Gardeners Diary

Your garden in Jan/Feb:

Cotefield Nurseries is well known for the wide range of high quality garden plants we have on offer, including flowers, shrubs, outdoor plants and trees. We grow many of them ourselves and take great pride in producing reliable, attractive plants.

This is the time to make plans for your vegetable garden. Don’t rush to plant out your vegetables as tender seedlings can be damaged by frost although there are some types that will cope with the cooler temperatures and allow you to get growing. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or new to vegetable growing, our staff will happily offer advice on the best vegetables and varieties for your plot. We stock everything you need for propagation.

We have seed potatoes in stock, and the full range of Mr Fothergill’s seeds for you to choose from.

If you need a little winter colour in your borders or baskets, take a look at our wonderful pansies, primroses and heathers. We also have a range of pre-planted containers to give an instant lift to your garden.

Our stock of herbaceous plants including bare root roses and shrubs is increasing every week throughout this season. The new season alpines and herbs are now available along with hardier bedding plants. We also have a great selection of fruit trees and soft fruit bushes that can be planted now. Pop in and see what we have on offer this week.

This is a good time to sort out all your seeds and to start a gardening diary for this year. Why not treat yourself to one of our notebooks or seed storage boxes!

Don’t forget, it’s Mothering Sunday in the middle of March and Cotefield Nurseries has a wonderful selection of fabulous gifts that Mum is sure to love.

Your garden in March/April:

It’s busy, busy, busy in the garden now Spring is here! With the warmer summer months fast approaching, it’s time to plan your summer borders and to start planting.

We have a wide and varied range of summer flowering plants for borders, baskets, and containers at Cotefield Nurseries; new stock will be available each week so it’s worth visiting us regularly.

Tender flowering annuals can be grown indoors from seed in early spring– we have the full range of Mr Fothergill’s seeds for you to choose from and everything you need to propagate your seeds successfully.

Summer flowering bulbs, such as alliums and agapanthus, can be planted out once the soil has started to warm up a bit. Summer bulbs usually like a sunny spot and well-drained soil so take time to dig over the border before planting. Don’t forget to put a few bulbs in some patio containers – we have a great selection at Cotefield Nurseries.

Spring is a great time to plant out new herbaceous plants and we have lots to choose from in 1, 2 and 4 litre tubs.

In your vegetable garden, it’s time to get the peas and lettuces planted. How about growing rhubarb or asparagus this year?

Your garden in May/June:

As usual, we will be busy creating some new hanging baskets and containers, filled with the best of our seasonal plants. These make perfect gifts for all occasions or why not treat yourself!

We have plenty of good looking summer flowering plants for you to use to create glorious hanging baskets and containers although, if you want an instant fix, we have ready planted baskets available all summer long.

We also carry a huge selection of some of the most popular vegetables all ready for you to plant and enjoy such as tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers.

Your garden in July/August:

The height of Summer brings a riot of colour to beds and borders. If your borders have a few spaces, then we have a fantastic selection of beautiful flowering bedding plants to fill them. Our stock changes regular during the summer months so visit Cotefield Nurseries often to see what we have on offer.

Cotefield Nurseries’ range of potted roses is greatly admired and any one of our carefully chosen varieties will bring joy to your garden.

If you are new to gardening and want a splash of colour to admire in your garden this summer, our staff will be very happy to advise you on the right plants to suit you.

Tomatoes may well be the highlight of your summer vegetable garden but there’s plenty of time to plant other crops including lettuce, cabbage, spring onions and radishes.

Your garden in September/October/Novemeber:

This month, you should be planting your spring-flowering bulbs. Bulbs are some of the simplest plants to grow and can transform an herbaceous border, bring life to a lawn, and add colour to a container. Don’t panic - there’s still time to plant up a stunning spring display. Try to get the bulbs planted before the first frosts arrive.

We have a fantastic range of daffodils, tulips, crocuses, snowdrops and bluebells in the garden centre. As well as the standard varieties, we have sourced some more unusual types. Why not give them a try?

Also in stock we have super bedding plants such as pansies, viola, polyanthus, cyclamen and primroses to add a little winter colour. Our range of winter-flowering heathers will add more interest to beds, borders, and containers.

As usual, we’ve been busy creating some new hanging baskets and containers, filled with the best of our seasonal plants. These make perfect gifts for all occasions or why not treat yourself!

Your garden in December:

This month, we focus on the festive! In the garden centre we have fresh trees and handmade wreaths as well as plenty of holly and mistletoe. We will happily help you to choose the best Christmas tree for your home.

If you don’t have much colour in your garden right now, take a look at the plants at Cotefield Nurseries. We have plenty of winter flowering plants to choose from, including heathers, pansies, viola, polyanthus, cyclamen and primroses.

Our staff can help you find some plants with attractive bark or interesting foliage to liven up a dull spot in your garden.

For the keen gardener, you will be spoilt for choice – we have perfect gift ideas to suit your budget from tools and gardening gadgets to books and accessories.

Why not bring the garden inside by giving an indoor flowering bulb to a loved one. These are easy to grow and give great pleasure over the colder months. We have a range of gift sets in the garden centre.

Our staff have been busy creating some wonderful seasonal tubs and hanging baskets for you to give or enjoy yourself.

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without some bling so we have a range of Christmas decorations from lights and trees to baubles and ornaments.

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