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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May Garden Notes

Even for gardeners with the least greenest fingers, May is a good time to spend a little time preparing for a summer show in your garden.  After a late start to the season with the cold snap in March and plenty of rain in early spring, plants are now thriving in warmer and lighter conditions.

Here are a few tips for easy growing:

– Seeds.  Most flowers and vegetables with germinate very quickly when sown in early May.  Some need to be started in pots or seed trays, but many can be sown directly into the ground.  It’s getting late, so act now.

– Bedding plants are plentiful at this time of year.  With encouragement from a regular feed and watering, even a few additions to pots and borders will make a huge difference.

– Tender herbs such as basil and dill can now join other hardier herbs outside.  They grow quickly, so don’t forget to use them! Courgettes and tomatoes can also be planted out, as well as greenhouse crops such as cucumbers and chillies.  Runner beans will need support from a wigwam of bean sticks or canes.

– Check for aphids on new growth on roses, and also on fruits such as strawberries and blackcurrants.  Spray accordingly.

– Place plant supports around large perennials.  This is much easier before they start looking lanky and out-of-control, and will give good protection from wind damage.

– Work new shoots from climbers into trellis and obelisks as they grow.  With a little help, they will soon find their own way.

Look out for the local National Garden Scheme gardens open for charity.  They are varied and inspirational.  NGS donated a record £3million to charities last year, so everyone gains.

David Hogg

Buckland Nurseries