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Snowdrop month

February is the best time to visit gardens which specialise in snowdrops, and many hold snowdrop days so you can marvel at hundreds of different varieties.

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Grow your own asparagus

Asparagus is one of the best-value crops you can grow. It’s really expensive in the shops – yet if you grow your own it costs pennies, and you get to feast each spring on as much as you can eat!

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Gardening in February

There are snowdrops and crocuses galore to prove spring is just around the corner, and you can risk sowing the first hardy vegetables undercover in a heated propagator to kick-start the veg growing year.

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Plant of the Week: Yucca

Their evergreen, sword-shaped leaves spear up out of the border, sometimes edged strikingly in silver or gold; Yucca filamentosa has long, delicate threads curling from the edges to soften their spiky, architectural shape.

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Keep up with the winter weeding

Stay indoors now and by spring they’ll have a head start on the season, setting seed before you notice they’re there and spreading into a real headache by summer.

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Year of the Marigold

The announcement follows last year’s successful ‘Year of the Zinnia’ which culminated in 20 varieties being awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society after a year of trials testing their reliability and performance in the garden.

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Plant of the Week: Erica (heather)

You can have this wild beauty in your own garden with this star performer for borders and containers.

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Plant of the Week: Ficus Benjamina

The weeping fig, Ficus Benjamina, is among the most stately and elegant of houseplants.

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Flower, Fruit & Veg seeds now in stock

Flower, Fruit & Veg seeds now in stock. Fantastic variety to get you started for the year ahead.

 

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Daphne 'Ethernal Fragrance' and Winter Aconite

While stocks last! Daphne 'Ethernal Fragrance' and Winter Aconite available to buy now.

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Sow earlier by using a heated propagator

Transform your seed sowing with a heated propagator and you can sow earlier and expand your range to include frost-tender summer bedding and delicious greenhouse crops.

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New Bulbs in Stock!

Now in stock! Begonia Corms, Rhubarb Crowns, Asparagus Crowns, Agapanthus Lily of the Nile Bulbs and Crinum Powellii Indian Elephant Flower Bulbs.

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