The friendliest Garden Centre serving Reading, Maidenhead & Wokingham.
Your fresh, local & friendly independent garden centre & farm shop & much more besides.
We sell vouchers:
Garden Centre Gift Vouchers - accepted in many UK stores
AND Hare Hatch Sheeplands Vouchers - accepted here!
Keep wormeries cosy
Move wormeries to a sheltered spot before it gets too chilly, as worms are sensitive to the cold. Keep the wormery somewhere sheltered over winter, like a shed or garage, and wrap it in a blanket for insulation to keep them recycling your kitchen scraps into crumbly, rich compost.
Enjoy our Horrible Histories workshop on the 27th October
A day of fun for all drama Kings & Queens
Tickets from: Victoria - 079502098720
Emai - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Over 60? Join Tuesday Club
Special Offer for our Tuesday Club Members in October is
10% OFF on Tuesday in the Farm Shop, Garden Centre & Cafe
Plant of the Week: Leucothoe
It's not often you find a shrub which offers handsomely arching branches of glossy evergreen leaves turning a deep, handsome red in autumn, plus fragrant white spring blossom - yet this easy-going beauty is not widely grown.
It's a superb choice for tubs and borders where its autumn colouring makes it an eyecatcher late in the season. It does need acid soil to colour up well, so if you don't have a low pH soil in the garden just pop it in a pot of ericaceous compost (available from our garden centre). Team with brilliant yellow-stemmed dogwood 'Flaviramea' and golden-variegated ivy for a spectacularly colourful winter container.
Leaving soil bare to the elements for any length of time is a recipe for disaster. Soil structure is a delicate thing, and if it's pounded into a hard cap by relentless rain, baked by the sun and then colonised by tough, hard-to-eradicate weeds it's no wonder you struggle to get anything to gr…Read more »