Today opened from 09:00 until 17:30

Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • All our sausages are made by our own Butcher

  • Enjoy tea, coffee and home-made lunches in our Cafe

  • Our Plant Centre has all you need for Autumn garden maintenance

  • We stock Regatta outdoor men's and womenswear

    Plant your bulbs this month

    Plant your bulbs this month

    Plant your bulbs this month as autumn is the key time for getting daffodils, crocuses, winter aconites, muscari, hyacinths and of course tulips into the ground. Choose from the rainbow of varieties now available in our garden centre, then follow our ten golden rules so they're raring to go next spring.

    Get the timing right – plant most bulbs now, but leave tulips till November to avoid the disease tulip fire.

    Improve soil by digging in sand and compost – in clay soils add gravel to planting holes

    Before planting loosen the soil, removing weeds and large stones

    Get the depth right – plant a bulb twice as deep as the bulb is tall.

    Space them naturally by scattering bulbs on the soil and planting where they fall.

    In containers you can pack bulbs in more closely to dot around the garden next spring

    Layer pot-grown bulbs, putting late-flowering tulips in the bottom of a container, daffodils in the middle and early-flowering crocuses in the top for months of colour

    Protect bulb containers by wrapping in bubble wrap or hessian tied round layers of newspaper

    Water immediately after planting

    Enjoy your bulbs again next year by feeding straight after flowering and letting them die back naturally