Just when we thought spring was almost upon us following a few nice days, the temperatures have plummeted again. Although not as cold as it could be it has put things back a bit again. We have a few areas of the garden centre that are heated. The small Tropical Tunnel, home to the Colocasias, Alocasias, Bananas and other tender plants, is heated using two electric fan heaters. These just take the edge off the cold,
As we are all itching to get back into full gardening mode, I decided to start on some seed sowing! Spring is not really that far away. Every year it takes me by surprise, I think there’s always loads of time but it soon comes around. I have found myself looking through numerous seed websites and catalogues over the last few weeks, buying seed and also rummaging through bags of seed we have collected here from our own plants to see if there
Happy New Year!! I would like to wish all my customers and supliers a very happy and prosperous new year. The weather has been very kind to us so far this winter and long may it continue… I hope I haven’t just jinxed it :-0 We are already planning for the next season, preparing and tidying sales areas, ordering seeds and pre-ordering new stock to arrive very soon. As always we are always looking to
We have just taken delivery of a new batch of ROOTGROW Mycorrhizal Fungi. Recently featured on Gardener’s World. Mycorrhizal fungi are a remarkable group of organisms that have been benefiting plants for at least 500 million years. At the dawn of time when plants were just beginning to colonise our planet mycorrhizal fungi were there living in a symbiotic relationship with plants enabling them to extract nutrients and hold onto water in very difficult soil
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