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Cheese of the month

Jalapeno Jack Cheddar £8.25 p/kg (usually £11.79 p/kg…

Valid until 31 October 2014
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If you fancy planting some crowns next spring, prepare the soil for them now. Plenty of organic matter and grit will help to improve drainage (asparagus dislikes waterlogged soil).

Tuesday Club Offer

Special Offer for our Tuesday Club Members
10% OFF Monday to Friday
2 for £10 Homemade Fish & Chips Monday to Friday.

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Click here for more information about our tuesday club

Enchanted Players

Enjoy our Horrible Histories workshop on the 27th October
A day of fun for all drama Kings & Queens
Tickets from: Victoria - 079502098720
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Plant of the Week: Conifers

Plant of the Week: Conifers

There are few groups of trees more versatile, colourful and well-behaved than conifers. They have an ancient history, need little maintenance and you're sure to find one that's a perfect fit for your garden. Yet one variety has tarnished the name of all the rest by outgrowing its welcome and generally making a nuisance of itself. We're talking the much-hated hedging plant, Leylandii cypress, scourge of neighbourhood relations everywhere.

Take no notice: conifers are the canny gardener's best-kept secret. Get to know the likes of brilliant blue Korean fir (Abies koreana), lush and hummocky Pinus mugo or steely blue juniper 'Blue Star' and you're sure to change your mind.

Choosing compost

Compost is a finely-balanced thing, a complex blend of minerals, nutrients and organic matter judged so your plants perform at their best. It's no surprise, then, that there are nearly as many types of compost as there are varieties of plant.

We stock dozens of varieties in our garden c…

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