Bare root bargains are back!November 22, 2013
As we head towards the back end of November, our bare root whips and pots of 10s make the journey down from the nursery and onto the garden centre… a journey made once a year as temperatures plummet and ‘growing power’ dwindles in the garden – clear signals that bare root season has arrived.
This year we have a wide selection once again, offering exceptional value to those who don’t fear the exposed ‘bare root’ option – particularly those looking to plant in large numbers, to create a hedge or group of trees while dormancy dominates… and before ‘growing power’ is revived in the garden once more, next spring.
Never hurts to try and remove the ‘fear factor’ so many of us have when it comes to bare root. Here goes…
– The wallet won’t be anywhere near as light after your bare root purchases as it would be after equivalent pot grown purchases
– A frustrating time in the garden? Bored during the cold, dark winter days? Bare root can cure your boredom! For planting when there’s little else to plant.
– Variety is the spice of life and you’ll almost certainly find a greater range of bare root options to choose from, than pot grown equivalents. Many bare root options simply aren’t available to buy in any other form.
– Save your muscles a workout as you move and transport bare root plants with ease. Space savers and weight savers, bare root certainly is the ‘no hassle’ option.
– You may think a container grown plant would stand a better chance of taking off more quickly than its bare root equivalent, when in fact the opposite is true. The roots don’t have to make the transition from container soil to local soil with the bare root version. (Note, this is why all of our plants are potted into soil based compost – makes for a much smoother transition). Being planted in dormancy, they also have the advantage of several weeks root growth before their container counterparts are planted in spring.
Go on…give bare root a go!
Tune into the festivities this ChristmasNovember 19, 2013
This December we’ll be welcoming our local town band – Helston Town Band – to Trevena Cross on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th (11am – 2pm) so that they can entertain us with their musical talent and infectious Christmas spirit.
With the performance of some wonderful Christmas carols, they’re sure to get us all feeling festive by helping to create a truly wonderful Christmas atmosphere. As many of you embark on making the most important decision of the year – which Christmas tree to take home with you!… the band will provide some much needed light relief 🙂
It doesn’t stop with the tree either – a wander through our newly revamped gift department, and we’re sure you won’t be able to resist picking up lots of lovely Christmas presents at the same time! Finish with a visit to the cafe for a much needed hot chocolate or mulled wine… or have it as a takeaway so that you can get closer to the festive musical action once more!
Here for one weekend only, you won’t want to miss it. Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December.
Gifts galore this Christmas at TrevenaNovember 11, 2013
The ‘traditional shoppers’ amongst you, who enjoy getting out and about rather sitting in front of a computer, will no doubt be heading off to your local shopping capital, be it Truro, Falmouth or elsewhere, for your Christmas shopping this year. Before you head off though, let us give a shout out for your local, independent out of town (but very accessible) shops… which often have just as much, if not more to offer 😉
In previous years you may have visited Trevena for your Christmas tree and the odd bauble to hang on it, but this year we have so much more to offer, with a newly revamped gift department, stacked with fabulous kitchenware, traditional children’s toys, ladies accessories including bags, scarves, and toiletries, as well as a whole host of other beautiful gifts.
Come and choose a Christmas tree (from December), head inside to pick up some fancy decs’ to hang on it, get a large chunk of your Christmas shopping done in our fabulous gift department and then go and collapse in the Garden Kitchen Cafe with tea and cake, or from December, perhaps a mulled wine and warm mince pie to really get in the festive spirit!
There really is more to the garden centre than the tree at Christmas time, and we think this year, we can prove that more than ever!
Christmas at Trevena, you don’t want to miss it!