Welcome to “Rocky” our new multi coloured rooster (not yet multi coloured). Hatched in Hull and collected by me this week. You will see a lot more of him as he will be living in our field adjacent to the A43 / A5 roundabout. Rocky is 2.6m tall and weighs about 1 tonne and is made of cast iron. He did turn quite a few heads when I drove through Sheffield city centre visiting my son Luke at University on the way back to Towcester.

Busy, busy in the garden nearly March sow your tomatoes, cucumbers in the greenhouse. Chitt the potatoes we have got loads in stock.

I have just purchased a massive quantity of Wild flower seed (Nova-Flore) for all of you naturalists! who have a patch to dedicate to wildlife in the corner of the garden, they say its guaranteed to flower if sown correctly, we can advise.

Now hopefully we have passed the really severe weather it’s a good time to get some planting and re arranging of plants done prior to the heat of an early season.

If ever you need any help we will be pleased to assist.



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.

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