Today opened from 09:00 until 17:30

Your independent Plant Centre
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

    Plant of the week - Roses

    Plant of the week - Roses

    Most people agree that a garden wouldn’t be a garden without a rose or three!

    And of course they don't have to be rose bushes - they can be climbers, ramblers, ground-hugging roses and miniatures that can stay in pots all year round.

    Many of the traditional problems with roses have been addressed by rose breeders and experts in recent years, and there are many varieties now that have been bred specifically for resistance against some of the common pests and diseases. There are some excellent fertilisers that are formulated just for roses, and all you need to do is apply these three or four times a year.

    We grow roses for their summer flowers, so the temptation now is to sit back and just enjoy them. But they will perform even better for you if you keep up a regime of summer maintenance - it's very easy;

    • Make sure you use a rose feed at least 3 times a year - we can recommend the best ones for you,
    • Dead head all blooms as they go over,
    • Water - when established they look after themselves for much of the year, but in really hot spells, they value a good drink!
    • Make sure you keep an eye on pests and diseases which they can sometime be prone to.

    Come and see us for further advice on any aspect of growing beautiful roses!