They forecast a fine weekend?

It has been tough so far, we are not alone the weather has been bad all through Northern Europe. The wet, cold weather is affecting food production the asparagus crop this year is almost non-existent, potatoes will be cropped later as we have had no sun to warm the soil.

Anyway, take advantage of the warm dry weekend, an application of fungicide on your roses will keep black spot at bay. Regular spraying will keep roses free from aphids, mildew etc.

The wet damp conditions are great for slugs, when planting out vegetable plants it’s worth protecting them with anti-slug products.

Stale damp, cold air in your greenhouse will encourage botrytis and other fungi, fling open the doors, let the air circulate and try and keep conditions a little dryer.

Most Marvellous opened here this week, “A great place to shop”.

We have still got an amazing range of lovely plants, great advice and smiley people.

The next Wednesday Morning Gardening Fun is all about Roses and Shrubs – May 16th 9.30am to 11.30am in the Café.

Our chicken pens are full this week due to a recent delivery.

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.

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