Posts

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

 

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.

We have now had our delivery of POT-GROWN CHRISTMAS TREES. These have got more popular each year as you can try and continue to grow the tree outside after Christmas in a pot or in the ground to bring inside in future years.

We have NORDMANN trees – strong bushy branches with excellent needle retention, NORWAY SPRUCE – the traditional Christmas tree with a pine scent, and PICEA GLAUCA CONICA – a spruce tree with closely packed needles that forms a small neat shaped pyramid tree,

For a full list and prices – POT-GROWN XMAS TREES PRICES

We expect our cut trees in about 7-10 days.

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.

Portfolio Items