Rocky has finally made it to his new roost! It has been a long journey from China to Hull to Sheffield to Towcester. He is now going to sit and watch you all drive past. When I tried to move him from the car park to the roundabout his legs broke so I had to put him down. He sat with a broken leg for several months until I welded him back together. He will change colour shortly! Autumn moult!


Now October is here there is obviously more Autumnal and Winter products around, basically we are starting (very slowly) to put out our Christmas products.

Now we have had a bit of rain again the ground is getting softer for digging, it makes planting spring flowering bulbs a little easier. We have still got plenty in stock, large 25kg bags with about 500 in if you are feeling ambitious. If you are planting a large drift of bulbs, using a wide spade is easier than a bulb planter. Put the spade into the ground about 6 inches for larger daffodil bulbs, pull the spade back towards you, this moves the soil forward, then pop 2 bulbs in each corner of the hole behind the spade, back fill and firm. It is best to spread all the bulbs on the ground in the shape you want before you start planting. If you don’t do this you won’t know very easily where you have already planted.

Loads of lovely plants as usual, multi buys n’ all.

There is a £5 voucher for plants online

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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