Dog walkers and walkers without dogs who enjoy a walk through our woods Beware the next 6-7 days.

Haymaking!! Hopefully we have got a few dry days which will enable us to cut the grass fields at the Garden Centre for hay. The grass will be cut this Thursday and will hopefully be bailed by next Tuesday 14th.

While we are making hay there will be a lot of farm machinery in the field so please keep your dogs on a lead and make sure you are visible!

It’s about time to pinch the tops out of your tomatoes, this will encourage the fruits on the plant to develop quicker. If your tomato plant has a lot of leaves around the lower trusses cut of some of the leaves to let the sun in! to ripen the fruit.

There is still time to sow seeds for lettuces to be cropped before winter. Watch out for cabbage white butterfly laying eggs on the brassicas, you can cover with netting or spray the plant.

Winter pansies are now available. Furniture is still available some at silly prices, worth buying for next year.

Grand Union Design now fully ensconced in the Courtyard, fantastic products.

Look forward to seeing you


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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