Bedding and bulb arrivals signal seasonal changesAugust 25, 2016
As we cling on to the last couple of weeks of summer (please just a little bit more sunshine…please please!) and people head home after the holidays, thoughts turn to the seasons ahead, the slightly less bright but definitely more breezy autumn – when bulb planting is a must!… And winter – when bedding plants do a great job at bringing colour to darker spaces.
Both bedding and bulbs are being thrust upon us this week; an unavoidable sign of the changing seasons and our imminent changing gardens. (Pop by to pick both up over the bank holiday weekend!)
While the BBQ may not see much more action after the next month or so (if we get lucky this September!) there will still be plenty of action in the garden before dormancy of winter hits. Preparations for next spring can begin; planting your favourite shrubs, trees, climbers, and bulbs for a fantastic spring display, sowing green manure for great spring soil, and of course preparation for the looming winter can also get underway during the beautiful autumn, both by making a big, bold, colourful bedding statement and doing practical checks of useful autumn/winter structures, e.g. the greenhouse, shed and compost bin.
Another summer may well be drawing to a close but we hope you’ve had a wonderful one… and of course there’s still plenty left to look forward to this 2016!
Bank Holiday Bargains!August 24, 2016
The bargain hunters amongst you should be super happy to hear that our Bargain Bay is currently rammed with bargains following a major nursery clear-out! Fantastic plants – the only thing they’re guilty of is taking up long term residence in the nursery, (and that’s not their fault :-))
Time to shift the old to make way for the new!… as part of our ongoing developments and improvements to the nursery and the garden centre, in this, the year of our 40th anniversary. Great news for you! All sorts of mature shrubs etc are ready and waiting for you, as if there weren’t enough reasons to visit already this bank holiday weekend, with the other great special offers across the planteria and in the shop, masses of lovely plants, beautiful gifts, delicious food (from the Garden Kitchen Cafe) and a great FREE Animal Hunt to keep the children entertained on your visit!
Trevena Cross flora completes Seasalt stand at Port EliotAugust 24, 2016
This may be a bit of a belated post, with the wonderful Port Eliot Festival having taken place nearly a month ago, over the last weekend in July, however our lovely friends at Seasalt have recently sent us across some piccies of our plants, which did a superb job at ‘completing’ their fantastic stand at the festival… and we wanted to share these with you.
We have supplied the plants for Seasalt’s stand at the festival for a couple of years now, as one of a number of clients we supply plants for, at events, fairs and festivals throughout Cornwall and beyond throughout the year, and it’s always great to see our plants ‘in action’; where they end up once they leave us here. It’s especially nice to see how our plants can be used to complement a space so well that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with plants initially! Makes perfect sense however, when you see how they work their magic…(both the plants and the clever guys at Seasalt!)
We love how they’ve used them here!
Summer Fun with Trevena Cross Animal HuntAugust 2, 2016
Entertain the children for FREE this summer with our Trevena Cross Animal Hunt! Animals are hiding all around the garden centre and we need some help tracking them down! Lovely FREE plant to grow in the garden, for all children who manage to find 10 or more animals – just write them down as you go, forms in the shop!
Keep those eyes peeled, and happy hunting!