We love dandelions. Important early nectar for bees. Edible leaves rich in vitamin C and minerals. Pick young leaves only all year round. The flowers make dandelion honey too. Roots make coffee but caffeine free. What we find really fascinating are the common names as each county used to have its own name for flowers. So dandelions are also known as. Bum-pipe, Burning Fire, Clock Flower, clocks and watches, combs and hairpins, conquer more, devils milk plant, devils milk pail, dog-posy, fairy clocks,farmers clocks, golden suns, horse gowan, Irish daisy, lions teeth, mess-a-bed, pissimire, stink ravine,swines snout, tell-time, time flower, time-teller, wet-weed, wishes ... What do you know it as? All the names hint at its uses too!! ... See MoreSee Less
While we have not had to operate a queuing system this week, we have had several little groups of visitors every day. It is so lovely to welcome you all back to our nursery & gardens. Its also great that so many of you are first time visitors who we know will be popping back in soon. We are chuffed to bits and it gives us real hope for our future. Do enjoy your weekends, love D & H #hope#Normal#plants#pollinators... See MoreSee Less
As some of you know we fund Enchanted Gardens with our profits from Ladybirds Garden Maintenance. We really need some more girls to work with Ladybirds. It’s hard work,but you are always with another girl, training given, hours within the school day. You do need to have a clean driving licence and a car. Please call Donna for an interview on 07967917161. ... See MoreSee Less
We spent today putting everything on trays and giving our first feed and water of the year. It’s one of those jobs you NEVER want to start as it’s endless! But, it’s done now and this will bring things on nicely. #growth#bees#water#seaweedfeed... See MoreSee Less
We just adore these Solomon's Seal Hybridum. The disappear over Winter and we wait with bated breath for them to pop up late Spring. Such delicate arches and tiny white flowers. they remind us of magical kingdoms and fairies and woodland glades!
We have been desperate to find an affordable (we use a lot) peat free, sustainable, local compost that we can use for sowing, pricking out, potting on, for shrubs, roses, climbers and that we can supply to all of you! We hope that in this we have found it. We will replace our Bulrush and our Slyvamix with this. Please just bear with us while we trial it and hopefully we will be stocking it soon! #peatfree #compost #plants #PeatFreeApril #peatfreecompost... See MoreSee Less
We regret to inform you that we are experiencing significant difficulty with DHL as a courier. We are going to have to move to a slightly more expensive courier, but hopefully a more reliable one. #delivery#courier#plants#posting... See MoreSee Less
Yippee! Future View Landscapes from Deal just came to collect their 55 x 5 litre (blimey) Verbena Bonariensis today. We are desperate for the space and I have had to stop lots of walk in customers trying to buy them lol! These will make some Deal bees very happy! #bees #landscaping #verbena... See MoreSee Less
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It’s baby veg mayhem here. nearly every inch of the conservatory is covered and the tunnel is full too! Do start ordering so we can make sure we have enough for all of you!! #growyourownfood #growyourown... See MoreSee Less
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We really hope you have all had a lovely Easter with some of your family this Easter. We hope you have enjoyed some lovely walks in the Spring sushine and random snow showers too. We hope you have had a chance to rest and eat and celebrate too. Wishing you all a very Happy Easter from us and we hope to see you all soon! #easter2021 #celebrations #family... See MoreSee Less
Who is up for a Tree-sure Hunt?! Join the 'Check a Sweet Chestnut Survey' from today on Treezilla & TreeAlert Apps to help UK plant authorities log locations, trunk thickness and signs of oriental chestnut wasp leaf galls on trees in public areas and private gardens. Currently not much is know about the UK's sweet chestnuts so get out there and get Tree hunting! (Don't forget to note where they are so you can go back in the Autumn to collect the chestnuts!) res.org.uk/check-sweet-chestnut #Tree-surehunt #trees #sweetchestnut#gallwasp... See MoreSee Less
We are open from today! We are open today, Good Friday, Easter Saturday & Easter Sunday 10am-4pm. So do please pop in and visit us this weekend! We are always shut on Mondays. Then for the moment we are open Tuesday - Friday 10am-4pm only as we have serious staffing issues! Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
Just a reminder that we are open from THIS THURSDAY! We are however, amending our hours to Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm, so we CLOSED on the weekend. We are sorry, but we just do not have the staff right now! Thank you everyone! #openinghours... See MoreSee Less