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Have you entered our Blooming Beautiful Competition yet?

Posted on by Trevena Cross

Last Wednesday we launched our ‘Blooming Beautiful’ competition to celebrate the wonderful summer weather and the beautiful blooms in our gardens! Running for just a short time, before we say goodbye to summer for good, entries into the competition close next Wednesday, 31st July at 5pm. We’re on the lookout for the best garden bloom… and will give the winning one £15.00 in Trevena Cross vouchers!

Have you got a flower in your garden that catches your gaze everyday? That stands proud above the rest? Or that is just so unusual it’s impossible not to be drawn in by it?

Beautiful Bloom Photos

We would love to see it – simply send it to us directly via Facebook, Twitter, or email, and we’ll put it up against our other ‘beautiful bloom’ entries, in a bid to win the ‘Blooming Beautiful’ title and £15.00 of vouchers!

Celebrate our beautiful gardens this summer!.. Share your summer colour!

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What do we have in common with our garden plants? We both wilt in the heat!

Posted on by Trevena Cross

Tips for YOU and for YOUR GARDEN during the current ‘heatwave’.


  • Keep well hydrated with regular non-alcoholic drinks
  • Apply and re-apply suntan lotion/sun block (with high SPF) regularly
  • Wear a sun hat, headscarf or similar to keep the sun off your head/face
  • When working in the garden or when out and about, take advantage of the shade, staying out of direct sunlight as much as possible
  • Take regular breaks / sit down in the shade when active in hot weather


  • Keep your garden well watered – particularly pots that rely purely on the moisture of the compost. Water early morning and evening to avoid leaf scorch
  • If pots are looking ‘stressed’, move them into a shadier position
  • A light blanket of mulch can help conserve water in the soil/compost
  • Irrigation systems can often be an effective alternative to hand watering – using only the water needed and delivering it in a way that will penetrate right down to the roots
  • If you usually use irrigation systems with timers, be sure to adjust them to account for the much drier, warmer weather
  • Keep water baths and bowls topped up for birds and wildlife… we all need water!
  • Cut the lawn less regularly and on a higher cutting setting if dry weather persists
  • Maintain good ventilation in the greenhouse, opening doors and windows
  • Dampen the floor of the greenhouse to keep it cooler, and shading topped up to reduce scorch
  • Introduce new plants that cope well in drought conditions. Those with fine, stiff foliage or with hairy, succulent or wax coated leaves tend to be better adapted to dry conditions, as are those with grey or silver coloured foliage

Keep your garden well watered in hot weather

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Goodbye Truro, Hello Stithians!

Posted on by Trevena Cross

As the last day of Garden Truro passed by on Saturday, we prepared to pack up our grand display and remaining stock, and head straight to Stithians showground, to set up for the annual Stithians Show, taking place today. What a great conclusion to the best part of a week spent out and about!

Garden Truro 13 display in marquee  Graham in the marquee at Garden Truro
Our four days in Truro were a great success, and gave us the opportunity to meet, greet and talk all things green and gardens with visitors to the wonderful event. Despite hot temperatures (blistering hot at times!) there was a great turn-out and lots of enthusiasm for plants and gardens. The weather was surely a great help in getting everyone into the ‘outdoor spirit’!

We made great new connections with customers from the other side of Truro, including places like Newquay, St. Austell and Bodmin, and were able to encourage them down to the ‘real west-country’, with a promised first visit to our nurseries in due course! – We look forward to seeing them soon!

A different, but equally enjoyable event today, Stithians promises to be another scorcher, as the sun begins to break through and the temperature keeps rising… plenty of fluids and suntan lotion an absolute must for today! We’re again selling a range of stock, with specials on a variety of small perennials making great bargains for the garden this summer!

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Don’t go to the beach INSTEAD of Truro!

Posted on by Trevena Cross

With the weekend set to be a scorcher, and fine weather expected into next week – we’re looking forward to meeting lots of people out and about in town in Truro next Wednesday – the first day of the Garden Truro festival on Lemon Quay.

Garden Truro Event 2012

A welcome relief after last year’s ‘wet’ event, we’re hopefully on course to attract lots of garden enthusiasts – novice and expert, to a proper summer event! We just have to hope that the weather isn’t SO good that everyone heads to the beach rather than Lemon Quay!

What do we suggest? Do both, but certainly don’t go to the beach INSTEAD of Truro! Be inspired with garden ideas in the morning and relax on the beach on the afternoon, or head to the beach first thing and then swing by Truro for an afternoon of garden indulgence!

Now we have the weather to finally enjoy the garden, don’t miss an opportunity to get it just how you want it!

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