Welcome to November, a time of shorter days, falling leaves and increasingly wet weather. The colours of the autumn continue to impress - but will disappear as the temperature drops away.

          As autumn moves to full winter there may be less to do in the garden but there are still jobs to do. Autumn and winter bedding plants are now fully stocked with cyclamen, pansies and primroses readily available. Combine these plants with an under-planting of spring bulbs and you will achieve continuous interest into next year. Berried plants will also enhance the colours of autumn with stocks of skimmia, pernettya, winter cherry and gaultheria brightening up our displays.

         • We will be open on Sundays from Sunday the 5th of October, opening at 11am. We will close on Sundays after Christmas until April

          •Our Christmas trees will be here for sale from the 28th of November. Please phone for prices and it is possible to book a tree in advance - just let us know!

         •Thanksgiving will soon be upon us - please talk to our florists if floral arrangements are required

         •Advent starts on the last Sunday of November - orders are now being taken for advent rings

           •Christmas decorations are now on display, and Christmas parties are not very far away! Start planning for the big events in December!

         •Our spring flowering bulb range is becoming more limited as time moves on - but it is still possible to select your own favourite varieties from our stock of loose bulbs or choose the pre-packed mixes of spring colour combinations 

         •Our cards from the Natural History Museum's Archivist collection are both beautiful and inexpensive and we have added more variety to the range

         •Our range of tools from Spear & Jackson, the Kew Gardener collection, are the some of the best available and have proved to be a great success with our landscapers and customers

         •We continue to stock seeds from Suttons, Thompson & Morgan and Franchi seeds, however the stocks are more limited

         •Garden maintenance and one-off garden visits can be arranged by our garden services department. Please speak to Patrick Green on 07813602409