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Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • Come and choose from our delicious breads and cakes this Christmas

  • 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

    Tulips that last

    Tulips left in the ground will sometimes re-flower, but more often they'll dwindle and disappear. You can replant with new combinations – but if you've got a really good display going, it's also possible to persuade the same tulips to come back next season. Here's how:

    • remove dead flowers and wait till foliage turns yellow, about six weeks after flowering
    • dig up your bulbs, brush off excess soil and discard any which are diseased or damaged
    • dry under cover for a couple of weeks – the greenhouse or a conservatory is perfect
    • store your bulbs in net bags for winter in a well-ventilated place at room temperature (about 20ºC).

    In our garden centre you'll also find species tulips – smaller, wilder-looking tulips which come back year after year so you won't need to lift them.

    Good ones to try are Tulipa turkestanica, appearing in early spring with up to nine flowers per spike; Tulipa greigii 'Red Riding Hood', 20cm high and scarlet in April; and Tulipa sprengeri, the last of the tulips to flower in late May, again bright scarlet.

    Please ask the staff in our Poynings garden centre for more information and advice about how to make your tulips last for years.

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