out and about around the nursery taking photos of whats looking good and enjoying the sunshine!  Astilbes are particularly coming into there own and the moment and the Gazanias are also enjoying the sun.  We are also really loving the Echinacea Hot Papaya.

Astilbes

Gazania

Echinacea Hot Papaya

We are currently preparing ourselves for the Mid Devon Show next Saturday 28th July, we will once again be in the Flower Marquee and fingers crossed this fine weather will stay!

Other news:  We now have  the very popular Vital Earth 4 for £10 Organic Garden Compost back in stock!

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Bampton Big Plant 2012

By Helen, 30/05/2012 6:57 am

Monday saw the people of Bampton coming together to plant up the public areas and hang the baskets.  It was a really busy afternoon and everyone got involved.  Am really looking forward to seeing the plants flourish and put Bampton back on the floral map.  Click on the link to Bamptons Web Site for pictures.  http://www.bampton.org.uk/bigplant.html

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Wicked Willows Exhibition

By Helen, 17/03/2012 9:07 am

Joolz and Woody of Wicked Willow have been very busy the last few months making sculptures for a year long exhibition at National Trust Knightshayes.  This is going to be an amazing opportunity for them and a really special setting to appreciate their work.  Whilst you’ll have to go and see what amazing creations they have come up with here is a taster with Joolz’ rather splendid ‘Cheval’.  The exhibition begins at the beginning of April but check with Knightshayes for opening times.

Cheval by Joolz Doncaster

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Pulmonaria ‘Raspberry Splash’ (Lungwort)

By Paul, 08/03/2012 8:48 am

PLANT OF THE MONTH – MARCH

Welcome to our new feature, we will endeavour to post a new plant from our range each month.

Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash'

Pulmonarias are a group of popular shade loving, woodland perennials. Leaves are hairy and often marked with silvery markings that sometimes join together to make silvery windows.  The variety ‘Raspberry Splash’ has rosy pink flowers on upright stems holding the flowers well above the attractively spotted, semi-evergreen foliage. Flowering can start as early as February and can last well into late spring.  They grow happily on most soils but dislike waterlogged. They will do best with plenty of humus in the soil so mulching annually with leaf mould or garden compost will help keep them healthy.  Adequate moisture in summer helps to prevent powdery mildew later in the season.  Aphids and slugs can sometimes affect plants but are rarely a major problem. Pulmonarias are very hardy and easily coped with the recent harsh winters.  An essential ground cover plant for difficult shady areas.

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Herbaceous Perennials to brighten up the Border

By Paul, 17/02/2012 10:08 am

We have for planting now a wide range of Herbaceous Perennials and many of them are available in our 9cm pot size, priced at £1.99 each or ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix’ 3 for £5. This range includes many  well known and much loved garden perennials that will give long lasting colour for years to come.

9cm pot Perennials 3 for £5

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Primroses – Spring is Coming!

By Paul, 07/02/2012 9:00 am

10cm pot Primroses in our Greenhouse

If you need a touch of colour in all this winter gloom then colourful Primroses should brighten up your day. Great for either a sheltered spot in the garden (once hardened off ) or a display on your windowsill, these brilliant plants give us a hint that spring is just around the corner! Fantastic range of colours & a soft fragrance.  Look out for our extra special offer coupon in this weeks Tiverton Gazette.

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Enjoy the Snow!

By Paul, 04/02/2012 9:49 am

Sledge - Red ones are always the fastest!

Rock Salt, Sledges & Snow Shovels available now at Cove Garden Nursery. The rain may be here now but the forecast looks cold for the next week with more snow possible mid week. Well who knows but if you want to be prepared here they are!

Rock Salt

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