Posts tagged: Exmoor

Easter Fair Today!

By Paul, 16/04/2017 7:18 am

The day has come and if your looking for something to do in the beautiful Exe Valley today our Easter Fair will offer you a chance to see and buy some of the areas arts and crafts. Also hot food and refreshments are available.  All happening today 10am to 4pm. See you here!

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Preparations For Easter Fair

By Paul, 12/04/2017 2:52 pm

We have begun all the moving about and re-organizing we need to do to make room for the Crafters and other stalls for this coming weekends Easter Fair. This year we have overflow hard standing for extra parking and the weather forecast looks good for the weekend (if You will be able to warm up with a nice hot beverage and a slice of pizza.  Sadly, due to illness, we won’t have the mobile forge working this year but we will have their Victorian Sock Knitting Machine working away making some seriously good quality socks! We try to post more about individual crafters over the next couple of days if we get time.

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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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Extended Open During Off-Peak Closures

By Paul, 07/04/2016 8:57 am

All this week while the A396 at Cove is subject to off-peak closures (road closed between 9.30am and 3.30pm)  we are extending our usual hours to allow more access to our fantastic range of plants. All week we will be open from 8.30 in the morning until 7pm in the evening. Off-peak road closure ends on Saturday 9th April and we will then revert to our normal summer opening hours (9am-6pm).

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Here Be Dragons!

By Paul, 25/03/2015 9:36 pm

It is over 3 years since St George had a dragon to fight after Mildred his previous foe was taken from him. http://www.middevongazette.co.uk/…/story…/story.html. The new creation born under the light of  the partial eclipse is fiestier than ever but still in need of a new name. If you have a good name please let us know, your choice could be the new dragon of Cove!

Dragon with No Name

Dragon with No Name

George & the Dragon

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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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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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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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Spring Blossom

By Paul, 15/03/2011 9:42 am

Pieris 'Valley Valentine'

Prunus 'Okame'

 

At last after the long winter things are starting to come back to life here at Cove. The first flowering cherries are out the daffodills are in full glory and shrubs such as this Pieris japonica ‘ Valley Valentine’ with its superb rosey red flowers definately catches the eye.

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