Welcome to Sheeplands
Hare Hatch Sheeplands, your fresh, local & friendly, independent garden centre serving Reading, Maidenhead and Wokingham. Discover our fantastic farm shop, delicious cafe and wonderful range of plants and gardening accessories. Speak to our friendly team who will be more than happy to help: 0118 9401600 or email@example.com. Look out for our events, competitions and shows. For more information visit the events web page.
April 2017 Update: Business as Usual
Hare Hatch Sheeplands is changing. From May 2 there will be a new look Sheeplands.
The business will go back to its roots, with a great range of home-grown vibrant plants, local produce in the farm shop, homemade food in the coffee shop, Jon Thorners butchery, and Fish Glorious Fish (re-located in the farm shop).
We'll continue to support the local community - schools, charities, community groups and societies - wherever we can. In the future we hope to work with the Council, and with their support, develop new community and horticultural elements of the business.
In the plant nursery we currently have our ever-popular hanging baskets, summer bedding plants, cacti and succulents, geranium bellpots and much more to come as the season develops.
It's business as usual, and we need the continued support of our customers to make sure the new look Sheeplands is successful and can retain its place at the centre of the local community.
The Friendliest Garden Centre with Personalised Service
Delivery (within a 15 mile radius)
Carry to your car service
Plant, gardening and produce experts on-site to answer your questions
A loyalty scheme for monthly vouchers and offers
Discounts for schools and horticultural societies
Our newsletter for weekly news and information
At the heart of the community supporting charities and good causes
April Plant Offers
Here are some of the fantastic plant offers from Maria and the plant team:
- Summer flowering patio and basket plants (9 cm) - £1.99 each or 6 for £10
- English Heather (9 cm) - £2.49 each or 5 for £10
- Herbs (13 cm, 1 litre) - £2.99 each or 4 for £10
- Lavender (13 cm, 1 litre) - £2.99 each or 4 for £10
- Senetti (3 litre) - £6.99 each or 2 for £10
- Sweet Pea plants - £2.99 per strip or 4 for £10
- Strawberry plants - £2.99 per strip or 4 for £10
- English Lavender (15 cm) - But One Get One FREE - £3.99 each
- Herbaceous perennials (1 litre) - £2.99 each or 4 for £10
- Vegetable plants (9 cm) - £1.49 each or 6 for £7.50
- Vegetable plants - £2.49 per strip of 5 for £10
Plant out poppy anemones for a flush of colour in June and July
Anemone coronaria varieties are a great subject for summer borders and containers. Corms planted now will provide colourful poppy-like flowers through June and July, but unlike many sun-loving summer bulbs they can also be planted again in June for colour lasting through to October. In milder areas they can even be planted out in September under cloches for late winter flowers in 2011. For successful sprouting, soak the withered-looking corms in water for 24 hours. To plant, choose a sunny spot with free-draining soil. If working in very heavy or sandy soil add humus-rich bulb compost to the planting site. Plant at a depth of 2in (5cm), spacing each corm 6in (15cm) apart. Poppy-like flowers will appear on stems up to 12in (30cm) tall over a mass of parsley-like foliage. Flowers will start out bowl-shaped, flattening as they mature. Anemone coronaria are great cut flower options. Although the blooms have a fairly short vase life, their iridescent blue, red, magenta, pink and white forms are a worthy addition to displays. A.‘De Caen' is perhaps the most common variety, producing single flowers. For a double-flowered form try A. ‘St Brigid'. Both are available from good garden centres, or by mail order from 8flowerbulbsinc.co.uk part of Dutch-based Koeman Flowerbulbs (London-based voicemail service: 0203 318 4418) Quick tip: Anemone coronaria hails from the Mediterranean. As such it should be planted in full sun in free-draining soil.