Today opened from 09:00 until 17:30

Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • 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

    Plant of the week - Cotinus

    Plant of the week - Cotinus

    Who needs flowers for rich, sumptuous colour? The deep, burgundy leaves of a Cotinus mean you'll never be short of something spectacular to look at. Also known as the smoke bush, those deliciously vibrant leaves are topped with clouds of pink flowers in late summer: the leaves also turn scarlet before falling in autumn.

    'Grace' is probably the best known, and the largest at about 6m tall. Others to try are 'Royal Purple', with the deepest coloured leaves, or bluey-green 'Flame', which turns fiery orange in autumn. If you haven't much space, Cotinus respond well to pruning, and often put out extra-large leaves in return.