Welcome to this week's newsletter

Suddenly the garden is full of flowers and it’s approaching peak time for cherry blossom. Yes, they only last a short while, but they are just so amazing for the few weeks they are in flower. We've an incredible selection of cherry trees and other flowers that will light up your garden now and indeed throughout the entire year. Do call in to be inspired!


This is a perfect weekend to get the lawn in shape - we've everything you need, including all the best fertilisers. Apply now and make your neighbours green with envy!


We've also two great events this Saturday - see below for details. 


Hope to see you soon.


PS. We're celebrating our 30th Birthday at Boyle on Friday 29th April. There will be some super giveaways and prizes to be won in addition to family fun and entertainment. More next week!


Event this weekend


Event this weekend

What to do in your garden this week:

What to do in your garden this week:

Job of the week: Look out for aphids on the march

Greenfly and blackfly are coming out in force as the weather warms and if you let them build up their numbers they can do a lot of damage as they suck at the sap. They prefer soft, succulent growth so check plants regularly for signs of yellowing, puckering and distortion. Other signs include sooty mould – secondary infections of black fungal growth on the aphids’ deposits of honeydew. Squish them on sight, or spray with a pyrethrum-based insecticide.



  • Create an alpine trough with a selection of miniature plants from the garden centre
  • Thin out hardy annuals sown last month
  • Feed spring-flowering bulbs as they die down
Fruit & veg:
  • Plant second-early and maincrop seed potatoes
  • Feed permanent plants like artichokes with slow-release fertilisers
  • Put supports in place for climbing beans and peas
  • Sow basil and other tender herbs under cover
  • Water at the base of plants to avoid splashing foliage and attracting fungal disease
  • Put up supports for cucumbers and melons
Around the garden:
  • Add to existing pond displays with new marginal and bog plants
  • Rake out patches of rough grass from the lawn
  • Prune out frost-damaged plant material once the worst of winter is over


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