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

    Tip top lawns

    Tip top lawns

    Keep lawns in tip-top condition with a little extra attention through summer and they’ll reward you by providing the perfect setting for your plants as well as seeing you through all the picnics, barbecues and football matches of summer.

    You should be cutting the lawn regularly by now, ideally once a week: make sure the mower blades aren’t set too low, though, as cutting the lawn too closely stresses the grass and lets in the weeds. Raise the mower blades to give your grass just a light trim and it will stimulate the blades to thicken up from the base, as well as rooting more strongly. This is particularly important for new lawns which are just establishing as it makes the resulting lawn thicker and of a much higher quality.

    While you’re there, take out any obvious weeds with a hand weeder if there aren’t too many, or with an application of targeted lawn weedkiller if you have a major problem. You can buy a spot treatment here at the garden centre in Poynings or an easy-to-use liquid weed killer to apply to the whole lawn via knapsack sprayer or watering can.

    Finally, give them a boost with a dose of liquid feed. This is a great way to pep up your lawn just before a special event: just add liquid lawn fertiliser to the watering can according to the instructions on the packet, applying in the morning or evening for best results. The effect should be almost immediate; you can repeat the treatment every 4-6 weeks right through the season, but don’t be tempted to overfeed the lawn as it can make the growth soft and vulnerable to disease. If you want something that’s longer-lasting, apply a slow release spring and summer granular fertiliser to keep your lawn in good condition right through till autumn.