Welcome to January which is proving to be very cool at night with temperatures rising throughout the day. Overcast, cloudy skies are interrupted by a few crisp, clear days here and there. If low night-time temperatures persist it may be the right moment to protect 'tender' plants.

             Winter bedding plants are now fully stocked in the garden centre with cyclamen, pansies and primroses readily available. Combine these flowering plants with pots of pre-grown spring flowering bulbs and you will achieve continuous interest well into the year.

              Berried plants will also enhance the colour through the winter months with stocks of skimmia, pernettya, winter cherry and gaultheria brightening up your displays. 

              •We are now closed on Sundays until Sunday April the 12th 2015

              •Our pre-grown spring-flowering bulb range will steadily increase over this month with crocus, iris, galanthus, narcissus, scillas and muscari all arriving shortly.

              •Christmas roses (helleborus niger) have arrived at the garden centre and are looking particularly good - several different named varieties are available

              •We continue to stock seeds from Suttons, Thompson & Morgan and Franchi seeds with this year's new seed stock for 2015 arriving here by the end of January 

              •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

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

                 •Let us hope for a successful and happy gardening year in 2015!