We hope that your summer hanging baskets did well. As the plants start to fade, why not take advantage of refreshing the basket by having a member of our team plant up the basket with autumn/winter plants. Simply just bring your empty basket and discuss your choices with a member of staff.
Popular choices of plants are Pansies, Violas, Primroses, Polyanthus, Cineraria ‘Silver Leaf’, trailing Ivy and Lysimachia ‘Goldilocks’. In sheltered areas try Miracle Cyclamen, which come in a wide colour range and are hardy down to -2°C.
To give a little height, place in the centre a dwarf conifer such as Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘White Spot’ or a dwarf shrub such as Euonymus or Skimmia.
Finally why not add in some dwarf bulbs to give you a spring surprise.
Mention conifers and many people instantly think of monster Leylandii hedges, often with justification since the original plants are now 200ft tall! But as a quick growing hedge, if kept under control, Leylandii makes an ideal hedging subject and it’s fast growing nature can be a benefit. More…
Whether or not your water supplier has imposed water restrictions it is always good to conserve water, our most valuable resource.
This leaflet has been produced to help provide you with information on how you can keep your garden and use less water at the same time. Please remember to check with your water authority for up to date information on water restrictions in your area. More…
Chitting potatoes (also known as sprouting potatoes) helps to speed up the growth process of the potato plant. Potatoes are grown from tubers (or ‘seed potatoes’) and, to avoid virus disease problems, should be grown from Scottish Basic seed. More…
Mini-Monsters Night Out in October
Bring your mini-monsters to our action packed Halloween evening on 27th October 2011 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Come along in fancy dress, take part in a variety of halloween competitions & games, see the spooktacular balloon magic and handle to real creepy crawlies. Take a look here for further details http://ow.ly/72le0.
Here’s a picture from the Dahlia show held here the other weekend http://flic.kr/p/aqi6YY.
We think these new, simple to fit, drain pipe planters are the business!
The unique ‘clicker’ strap is easily fitted in seconds and adapts itself to any rounded drain or down pipe. Constructed from 100% weatherproof resin and comes with a uniquely fitted and removable reservoir, so no leaking!
It’s an ideal planter for growing salads, herbs, flowers or small vegetables and fruit around a vertical drain pipe where space is minimal.
Available now in SIX great colours that, when planted up, will brighten up any house wall. Buy these Corsica Clicker Drainpipe Planters in store or online at Podington Garden Centre.
“Your garden centre team needs you”
The national Greatest Garden Centre Team Awards 2011 are accepting votes now. If you think Podington Garden Centre is worthy of this award we need your votes now. Please use one of the available voting postcards available in our garden centre or visit the on-line voting area and place your vote today.
It really is that simple and you could be in with a change to win a Mr Fothergill’s hamper of veg and flower seeds too.
Voting ends on Monday 30th May 2011.
Figo 10-Pack Connectors
These ingenious gardening gadgets make light work of creating re-usable garden growing frames and structures. The little green rubber widgets, when used with suitable natural or metal canes, are easy to use and you will be making wigwam frames, netting covers and much more in no time. Take a look at these connectors here.
They are available in 3-way or 4-way options and, for better value, as a 10-piece pack (pictured). The flexible rubber means they can adapt to almost any thickness of cane or metal plant support.
As part of our Green Steps initiative we have just completed a complete LED lighting installation. These lights are 60% more efficient in using less power than their replacements. They also last more than 10 times as long.
The team at Podington Garden Centre are actively looking at ways we can reduce or re-use as well as ethically and economically source products following their Green Steps policy.