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Tips & Offers

Gardening advice and tips to help you in your garden, all year round. 

More Tips For Hot Weather

Do not feed your lawn in very hot weather! You will scorch the grass.

When cutting grass, put your lawnmower to the highest setting and leave the cuttings on the ground to retain more water in the soil and shade it.

Keep dead heading your flowering plants and roses to ensure a longer flowering period.

When in doubt, Google it. Some plants like to be pruned at different points in the year if at all. Check if they need soft or hard pruning and when.

Make a bee bath. Bees will get very tired in this season and will need a little pick me up. Line a plate or shallow tub with pebbles across the bottom to give bees something to stand on so they don’t drown while drinking. Top up with a sugar water solution. It will evaporate quickly so remember to top it up during the day.

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Looking After Your Garden This Summer

At the height of summer we all have to keep hydrated, be that by a tall glass of water or a cold beer while watching the football. Your plants need to stay hydrated too and this can be problematic though since some of us are away on holidays and the lack of rainfall keeps our plants dry as a bone. 

Here are a few tips to keep your garden flourishing:

Bottled water drips: Fashion your own slow watering system by using an upside down bottle of water with a small hole in the lid to drip from. The larger the hole the quicker it will drain.

Drip hoses: By putting holes all the way down a hosepipe it can be left on low (as long as it isn’t going uphill) and water the garden.

Ask a neighbour: They are more than likely willing to help, just make sure they know not to get water on the leaves or they will scorch!

Water gel crystals: Dig them into the soil. They can absorb water and slowly release it.

Water saving bark: Reduces the amount of transpiration from the soil so it retains more moisture.

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Handy Tips for Spring!

Now spring has officially sprung it’s time to get planting! The cold weather has all but halted the early starters but now is the perfect time to start looking at a bit of work in the garden.

Here are a few tips to get you started:

1. Order summer-flowering bulbs and seeds
2. Clear up flower beds and borders
3. Clean your greenhouse
4. Sow seeds that need a longer season
5. Hunt down garden pests now
6. Install water butts
7. Move deciduous shrubs
8. Fix fences, gates and trellis
9. Clean and sharpen gardening tools
10. Create a composting area

Sanderson, S. (2018). Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for Spring.
Available: https://www.thompson-morgan.com/top-10-spring-garden-tips
Last accessed 03/04/2018

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Spring bulbs now in!

Spring bulbs are now in! Get your daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and many more! Deals also include value packs for £3.99 and a ‘fill a bag’ of daffodils bulbs for £4.99. Why not come and take a look and get your garden prepped up to look great.

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Winter is coming!
 

Autumn is here, and Winter is coming  - have you got all what you need to battle the leaves and colder weather? Grab your rakes, frost guard and other equipment here to keep your garden tidy for this time of year. Why not pop in store and take a look!

 
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Give your garden some colour!
 

Here are just a few of the gorgeous flowers and plants we have on offer at this time. These include azaleas and rhododendrons to bring immediate colour to gardens, and geraniums to bring colour throughout the summer months amongst many others. Why not pop in and have a look!

 
Winter is here and so is the new year...
 

Happy New Year to you all.

We've been keeping an eye on the weather and always like to be prepared! We have plenty of logs, kindling and coalite to ensure your log fires are well stocked! And - in the event of any snow  - we have snow shovels and sledges - so make sure you come to us and we will be happy to help! 

 
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Ready for Christmas?
 

We still have a good selection of top quality Nordmann Christmas trees ranging in price from £29.99 to £64.99!

We have some wonderful artificial trees, lights and wreaths too! For more information please feel free to contact us, or why not pop in to the garden centre and see all our festive ideas! Click here to view more information.

 
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