Today opened from 09:00 until 17:30

Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • Come and choose from our delicious breads and cakes this Christmas

  • Join us on Friday 30th November from 4pm until 8pm for our fabulous festive late night event!

  • We've fresh trees from 25th November, decorations and gifts in our dazzling Christmas Marquee

  • Enjoy a piping hot tea, coffee or chocolate on our heated Cafe´Terrace

  • The finest local ingredients for your Christmas dinner from our newly extended Farm Shop

  • We have a fantastic choice of gifts for all ages in our Christmas Marquee

  • 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 raspberry canes

    Plant raspberry canes

    Plant raspberry canes from this month while they're on sale as bundles of bare rooted canes in your favourite garden centre. Buying bare-root in winter means you'll get a much better choice of varieties, and they establish incredibly quickly – because they're still dormant, they hardly know they've moved.

    Raspberries come in two types: summer-fruiting, to crop from June till about August, and autumn-fruiting which take over after that. Both love the same rich, deep soil, preferably on the acid side of neutral: but they're cared for in slightly different ways.

    Summer fruiting types like 'Glen Moy' and 'Malling Admiral' fruit on last year's wood. Prune them after they finish fruiting in late summer, taking out all fruit-bearing stems to the ground. Tie this year's young growth onto wires strung between two sturdy posts.

    Autumn-fruiting 'Autumn Bliss' or 'Polka' fruit on this year's wood, so every winter cut the whole plant back to ground level. These too need supporting: place twin wire supports either side of the row to prevent branches lurching outwards.

    Both summer- and autumn-fruiting raspberries appreciate lots of water through the summer, and a deep mulch of rich organic matter in spring: they'll reward you with buckets of luscious deep red berries to enjoy to the full.