Posts tagged: Garden Nursery

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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Quality Bird Tables – Tested by Tom the Cat

By Paul, 18/03/2013 6:59 pm

Tom thinks he’s found the perfect place to keep an eye on goings on here at Cove. He’s found that can climb adjacent tables and cosy up sheltered from the rain while keeping an eye out from his vantage point. He’s obviously got an eye for quality! But don’t worry  the birds will be safe once placed away from things for cats to climb and they will then be able to take advantage of this vantage point to feed.

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Winter Gems

By Paul, 17/01/2013 11:34 am

While the weather has turned cooler a quick walk around the nursery reveals some winter gems. Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’ is a mass of swollen buds beginning to burst into delicate soft white flowers with a pink tinge.

Prunus 'Autumnalis Rosea'

The sweet fragrance of Sarcococca (Christmas box) hangs in the chilly air. The rosey buds of Skimmia ‘Rubella’ are just about to open into clusters of scented white stars while the spidery florets of Hamamelis ‘Diane’ offers its soapy aroma. The jewel in the crown quite literally must be a variety of Hellebore which we are growing for the first time called Helleborus ‘Winter Jewels Cherry Blossom’. The majority of this carefully bred variety offer wonderfully large saucer shaped flowers of two tone rose & white Anemone centred flowers. A delightful double specimen was spotted with the same colours but fully double exotic looking flowers.

A stunning selection of H. 'Winter Jewels Cherry Blossom'

You can’t help but want to be in the garden in winter when surrounded by all these beautiful gems.

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New Bees & Butterflies Flower Seed Range

By Paul, 31/10/2012 10:17 am

Butterfly & Verbena

New stock has arrived this week. This range of seeds has been specially selected by Sarah Raven whose BBC programs on gardening for bees and butterflies have attracted a huge amount of interest. The idea of this range is to enable the creation of beautiful gardens that will attract and feed pollinating insects throughout the season. After this summer these insects could doo with all the help they can get so here’s a chance to help them and have a beautiful garden too!

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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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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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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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Snowdrop in Summer!

By Helen, 15/08/2010 11:13 am

Well I’d like to say we are enjoying lovely long August  days dipping our toes into the water and drinking Pina Coladas but this being Devon and the school holidays, summer is doing what it normally does and its either raining or really windy here!  But we are not discouraged its still beautiful in Cove whatever the weather!  I hate to mention autumn but the leaves are definitely starting to change colour here,  so with that in mind if you are thinking of the new term ahead and are wondering whether to join a class at night school or learn a new skill I will be offering 1 to 1 tuition in copper foiling this autumn.  If you’ve fancied having a go I will show you how to cut glass and then assemble a panel or large sun catcher to take home with you.  Get in touch for a chat or email for details.

Talking of copper foiling I recently made a snowdrop for a shepherds hut.  The very nice people I made it for have sent me the images of it fitted in and it looks fantastic.  They are a company called ‘Dods of London’ and they will have a stand at the National Gardening Show at the Bath and West Showground in September if you want to have a look at it.   They restore shepherds huts and gypsy caravans to a very high standard and I want one!   Will link onto their site when its up and running but here is what they look like below!

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