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

    Sow next year's spring display

    Sow next year's spring display

    Sow next year's spring display of wallflowers, forget-me-nots, hollyhocks and foxgloves – all of which are biennials, meaning they flower in their second year. Start them now and by autumn they'll be fat clumps of leaves, ready to throw up flower spikes to brighten up your garden next April and May.

    You'll find dozens of varieties on sale in your favourite garden centre right now as seed. Hollyhocks come in single or exotic-looking double blooms; and there's a huge choice of vibrantly -coloured single-coloured wallflowers: 'Blood Red' is deepest crimson, while 'Fire King' is a pyrotechnic orange (there's 'White Dame' too if you prefer calmer colours). As for foxgloves, the range is increasing all the time: 'Sutton's Apricot' is a subtle shade of peach, or you can go for purest white 'Alba' to shine out from a shady corner.

    Sow in seed trays to prick out, or simply set aside a section of the vegetable garden as a nursery bed where you can sow seed direct. Thin them out to around 10cm apart and grow on the seedlings until August, when you can dig them up with as much root as possible and transplant them into your main borders where you want them to grow.