Bents Garden Centre

Bents Garden Centre

At first site Bents garden centre, in Glazebury near Warrington Cheshire, is one of your typical large garden centres selling furniture, clothes, shoes, food pet supplies oh and plants.  But there is more to it than that.  To start with 60% of the plants sold are grown in the site nursery.  Whilst the entrance to this garden centre looks modest… Read More

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Hosta Corner

During the last bank holiday I relaid the path curving it under the arch.  This had the effect of enlarging the side bed. The area has laid unplanted until today.   Looking around the garden I had noticed that a lot of plants were growing on top of each other partly due to my inability to remember what… Read More

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The Polytunnel

I purchased a 10ft by 6ft polytunnel two years ago when we moved in to this house.  It hasn’t been particular successful so far but maybe I haven’t given it a chance. The first year I positioned it in the wrong place so it wasn’t getting enough sun. This led to a mass of foliage… Read More

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Affordable Planting

Watching the the great Chelsea Challenge on the BBC you couldn’t help but be impressed by the designs of the gardens created by the amateur designers. However the one thing that struck me was the amount of money which was spent on plants to create such small gardens.  Scaling up from their small plots to… Read More

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New Arrivals

Hardly a weekend goes by without visiting a garden centre or nursery. I enjoy just wondering around seeing what’s in flower or what might make an interesting addition to my garden.  The big problem is I always end up buying something or more often than not lots of things. Today I had hoped to buy… Read More

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Wildlife Garden

With the reduction of natural habitats our gardens can be the only habitats some wildlife can find.  It could be sources of food or a home.   Some times they are welcome and other times not. Inviting in the wildlife can be beneficial to our garden. Attract lacewings to your garden and their larvae will… Read More

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Rhubarb Crumble

There isn’t much to eat from the garden at the moment.  The Rhubarb however has been growing well.  Rhubarb is a great crop to grow in those areas of the garden that don’t get much sun. I have a couple of varieties growing.  The variety used here is Timperly early.  We probably all cooked a… Read More