Richard’s Rassells Diary

Welcome to June where hopefully the heat of a true summer will start to become more apparent – lovely for us as sun-lovers but take a moment to think about more regular watering of plants – particularly in pots and containers.

Summer bedding plants have been flowing out of this garden centre at a considerable speed – watch out for colourful window-box combinations in your local area. Geraniums, petunias, nemesias and cosmos daisies continue to be available with considerable variety of colour. Bring the summer garden alive so the evenings spent outside will be rewarded with the pleasure of planting.

•We are now open on Sundays from 11am onwards, up until and including Sunday the 5th of July.

•Summer bedding plants are arriving almost daily with a huge choice of variety – now is the time to think about window boxes and outdoor containers.

•There are a few summer-flowering bulbs left (many dahlias) so come and get them for a pound a packet.

•We are also carrying a large selection of shrubs, climbers and perennials – a good moment to re-think your borders and give a different look to the garden.

•It is a lovely time of year for seasonal cut flowers – paeonias, sweet peas, larkspur and scabious are becoming available over the next few weeks

•We continue to stock seeds from Thompson & Morgan and Franchi seeds with a wide range of choices  for this year

• Our cards from the Natural History Museum’s Archivist collection are both beautiful and inexpensive and we have added more variety to the range

•Our range of tools from Spear & Jackson, the Kew Gardener collection, are the some of the best available and have proved to be a great success with our landscapers and customers

•Garden maintenance and one-off garden visits can be arranged by our garden services department. Please speak to Patrick Green on 07813602409

•Fingers crossed for the start of a few weeks of glorious weather when we can really enjoy our gardens. rassells

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