We've Got Autumn Covered.... Come and see how colourful the season can be! Nursery & Plants
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! From traditional decorations to gifts and festive food; come and discover our seasonal displays and gorgeous gifts. Home & Garden
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Ilex aquifolium 'Pyramidalis'

This month we've chosen Ilex aquifolium 'Pyramidalis'

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28 November, 2017

Join us for a fun and flamboyant evening of Christmas floral arranging with Derek Armstrong.

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Tips from the Nursery Manager

Improve Soil Quality

Improve and condition soil by digging it over with rotted leaves and/or farmyard manure. This will put nutrients back into the soil and replace the goodness that your plants will have used up during the year.

Protect Outdoor Plants

Protect shrubs, perennials and evergreens by placing a good 2 inch mulch around the base to protect crowns and roots. You can use wood-chip, straw, bark chippings, crushed shells or well rotted manure, this provides a barrier against the cold weather and helps lock in nutrients; before mulching make sure that the plant is well watered and free of weeds.

Cut Back Herbaceous Plants

Remove what's left of your herbaceous plants by cutting them back and disposing of the cuttings into the compost heap.

Check Greenhouse Heating

Make sure greenhouse heaters are working properly if you have them.

Lawn Care

Apply an autumn lawn feed to revitalise summer lawns and help them through the colder months, re-turf if necessary.

Move Vulnerable Plants Indoors.

If you haven't moved plants that are tender and won't survive the winter yet, then now is the time to do so! Bring vulnerable plants indoors; anything that can't be moved should be provided with winter protection. Mulch, bubble wrap or protect with a winter fleece. We recommend the latter.

Tidy Autumn Leaves

Build a leaf bin out of chicken wire to collect autumn leaves.

Apply an Autumn Lawn Feed

Applying an autumn lawn feed now will keep your lawn healthy and help it withstand harsh winter weather. Make sure you apply an autumn fertiliser that's high in potash and phosphates. High Nitrogen spring/summer feeds will only encourage top growth, which is soft and easily damaged by frosts.

Pond Care

If you have a pond, remove pumps and filters from fountains to prevent frost damage. You can prevent your pond from freezing over by floating large inflatable balls or plastic bottles filled with stones on the surface. Fish need oxygen so if your pond does freeze, you can place a pan of hot water on the surface to melt it. Net ponds to prevent leaves falling in.

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Christmas At Beetham Nurseries
Make Your Very Own Autumn Wreath
Recipe: Beetroot, dill and gorgonzola tart with capers and walnuts
Helleborus, the Christmas rose