Buckland Nurseries

Buckland Nurseries was established as a family run garden centre business over 150 years ago.  David and Linda Hogg

The business was founded by Thomas Hogg in 1865 and has continued through six generations of the Hogg family into the hands of David and Linda Hogg (pictured alongside). 

Buckland Nurseries stocks a wide range of perennials, trees, shrubs, bedding plants, roses, herbs, garden sundries, tools, turf, seeds, paving and gravels and the friendly team looks forward to giving you a lovely welcome when you next visit their traditional Garden Centre. 

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December (Indoor!) Garden Notes      

With Christmas fast approaching, here are a few ideas and tips to colour up your home with some festive indoor plants.

One of the Christmas favourites is the poinsettia.  With its large red bracts, it provides impact to any room.  Poinsettia will perform well if kept in a light position at a fairly constant warm temperature, and most importantly away from draughts.  Phalaenopsis orchids will do well in similar conditions – just make sure you don’t overwater.  The flowers will remain for many weeks, and are hard to beat for an exotic look.

For cooler positions, a cyclamen will be ideal.  Small patio cyclamen are widely used to brighten up outdoor winter planters, so will cope well out of the way of radiators and log fires.  Azaleas also do not need warm conditions, but will appreciate regular dunkings as they are heavy drinkers.  With the correct care, flowers should remain for over a month.

Schlumbergia (Christmas Cactus) produce a wonderful display of flowers in the middle of winter.  Pink varieties are more widely available but white makes a good seasonal alternative.

Potted bulbs are plentiful at Christmas.  For a heady scent, a bowl of hyacinths will last well into January. Support the flowers with small canes as they become top-heavy.  Likewise, amaryllis stems often need a cane as they will reach 60-90 cm before they break out into huge trumpet flowers.  Dwarf narcissi will also provide a cheery display.

Raid the garden for some holly and ivy for a Christmas wreath or garland – and maybe some hellebore (Christmas rose) and any berries the birds have left behind.  Don’t forget the mistletoe!

David Hogg

Buckland Nurseries