News & tips -


Winter has announced its arrival with frosty mornings and chilly evenings and you know what the start of winter marks - seed potato season and that is surely something to celebrate!

Fellow potato lovers and growers, have a look on our website for the varieties that are now in stock. They are a bit slower arriving this year due to the unusual growing conditions experienced over summer, so there are still some types to come. Get in quick though, as they always sell out fast and supplies are down this year.

Don’t delay if you want a garlic crop, Elephant garlic has now sold out and we have very limited stock available of Printanor. Once gone, that will be it for the season as our supplier has sold out of both types already.

Potatoes and garlic aren’t the only thing you can sow at this time of the year. You can also sow broad beans, beetroot, broccoli and cauliflower. If you want to sow from seed you will need to get the seeds growing indoors and get the seedlings to a reasonable size before planting out.

We hope you have all had a chance to use our new website and that the changes we have made, make your purchasing experience smoother! If you have any suggestions or feedback (good or bad), or would like to see a particular product online that we don't currently have, please let us know. If you had an account set up on the old website, you will need to create a new account as your old login details will no longer work. The advantage of having an account is you're able to look back on your order history and see what products and quantities you've purchased previously. If you're not concerned about that, it's not necessary to have an account at all.

Continue with pruning. See all our pruning tools available online.

Rake up any leaves and store in a hessian sack over winter in a dry area to make beautiful leaf compost. We have hessian available by the metre in store & online.

Get your bulbs ready for planting. If necessary store in the fridge until it's cold enough to plant them out.

Keep an eye on your plants in pots and containers as its still very dry and they will continue to need watering.

Repair your lawn. You can still oversow with rye grass and in more northern areas fescue can also be put down for a few more weeks.