Today opened from 09:00 until 17:30

Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • Helpful, friendy plant-care advice always on hand

  • Enjoy home-made pies, pastries and quiches from our new kitchen

  • Start the day with a hearty breakfast in our sunny cafe

  • Beautiful Spring Bedding Plants from our own glasshouses

    Plant of the Week: Dill

    Plant of the Week: Dill

    Dill isn’t one of the more commonly-grown herbs, but it’s more than earns its place in the garden with good looks, versatility and generosity. You can use both the leaves and the seeds to flavour all sorts of dishes, from fish and lamb to potatoes and peas, with a subtle hint of aniseed.

     

    The plant itself is quite tall, at about 1m, and very pretty with wispy, feathery leaves and delicate yellow umbels of flowers in midsummer. Sow your dill where it’s to grow, choosing a sunny spot with fertile but free-draining soil. Thin seedlings to 24cm apart and you’ll start picking from about eight weeks after sowing.