Posts tagged: Tiverton

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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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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Colours of Spring

By Paul, 28/02/2012 11:41 am

At last we are getting some warmer weather and although it is far too early to say we are free of the winter entirely at least we can make a start.

There is plenty of colour coming on now with a few sunny days we have seen many of the spring bulbs burst open providing a reward for the busy bees and other pollinators looking to feast after the colder days earlier in February. With more warm weather forecast this is the time to do the all important preparation so as to make the most of those garden plots this Spring and Summer.

A sea of Crocus

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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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New Potatoes!

By Paul, 27/01/2012 7:50 pm

Our seed potato collection is now complete with the delivery of Charlotte & Premier now here! These are both very popular varieties so they are  sure to be among the first to sell out. So if these are your favourites don’t delay and start chitting them now!

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Bird Food Bargains!!!

By Paul, 14/01/2012 6:54 pm

12.75Kg Peanuts Now only £22, 12.75Kg Sunflower Hearts £23 and 12.75Kg No Mess Seed Mix £14.99 or 2 bags for £25! These offers are limited to our existing stock as prices are due to rise yet again so pick up a bargain while stocks last!

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New Year, New Stock!

By Paul, 13/01/2012 9:56 am

Seed Potatoes, Onion Sets and Summer Flowering Bulbs have begun to arrive to announce the new year and the start of preparations for a new season.Potato Varieties this year are as follows:

  • Earlies; Accord, Formost, Red Duke of York, Swift, Winston and coming soon Premier.
  • Second Earlies; Maris Peer, Nicola, Saxon, Wilja and coming soon Charlotte.
  • Main Crop; Pentland Crown, Cara, Romano, Picasso, Valor and Pink Fir Apple.

All these are Sold Loose so you can choose as few or as many tubers as you require. We also have a few packs of Organic Arron Victory which I understand from the TV last year have excellent flavour!

Onion and Shallot sets are also in as are ‘Red Champagne’ Rhubarb crowns (a good sweet variety).  Add this to our selection of Fruit trees, bushes and Vegetable seeds and you have all you need for a very productive “Grow Your Own” season here at Cove Garden Nursery……See you soon!

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Merry Christmas!!

By Paul, 24/12/2011 9:39 am

Merry Christmas from all at Cove Garden Nursery.  We are closed between Christmas Day and the New Year, re- opening on the 3rd of January 2012.  So we can now look forward to Spring 2012 when there is sure to be some interesting new additions to our ever expanding plant range. So watch this space and I’ll try to keep you all informed of what’s new at Cove Garden Nursery!

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