Posts tagged: Grow Your Own

Melcourt Peat-Free Compost Back in Stock

By Paul, 06/05/2021 2:26 pm

We have just taken delivery of fresh stock of Melcourt’s award winning Sylvagrow Multi-purpose compost. We also have the Multi-purpose with added John Innes and Sylvagrow Farmyard, Organic Veg Planters back in stock. We are waiting on delivery of their soil improver which will hope will be arriving soon. We still have stock of Pine Nugget Bark and Sylvagrow Ericaceous and a few bags of Spruce ornamental.

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Seed Potatoes & Onion Sets

By Paul, 08/01/2021 11:29 am

Our selection of seed potatotes has arrived with more varieties than ever before. All varieties have been selected because of their suitability to South-West growing conditions but also for their flavour and yeilds. The list inclused 7 earlies (Accord, Arran Pilot, Foremost, Home Guard, Orla, Premiere and Winston) 5 Second earlies (Charlotte, Kestrel, Maris Peer, Nicola and Wilja) and 5 Maincrop (Cara, Diseiree, Picasso, Pink Fir Apple and Setanta).  All vaireties are sold loose so that you only need buy the number of tubers you require, which means you can grow more varieties. Though it is too early plant out in the garden, this is the time to begin the process of Chitting in order to get a head start on the growing season.

We also have our selection of Onion and Shallot sets for planting once the growing conditions start to improve. Varieties available are Sturon, Red Karmen and Stuttgarter in Onions and Red Sun and Golden Gourmet in Shallots.  Don’t forget our great selection of Vegetable and flower Seeds from Kings and we have Organic Veg seed from Johnsons.

With the boom in Grow Your Own last spring I’m sure demand will be brisk this season too, so now is the time to start planning the veg plot to make the best things.

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Seed Potatoes 2020

By Paul, 06/01/2020 7:01 pm

Wow, it’s that time of year again, Seed Potatoes have arrived. As usual we have carefully selected the varieties that should perform well in the South-Wests often challenging conditions.  Within the 15 varieties that we stock you will find a good range of blight and slug resistant varieties. We balance the overall pest and disease resistance with the need to have good flavour and decent yields. We do this by, not only assesing the information available, but listening to our customers and their experiences. We are happy to offer advice on planting and growing your crop so that you may have a positive expereince. All our varieties are sold loose enabling you to buy only what you need, particularly useful if you only have a small plot. You can choose between Earlies, Second Earlies and Main crop varieties but don’t get put off by the termanology as all this means is the length of time from planting to when they are ready to harvest. We can also find you some great choices for different cooking preferences such as Jacket spuds or Salad and New Potatoes. Planting in the ground would start until April (unless you live in a very mild area or are brave enough to risk it) but you can get a headstart by “Chitting” your seed potatoes. They have all they need in the tuber to make this start by placing them in a frost free location out of direct sunlight to allow them to make short shoots ready to plant out once the danger of hard frost has subsided. Growing potatoes can be very rewarding so come along soon and let us help you make the right choice for planting.

Seed Potatoes 2020

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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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Onions, Garlic & Shallots for Autumn Planting

By Paul, 06/10/2012 7:31 pm

For those keen on growing something to fill the space in the Vegetable garden this Autumn we have Japanese Onion variety Senshyu yellow in stock (sold loose so you can pick out the best & you don’t have to buy more than you need). This is a reliable variety that will be ready to harvest a few weeks a head of most spring planted varieties. For the garlic enthusiast we have 2 varieties perfect for the UK climate. These are ‘Lautrec Wight’ a hardnecked variety with smooth flavour & Iberian Wight a softneck variety with full flavour. Shallots are growing in popularity and the “Banana” variety ‘Jermor is particularly good with excellent flavour and good yields when planted in Autumn.

Shallot 'Jermor'

Hardneck Garlic 'Lautrec Wight'

Onion 'Senshyu Yellow'

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Trees, Fruit & Roses

By Paul, 07/02/2010 9:48 pm

Everything you need for Valentines? Well maybe, but we have just had another delivery of stock. This time it included a great selection of ornamental & fruiting trees, soft fruit & roses. If you were planning on buying roses for valentines why buy only a dozen when you could buy the whole bush! We have a great selection of popular varieties of climbers, bush, patio roses and a selection of David Austin English Shrub Roses. We also have some superb standard roses including varieties such as ‘Champagne Moment’, ’Simply the Best’ & ‘ Tickled Pink’ would make great gifts.  

We now have a good selection of fruit trees. Old favourites such as Cox’s & Bramley’s Apples, pears,  cherrys, apricots, plums, peaches, nectarines and quinces are among the selections.  The trees we’ve had in are 2 year old stock and should stat to produce fruit soon (possibly a small crop this year!)  Soft fruit includes Currants (Black, Red & White), Gooseberries, Raspberries, Rhubarb and the “super fruit” Blueberries. 

If you’re looking for an ornamental tree we now have a selection to suit gardens large and small. For larger gardens we have spectacular trees such as Acer ‘Crimson King’. For the smaller garden we have gems such as Malus ‘Royal Beauty’.

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Seed Potatoes, Onion Sets, Seeds and Summer Bulbs

By Paul, 26/01/2010 9:40 pm

New stock is now arriving thick and fast.  We’ve just received our delivery of seed potatoes including first & second early varieties and main-crop varieties. These include the blight resistant variety ‘Accord’, popular earlies ‘Rocket & ‘Foremost’, excellent salad varieties ‘Charlotte’, ‘Pink Fir Apple’ & ‘Nicola’, popular main-crops such as ‘Desiree’, ‘Cara’ & ‘Maris Piper’ (the best variety for chips). Despite the cold weather it’s not too early to start chitting your early potatoes in a cool but frost free position.  These now compliment our range of Onion & Shallot sets that arrived with our selection of Vegetable & Flower seeds from Kings seeds a few days ago. 

Also arrived today our order of Summer Flowering Bulbs & Tubers. We have selected an exciting range of Gladioli, Lilies, Dahlias, Begonias etc. available now for spring planting. Among these you will find the ever popular Dahlia ’Bishop of Llandaff, the bright red with gilt edged Gladioli ‘Baccara’, pure white and scented Regale Lily and the vibrantly coloured ’Frimbriata’ series of Begonias.  These are sure to bring a blaze of colour to patio planters & flower borders this summer.

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