Posts tagged: Gardening

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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Seed Potatoes & Onion Sets

By Paul, 19/01/2017 5:42 pm

Yes it’s that time of year again! All our seed potato varieties for 2017 have now arrived along with Onion sets and Shallot sets.This year we have carefully selected 14 varieties of Seed potatoes which are being sold loose so that you can buy as many or as few as you require. As always we have tweaked the selection to include the best varieties for growing in the South West. Earlies are; Arran Pilot, Foremost, Lady Chrystl, Orla, Premiere and Winston. Second Earlies are; Charlotte, Kestrel, Maris Peer and Wilja. Main Crop are; Desiree, International Kidney (A.K.A “Jersey Royal”) Picasso and Pink Fir Apple. We are also offering to Organic Varieties in pre-packs which are Arran Victory and Maris Bard.

Onions and Shallot sets on offer are Onions; Sturon, Rumba and Red Karmen. Shallots; Golden Gourmet and Red Sun.

Alongside our great selection of vegetable seeds from both Kings Seeds and Johnsons World Kitchen there should be some bumper harvests in vegetable plots this Summer.

Part of our Seed potato selection 2017

Part of our Seed potato selection 2017

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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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New Frost Resistant Pottery

By Paul, 13/03/2015 1:43 pm

We have had another delivery of pots from Pot Pourrium. Who as usual have brought a varried selection of superb pottery for our customers to choose from. Wheather you want rustic charm or modern and bold there is something for everyone.

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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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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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Patio Clematis

By Paul, 25/05/2013 8:20 am

Stunning Patio Clematis from the Raymond Evison Collection. These include C. ‘Rebecca’ with large, rich velvet red flowers that come & come again throughout the summer. C. ‘Ooh La La’ has pink striped flowers that really stand out. Normally this collection in 3 Litre deep pots and trained onto bamboo ‘ladders’ retail at £14.95 but we have them on special at the moment for just £11.99 each or 2 plants for £20! They will look superb on in patio containers or grown up fences & trellis. Sure to impress the neighbours.

Clematis 'Ooh La La'

Clematis 'Rebecca'

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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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