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Garden centre recommendations

Posted: Yesterday at 06:57

In Nottinghamshire (Normanton)  there's Reg Taylor's which is pricey but very high quality and the staff are very knowledgable (albeit it's a miracle if you get any of them to crack a smile!).

Holleybeck near Southwell is good for plants although again the staff could do with some customer service training.

Belton Garden Centre is nice and has a good range. Smiley nice staff always happy to help with heavy items.

Downtown Garden Centre on the A1 is good. Large range of plants.

Frosts Nursery is good too. Excellent value for money and very helpful staff.

Ruben Shaws has a great range too and a good price.

Westbridgeford Garden Centre is worth popping in to for garden accessories.

Finding a good Garden Centre is like finding treasure!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 18:52

Wow Daryl2 that is pretty impressive! Tidy work. I bet the lady was very happy that they were going to a good home too. Looks great. I like your tree behind the screen. What a lovely shape. May I ask what it is?


Posted: 22/11/2015 at 16:55

Did you buy as a bedding plant or a corm? I find that the bedding plants often go mouldy if they get too much water and if you water from above. I water very sparringly and try not to get it on the leaves.  This year they are doing really well.

choosing a greenhouse

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 16:52

I have a Robinsons and am delighted with it. Price wise it sits between Rhino and Botanical. Comes in all sizes too. let us know what you go with. Best of luck. 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 16:48

I'm keeping it going too. Today I cut some geraniums (or pelargoniums to be technically correct) that I'm over wintering but have flowered. There are also roses to cut too. I love the challenge of no flowers though; using berries and twigs and evergreens. 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 22:19

Bumping for B3 - photos on page 12 which I hope are helpful.

cut flowers

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 22:11

they look like wild cow parsley in pictures B3 but in reality they are just lovely. I'll try and find the thread and bump it up as I think there were photos on there of the success stories and the not so good ones.

cut flowers

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 16:11

i grew my first cut flower patch this year. There is a thread about it somewhere on here. Ami majus are a must. They complement everything. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 16:08

Soooooo cold here today. Nearly bought some bulbs as they are selling them off half price at our local garden centre but couldn't be bothered to wait in the long queue. A large tree has blown down in the field behind us. Feels like the first day of properly cold weather here so far this season. Love it - mostly because I love feeling cosy. 

Kohl rabi

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 07:56

It's really easy to grow but I stopped as I couldn't ever think of enough uses for it! 

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