Buckland Nurseries was established as a family run garden centre business over 150 years ago.
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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February Garden Notes – Every gardener should have …
Just a few suggestions to make gardening easier, more productive, and more fun !
– A pump sprayer. Nearly all weedkillers and insecticides are now sold ready-to-use, but most are also available as concentrates. These are far more economical, and applying with a pump sprayer is far quicker than with a hand spray. The benefit will be particularly noticeable on large areas.
– A flexi-tub. Useful for dunking plants, collecting weeds, pouring, storing, carrying and mixing.
– An enclosed plastic compost bin. Use for uncooked vegetable and fruit peelings to give worms an ideal environment to break them down into a rich, dark compost.
– A bird table. Coupled with a squirrel-proof bird feeder, it is always fascinating to see the rich variety of birds which will suddenly appear when food is available. A bird bath (regularly cleaned) is a lifeline for them too.
– A wildlife area. However small, an area of unmown lawn, a pile of wood and twigs will quickly attract an array of wildlife and beneficial insects.
– 2 pairs of gloves. One heavy duty to cope with the rigours of winter, the other thinner for more precise work such as pricking out and weeding. Showa gloves are a reliable range that many professionals use.
– Tools : a half-moon edger to keep crisp lines between borders and lawn. Not forgetting a sharp pair of pruners always at the ready for cutting back dead wood, and a swoe-style hoe for manual weeding and tidying borders.
– A colourful front porch. Whatever the weather, there is always a selection of plants suitable for a seasonal pot display to provide a welcoming display.
– a snow shovel – just in case !