News

Win £100 in National Garden Gift Vouchers!

Reach for your cameras and have a go!
Not only do you have the chance to win £100 of National Garden Gift Vouchers but if chosen your image could feature on the new National Garden Gift Vouchers themselves!
This is a perfect time of the year to take great pictures and just imagine what you could do to improve your garden with £100.

BBC Celebratory Community Garden

 

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BBC 2 Gardeners World is 50 this year and BBC 1 Points West is 60!
To mark this occasion the BBC are helping a community in Potterne to create a community space!
Alan Down and Cleeve Nursery are supporting this project with advice, materials and of course garden plants!
Alan joins Gardeners World presenters Joe Swift and Flo Headlam, Points West presenter Ali Vowles and BBC executives in helping the Potterne community to realise their dreams.

The transformation of the community site in Potterne and filming has already started and will continue throughout the summer of 2017. It will be featured on BBC Points West, Gardeners’ World and BBC Local Radio Wiltshire.

The first major showing of progress on this project will be on Friday July 28th on both Points West and Gardeners World.

Read more about this exciting project here

 

Plant of the Moment – Ornamental Grasses

 

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Ornamental grasses are beginning to look good!

These trouble free and easy to please plants look so good with late flowering perennial plants and of course we grow many of those in our own nursery too.

Ornamental grasses don’t only look good in autumn but many will be a feature of our gardens right through until late winter.

Grasses bring a softer tone to the colour palette but also reflect light and bring movement into the garden.

Find out more about grasses [and bamboos] here.

Chelsea Fringe in Bristol 2016 – #Pickuppollinators

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Last year’s Planted Pickup Truck to help bees looks so great that we have decided to make it a part of Chelsea Fringe again! It is on show in our car park at Cleeve Nursery now and will remain there all summer.

Take a look at it and perhaps take a few tips on what plants we have used to help bees and pollinating insects. Perhaps you could include some more of them in your garden?

Find out more about how you can help bees in your garden here.

 

News – Plastic Pot Recycling

 

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Plastic Pot Re-cycling
Plant Pot Recycling Plant pot recycling is important to us and one of the services that we provide to be more sustainable as a local business is plastic pot recycling. Here is a 44 ft truck load we sent off in that last week of September 2014.
We now sell an exciting and novel range of garden goods made from recycled plastic pots and containers. These are from a company called A Short Walk. Labels, bird feeders, propagators, chalk boards, clocks and seed cells – useful gifts for gardeners here!

News – Old Tool Recycling

 

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Old and unwanted tools are refurbished and given to worthy causes.
Bring tools to us – no electric tools, saws or secateurs please – and we will get them off to a local school where they will be refurbished for schools and communities to use! We are currently looking for suitable recipients for these refurbished tools so if you know of a group or school who would benefit do let us know!

NO Yew Clippings for Cancer Drugs

 

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Regrettably we will NOT be collecting yew clippings to turn into cancer drugs this summer [2017].

The company that normally collects them from us tell us that the drug companies already have enough material in storage from previous years.
We would appreciate it if you did not bring in yew hedge clippings this summer as we will only refuse them.