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

    Watch out for the first signs of blackspot on roses

    Watch out for the first signs of blackspot on roses

    Watch out for the first signs of blackspot on roses as this irritating fungal disease begins to show up about now. The first thing you’ll notice are purple-black blotches on the foliage of roses, eventually spreading to join together and turn the whole leaf black. Infected leaves soon yellow and fall, so the rose may well be seriously weakened, especially if the infection is allowed to take hold for several years in succession.

    Care for your roses

    Try to pick off any leaves infected early in the year as soon as you see them – this will considerably slow the spread of the disease. If the spots start to really spread, you can consider spraying: drop into the garden centre here in Poynings and our staff will be happy to advise on the right spray to choose and how to apply it.

    As infected leaves fall, clear them up and dispose of them carefully – in the green waste or on the bonfire is ideal. This will prevent the fungal spores overwintering on fallen leaves to reinfect your plants next year. And keep your roses growing strongly so they have a better chance of shrugging off infection: a good specialist rose fertiliser, available from the garden centre, will help boost the plant’s vigour.