Now that the clocks have gone back we really start to see the nights drawing in. Ground frosts will soon be a regular feature so it's wise to have a look around the garden for those tender perennials that might need some winter cover.
Take the opportunity on brighter days to clean up leaves and debris and put them on a compost heap. Remember that with every third level of compost it's good to add an activator e.g. Garrotta to help the compost to break down quicker. You'll end up with a fantastic soil conditioner in the summer and it'll be full of those wonderful red worms that do all the hard graft for you.
Jeremy, Will, Oliver and Blaisey Boo X
Plant of the month
Prunus laurocerasus (English laurel) is a fast growing evergreen hedge which this month is available on a special plant of the month offer £19.99 each or buy 5 or more for £15 each. It's the perfect time to plant now!
New in stock
Soft fruit stems
Raspberry – 5 varieties
Blackcurrent – 3 varieties
Gooseberry – 3 varieites
Hedging plants, bare rooted, now also available in several sizes. Can be ordered for planting between now and March time:
Prunus lustinica – portugese laurel
Fagus sylvatica – green beech
Acer campestre – field maple
Carpinus betulus – hornbeam
Ligustrum ovalifolium – privet
Crataegus oxycantha – quickthorn
Prunus spinosa – blackthorn/sloe
Euonymus europeus – Spindle
Taxus baccatta – yew can be ordered now
Buxus sempervivens – box in stock now several sizes available
We've been stocking up our conservatory plants section. Too many to list here so pop in for a look around. We've got miniature Oranges, spectacular Sundavilles, beautiful Polygala Purple Passion and much more.
Flower beds – divide perennials and cut back top growth,
Vegetable garden – mulch beds and dig over using manure.
Plant bare root hedging whips (these are plants with no soil around the roots so collect and plant same day).
Feed the birds – put up nest boxes
Provide shelters for hedgehogs to hibernate in.
Finally - A couple of quick reminders:
Dont forget to keep collecting your stamps on your Loyalty Cards
Look out for promotions to gain that 10 stamps quicker.
Also PLEASE remember to bring all membership cards with you as NO CARD = NO DISCOUNT.
Keep wishing for sun everyone. We look forward to seeing you all as always. Jeremy, Will, Oliver and Blaisey Boo :)