Watling Street, Towcester, Northants, NN12 6GX
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Mon-Sat: 9am-5:30pmCafe: 9am-5pm

Sunday: 10:30am-4:30pmCafe: 10:00am-4pm

I was delighted when I returned from my holiday to find all the plants in my greenhouse thriving. Tom had done a great job while I was away. I had to reach for the hedge cutter to get through the door. This year I decide to grow some Cape gooseberries, Peruvian ground cherry, Physalis peruviana. I had great germination from the Kings seed range so I decided they would be easy to grow so potted a lot on. I didn’t realise how tall they would get, they are now 1.5m tall and need loads of support. I hope they taste delicious as they have been alot of work and take up loads of space and light for only a few fruits per plant. They are not as productive as my Suttons grafted tomatoes, picture attached of a double truss on one of my plants.

tomatoes Keeping my Veggies growing while on Holiday

There are still loads of herbaceous perennials that can be planted in the garden to add colour. At home some of our existing plants (Mainly acanthus mollis) have grown far to big so we have dug them out and replaced with Echinacea, Hemerocallis, Aster and Anemone all late summer flowering varieties.

We have now got loads of winter vegetable plants in stock, potatoes for planting to eating at Christmas.

Have a great weekend


Ashley Warren

Ashley Warren has lived and loved horticulture and agriculture all his life; he had his first greenhouse at the age of 10 and his first cow when he was 16. He started landscaping in 1984 mainly in Milton Keynes and then all over the country. He moved to Daventry Road Farmhouse in 1987 and has developed Bell Plantation Garden Centre in Towcester, Northants over the last 30 years.