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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.

If you would like to Order and Collect please email your list to 

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.

If you would like to purchase and collect, please send us an email with your requirements and include your contact number. We will check stock and send back a confirmation email with the total amount due and our bank details for payment by online bank transfer.

If there are other items you would like, add them to your email and we will check stock.

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.

If you would like to order please email a list of what you require and we will get back to you to arrange collection from our back gate.

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.

Autumn is a fantastic time to plant fruit trees and we have had a great selection now in – all in pots and can be planted now – including cherries, apples, pears, golden gage, as well as blueberry bushes, Actinidia kiwi.

Fruit list available here FRUIT TREES OCT 2020

We have sold out of garlic and onion sets but in the seeds to plant now Aquadulce Broad bean, Pea Meteor and Green manure.

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.

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