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for all the Family

  • We make our own award-winning pies and sausages in our Farm Shop

  • Enjoy tea, coffee and a variety of home-made treats on our Sunny Café Terrace

  • Beautiful plants, flowering shrubs and hanging baskets from our Plant Centre

  • We have a huge range of Garden Furniture

    Take care of your terracotta pots

    Take care of your terracotta pots

    Take care of your terracotta pots this winter and they'll last you for many, many years. We sell handsome clay planters to suit a range of styles in the garden in our garden centre, from beautifully ornate traditional vases and urns to pared-down models with clean lines and understated chic. All are frost-proof and will get through the winter without shattering in the cold – but to extend their life as much as possible, follow our five-point care plan:

    Empty containers wherever possible as sodden compost expands when it freezes and can crack even the most frost-proof of pots.

    Move containers to a sheltered spot by the house as these areas are slightly warmer and less vulnerable to hard frosts.

    Stand permanent containers on pot feet – you'll find these in our garden centre. Raising containers off the ground means excess winter rain can drain away.

    Tip containers of bulbs over on their sides over winter so water doesn't collect inside and rot the bulbs. Stand them back upright just as green shoots start appearing.

    Wrap in layers of hessian or bubblewrap to prevent roots freezing inside the pot. A layer of straw between pot and bubblewrap allows air to circulate, too.