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We have had a lovely delivery of Dahlias and perennials – perfect to fill those gaps in the garden and give you a burst of colour.

Dahlias in lots of colours – also Delphiniums, Eucomis, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Scabious, and Astilbe.

 

We have had a delivery of soft fruit –

Blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, gooseberry, loganberry, tayberry, pinkcurrant, rhubarb.

We are now able to choose our own varieties of perennials and are getting deliveries most weeks. Here are some pictures of this weeks delivery.

These are great for adding colour to your garden and come back next year!

      

We would recommend protecting against slugs when you plant in the form of barriers or pellets.

GROW YOUR OWN!

PLANT NOW FOR NEW POTATOES AT CHRISTMAS.

Just in from Taylors bulbs are 5 varieties of seed potatoes that you plant now and harvest for Christmas.

PENTLAND JAVELIN / MARIS PEER / CHARLOTTE / SHARPES’S EXPRESS / DESIREE

Planting time July to September for harvest from November onwards.  Can be planted into containers/ potato bags or open ground.  Approximate harvest is 12 weeks or after flowering – harvest as required, the remainder can be left in situ for up to a month.

 

 

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 in 50-litre bags to make handling easier.

New delivery of pots this week 20th May 2021 – we do not have as many pots as we normally stock – this is due to our supplier not having them.

We will continue to try to get stock regularly and we update our social media pages – Instagram, Facebook and Twitter often.

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.

 

We have had a delivery of perennials plants including Acanthus, Amarine, Digitalis, Geum, Heucherella, Lupin and also a delivery of potted bulbs- which can be transplanted into your garden or pots etc.  – please click on the link below to view the lists.

Plant List Jan 12th  

POTTED BULBS AVAILABLE 14TH JAN

 

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.

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!