Bloomin Amazing is a no-dig #peatfree mulch, easy feed and soil conditioner all in one. Produced in the West Country, it has an effective carbon footprint and is a by-product of renewable energy.

It is lightweight, clean and almost odourless – it has so many of the properties of real manure – so it’s ideal for the garden.

It’s entirely pet and family-friendly, and very high in organic matter making it a perfect soil enricher and very effective weed suppressant.

With only green material in its makeup, it is entirely organic and vegan friendly.

Now available in store £7.99 70 Litres (collection deal 2 for £15.00).

We have now received our new decorative stone order from Deco Pak.

We have had to change to a new supplier this year due to our previous supplier having a problem getting stock to us during the Covid crisis.

For a list of our new stock please click the link below;

DECO PAK PRODUCT FEBRUARY 2021[215823]

It’s great to be open again and we have been busy stocking up.

Our main delivery of outdoor pots have arrived- there are many shapes and sizes now in.

Below are pictures of the pots we now have. We have a small range of regular terracotta flowers pots.  We will continue to stock up on pots as often as we can.

As we go into the season pots will go in and out of stock and we will continue to reorder but we may not have all the pots in the pictures as time moves on.

Don’t forget to feed the birds!

We have had a top-up of bird food – and we are open daily for you to call in.

Please find a price list here – Bird Food List Jan 2021

We have had our delivery of seed potatoes and vegetables.

For a full list and prices click this link – SEED POTATOES, ONIONS & VEG LIST

Larger packs of onion sets are due in shortly.

This year our veg, onions and potatoes have come from Taylors Bulbs. They are available in a 2kg carry home pack for spring planting. Our range contains First and Second Early, Main Crop and Super Blight resistant seed potatoes and also a taster pack of 10 seed potatoes.  The Seed Potato Taster Pack is ideal for the gardener requiring smaller quantities and a range of varieties.

With a large selection of potato varieties in our range, choosing which Seed Potatoes to plant can be a bit daunting! So here is a short guide to help choose which varieties to grow:

Harvesting Time – The seed potato packs are colour coded; blue for “First Earlies”, orange for “Second Earlies” and green for “Maincrop”.

First and Second Earlies will give you “new potatoes” in the summer, Maincrops will give you tubers for eating in the autumn and enough to store over winter for later use.

First Earlies will typically be ready for harvesting in June/July, Second Earlies in July/August and Main Crops from August onward but if storing then can be harvested in September or October.

Most soft fruits are very easy to grow in the UK with very few special requirements except for maybe blueberries which need acid soil and feed. Soft fruits are best planted in a sunny, sheltered site protected from cold, dry winds but nearly all types will do reasonably well in light shade as well. But remember more sun equals more fruit! Containerised grown canes can be planted at any time of the year providing the ground is not frozen or waterlogged.

Enrich the soil with manure or compost before planting and feed each year. Keep the plants well-watered and free from weeds.  Almost all types of fruits may need to be protected from preying birds when they are fruiting and depending on the fruit bush you choose will depend on when and if it needs pruning.

For a full list of our soft fruit – SOFT FRUIT JAN 2021

Please note we do not have strawberries yet but they will be in later in the spring.

Our Fruit Trees are in pots and can be planted any time of the year as long as the ground is not frozen.

They include cherries, apples, pears, golden gage.

Fruit list available here ROOT STOCK FRUIT TREES[207711]

PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER POSTS FOR DETAILS OF SOFT FRUIT BUSHES NOW IN

ALONG WITH SEED POTATOES, ONIONS AND GARLIC ETC.

Happy New Year to all our customers.  We will be open from Monday 4th January 10 am-4 pm

Our suppliers are open from this date too so we will be stocking up day by day so please bear with us while we do and we will update on here and our social media as soon as new stock arrives. We do have a great selection of seeds in stock and expect seed potatoes, onions etc this month- again we will update as soon as they arrive.

We are expecting a selection of houseplants this week – so if the spot where you had your tree looks bare, come and get a houseplant!

If you need to recycle your Christmas tree in the Lewisham borough-

Real Christmas trees

You can recycle your real Christmas tree from 2 January to 28 February 2021.

Bring your tree to one of these collection points:

  • Hilly Fields, entrance in Hilly Fields Crescent
  • Blythe Hill, entrance on Codrington Hill
  • Deptford Park, entrance in Scawen Road
  • Telegraph Hill, Pepys Road/Kitto Road entrance
  • Talbot Place, Blackheath
  • Mountsfield Park, the entrance at top of George Lane
  • Sydenham Wells Park, entrance in Wells Park Road
  • Forster Memorial Park, top entrance on Whitefoot Lane
  • Northbrook Park, Baring Road entrance
  • Mayow Park, entrance in Mayow Road
  • Chinbrook Meadows, Amblecote Road
  • Manor House Gardens, Old Road entrance (you can’t recycle your tree at Manor Park).

If you have a garden waste bin, you can use it to recycle your real Christmas tree. Just cut it into pieces no bigger than 10cm thick and 50cm long. You should remove all decorations, pots or stands before recycling your tree. You can’t put artificial trees in your garden waste bin.

We love this time of year in the garden centre as it means the arrival of lots of seeds and bulbs to plant for the Spring.

We often get asked at this time of year, “What kind of bulbs can I plant in Spring?” Well, here’s a selection to get you started…

  • Daffodils.
  • Tulips.
  • Narcissus.
  • Alliums.
  • Hyacinths.

And you can find all of these here at Shannons. Once you’ve bought your bulbs, here are some tips as to when and how to plant them:

Begin planting your spring flowering bulbs, corms and tubers between October and December, before the coldest winter weather sets in. You can plant them in containers or straight into borders, but as a rule of thumb, most bulbs should be planted at 3 times their depth.

We’re always happy to give planting advice when asked and so, happy planting!

You’d like to brighten up your home but need a bit of help choosing the right houseplant for your space.

We’re here to help with a bit of advice when buying a new houseplant.

So, have a read of these tips…

Think about the room conditions where the houseplant will live – warm? cold?

Consider if you have pets as some leaves can be mildly toxic to them

Select plants for the lighting conditions in your home

Choose decorative plant containers to enhance the look of the houseplant

We look forward to seeing you here at Shannons soon to buy your new houseplant.