Well didn’t the sunshine put his hat on in the end – hip hip hip hooray! Summer has arrived and we’ve already enjoyed plenty of sunshine hours, and witnessed plenty of eruptions of colour. We can’t believe we’ll soon be saying goodbye to patio season for another year. The bedding and patio tunnels in the nursery are fast depleting, as plants have been continuously transported down to the garden centre to keep benches brimming with a huge variety of bedding and patio plants. Soon the magnificent patio colour drifts on the garden centre benches will be gone – but magnificent colour drifts will remain in gardens all summer long, and beyond if looked after.

Patio Packs - June 2023 Hanging baskets - June 2023 Begonias - June 2023

For sizzling summer colour at the garden centre, the baton will pass to a myriad of perennials, already providing fabulous splashes of colour en mass around the centre. Like the bedding and patio plants, Trevena Cross grows all its perennials on site in the nursery. This allows us to grow a huge variety and include a range of hand picked, more unusual types too. The two litre size is particularly appealing this year, with a great 4 for £15 deal offering plants at just £3.75 a piece. Plenty of larger three litre, four litre and seven and a half litre plants are also available for those wanting something a bit more substantial to begin with to plant out in the garden… or in a pot.

Perennials - June 2023 Perennial Colour - June 2023 Perennial Mix - June 2023

Summer has arrived – and it’s a lovely time to visit and take a wander in the sunshine, enjoying the ‘feel good’ factor of the colours, the flowers, the bees and butterflies and the wonders of nature – topped off with a relaxing stop-off at the Garden Kitchen Cafe for anything of your choosing, from their extensive menu.

With this long spell of sunshine thoughts also turn to ‘outdoor living’ in general – do I have all I need to make the most of my garden or outdoor space in this weather? Comfortable seating or ‘lounging’, somewhere to eat, somewhere to cook, a way to stay warm on clear (chillier) evenings, the ultimate ambience or atmosphere to thrive in… and we can help with some of that too. Cast your eye over our garden furniture range, chimineas, firepits, solar water features and let us help you make the extra room of your home an even better place to be.

We look forward to seeing you this summer and wish you a wonderful time wherever this sunny season takes you!