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

    What to do in the garden in June

    What to do in the garden in June

    What to do in the garden in June:

    There's no better place to be in June than in your garden. The veg garden is packed to overflowing: your flowers are a riot of colour and perfume. Keep the show dazzling with this month's key jobs.

    General tasks:
    Top up mulches to keep weeds under control: a 5cm layer of well-rotted stable manure feeds your plants as it rots.

    Remove spent bulb foliage as they've now had enough time to build reserves. Start mowing lawns where bulbs have naturalised.

    Ornamental garden:
    Fill hanging baskets with colourful geraniums, tuberous begonias or trailing petunias for a mass of colour all summer.

    Dead-head roses to keep them flowering, removing the spent flower down to just above the next pair of leaves.

    Prune spring-flowering shrubs like deutzia and philadelphus, taking out about a third of the oldest branches.

    Kitchen garden:
    Look out for sawfly larvae on gooseberries and pick them off straight away as these little green caterpillars will strip every last leaf off your plants.

    Feed asparagus to help it build up a good crop for next year. Use general-purpose slow-release fertiliser, available from your favourite garden centre.

    Remove tomato sideshoots as they appear between leaf and stem, snapping them out with your fingers, so plants can concentrate on producing fruit.