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.

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.

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!