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

  • 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

    Combination paving

    You don't have to stick with one type of paving for your patios and paths: in our garden centre we have lots of different types of material so you can mix and match.

    Break up an expanse of sandstone by edging slabs with contrasting red brick, or put rows of sets between paving slabs to enjoy the natural, textured look of stone while keeping a smooth surface to walk on.

    Cobbles or broken ceramic tiles are a great way of making your patio altogether more artistic by using mosaics and patterns. Draw your design out first and lay it 'dry' before putting down a mortar screed to do it for real. Double-check everything sits flush with the surrounding slabs so you don't get an awkward change in level.

    You can also soften your patio paving with plants. Some low-growing herbs love to be walked on: look for creeping Thymus serpyllum, pennyroyal mint or the lawn chamomile 'Treneague' in our garden centre. Replace pointing mortar with compost and plant in ribbons between paving, or remove single slabs here and there for fragrant herbs at your feet.

    Please ask the staff in our Poynings garden centre for more information and advice about how to combine different paving textures in your garden.

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