With a good rain earlier in the week the ground should be a little softer to enable you to plant Spring flowering bulbs. We have a huge selection in stock at the moment from Snowdrops, Crocus and Muscari to large Alliums. (We have got a really special deal on our bulbs at the moment). Normally you should plant a bulb 4 times the depth of the bulb. Scatter the bulbs on the ground in random formation and plant them where they fall. I am of the opinion that spring flowering bulbs are the best investment in gardening, plant and forget, look after them and they will emerge and provide colour at the darkest gloomiest times of the year.
Now is the time to plant Sweet Peas for early flowering next year.
We have got a full range of Sweet Peas from Kings, plus their vegetables.
Our building works continue at pace, we are nearly ready to take possession of our new retail building, at the rear of our existing shop. We can then add some electricity and some heat and job done. All our new Christmas decorations arrived this week, double last years order!!
Its a great time to plant ornamental shrubs. The ground is still warm combined with the moisture from earlier in the week, this will provide good conditions for root growth before the winter setting the plant up for a great start in Spring 2017! Rootgrow and some plant fertiliser will accelerate the growth.
Have a great weekend
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.