Within our department, we stock all plant feeds, fertilizers and pest control. We have an extensive range of seeds where we stock Thompson & Morgan, Kings and Suffolk Herbs.
During the changing seasons we stock a large variety of bulbs and lawn care.
For our tool range we stock Moulton Mill Tools, Wilkinson, Felco and Wolf Gaften and a large selection of Hozelock products for all your garden irrigation needs.
Please also see our portable small greenhouses for propagation and hanging baskets and liners.
We have everything under one roof for all your sundries needs.
Summer Flowering Bulbs Now in Stock
New arrivals of packed summer bulbs, and loose pendula and double Begonia and Nerines.
Also we have bagged Agapanthus for that instant display this summer.
Check out our deals in store and don't forget to pick up Eucomis white dwarf which has been voted (bulb of the year).
Seed Potatoes Now in Stock
We have just received a new delivery of early seed potatoes ready to plant out for that perfect harvest. All seed potatoes are £3.99 each or 2 bags for £7.00 (Offer excludes Pink Fir Apple which are £4.99 each)
GROW YOUR OWN POTATOES
Is there anything more rewarding than stepping out into your outdoor space and harvesting your own potato crop straight from the soil.
If you have no real garden space, then use an old but clean tub or large bucket or even a compost bag to grow your own. Choose either a first or second early potato variety, as they are quicker to develop into your edible treasures and have a suitable plant size that is just right for growing in a pot or trug.
We would suggest Sharpes Express with an Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Trailed and for its consistent qualities of good growth in the correct conditions and general disease resistance. As a first early potato it is so versatile. We are talking boiled, chipped or used in salads. Charlotte (AGM) and Which magazine recommended 2017, a second early potato variety. Think of this garden to plate in half an hour, lightly buttered for your alfresco meal, to share with family and friends.
Get your youngsters involved at every step from planting to cooking and eating. They can watch the seed potatoes growing lovely shoots as you 'chit' them in a cool light place. perhaps use an old egg box to stand them upright, indoors on a windowsill. There are no special skills or magic required to plant your seed spuds, just make sure they are planted nice and deeply and earthed up once the new stems start to emerge above the soil / compost. Keep nicely watered as needed.
Had problems with blight? How about trying something else this year? Sadly there are no chemicals currently available on the market to treat blight. Other ways to approach the blight problem is to choose first an early cropped seed potatoes or look out for the new Sapro potato varieties, bred for their high natural resistance to blight and common viruses. Lots of spud per plant with good drought tolerance and excellent for storing after harvesting to keep your family well fed. We have got Sapro Mira (AGM). Think roasted, chipped or baked potatoes, or Blue Danube with bright blue skins and lovely white flesh, making them perfect for your Sunday roast potato.
Come along and see what varieties and choices we have to offer. Ask one of our Plant Area Staff for any help or advice with selecting or planting your seed potatoes. Perhaps you would like to come along, later in the season to visit our show vegetable garden and talk to our resident gardener about how to grow your fruit and vegetables. Happy gardening and eating everyone.
Have you got any great tips for growing potatoes you would like to share with our customers? Have you got a particular favourite variety and why? Get in touch via Facebook or email. We look forward to hearing from your experiences.
New Sundries Area
During the spring of 2017, a large selection of our larger sundries products including fence screening, trellis and rolled materials will be located outside under our covered area next to the compost.