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

    Weed wisdom

    Alongside pests and diseases, weeds are the enemies we gardeners love to hate. Weeds steal water and nutrients from garden plants and sometimes get so rampant they take over - so stay vigilant from the start.

    The key to defeating weeds is to make it as difficult as possible for them to grow. Make it part of your gardening routine to prevent them arriving in the first place, then promptly remove any that do.

    Mulching smothers the ground, preventing annual weed seeds from germinating. The range of mulching materials available in our garden centre includes chipped bark and well-rotted stable manure, which feeds the soil as it rots down.

    Weekly hoeing slices off new growth just below the soil's surface before it even gets going. Choose from a selection of hoes in our garden centre, from wide-bladed Dutch hoes to smaller-bladed ones for fiddly corners.

    Hoeing helps keep persistent weeds such as bindweed and ground elder at bay, but to get rid of them a glyphosate-based weedkiller, available in our garden centre, is often the only option. Spray on a calm, dry day, following packet instructions carefully.

    Please ask the staff in our garden centre in Poynings for more information and advice about how to tackle the weeds in your garden.

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