How-to Build Your Own Fairy Garden


Self-isolation and home schooling the kids can be overwhelming, a great way to feel like you’re escaping it all is to get out in your garden or tend to your windowsill garden. Creating a Fairy Garden is an ideal form of distraction, as well as encompassing PSHE mind wellbeing lessons.   What is a Fairy […]

 

How to enjoy gardening in a small space


If you are self-isolating or have been sent home from work in these uncertain times, it may be the perfect time for you to try your hand at gardening.  The beauty of gardening is that it really can be done in any size space. From an individual pot on your windowsill to an area of land, […]

 

Coronavirus Business Statement


Dear All, Last week saw the UK Government upgrade their response to Coronavirus to the ‘delay’ phase.  This stage brings with it new steps that seek to increase the time until the country reaches the viruses peak.  I would like to let you know what we are doing as a company to maintain our service […]

 

No dig gardening – lazy or genius?


If you keep up to date with all things gardening, you may already be familiar with the name Charles Dowding. Charles is well known within the horticultural circuit and has been leading us towards the notion of no dig gardening since 1982. However, for a long time many garden experts have dismissed the notion of […]

 

Our 5 Top Gardening Trends for 2020


Whilst winter is a great time to tidy and plan your garden for the year ahead, we are already itching for spring and the delight it brings us to be back in full swing, tending to our gardens. So, in the meantime, we have rounded up our top trends for the year ahead and it […]

 

UK Sourced Real Christmas Tree’s


How to choose a real Christmas tree At Christmas time, we all fall into one of two camps…real or artificial tree? If you’re a supporter of the traditional real tree you’re in the right place! Buying a real Christmas tree often marks the start of the season and choosing from the types of trees available […]

 

Get Ready for Autumn with Our 7 Garden Care Tips


We can’t believe we’re saying this, but the lead up to the best month of the year has started and we’ve got all the advice on what you should be doing to take care of your garden as the weather takes a turn.   Time to fall back. Whilst many of the sunny and brightly […]

 

Helping to Reduce Single Use Plastics & Reduce Landfill Waste


Over the past 2 months we have really seen a huge reduction in the level of our general waste. We have gone from having 4 x 1100ltr bins per week emptied to an incredible 1 per week; this huge transformation has been instantly noticeable within our company. With a disciplined change in working practices, staff […]

 

Garden Care Tips to Add to Your List This Summer


With summer well and truly upon us, gardens up and down the country are bursting to life with colour and wildlife. Of course, this level of quality isn’t achieved without plenty of hard work and consistency. We thought it would also be worth sharing some of our home gardeners sure-fire garden care tips for the […]

 

6 Trends for the Garden in Summer 2019


At this time of year, the garden centre is full of life and colour, so we’ve put together some of our favourite trends for 2019 to help you add a breath of fresh air and a touch of brightness to your garden at home.   Wild and perennial meadows A wildflower meadow in your garden […]

 

Christmas & New Year Opening Times


Please see below our planned opening hours for the fast approaching Christmas & New Year Celebrations, we will be offering FREE local delivery on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve to ensure that all our customers are fully topped up on Winter Coal and pet food. You can contact one of our ‘Gardeners’ on 01263 […]

 

Christmas Market Success


We hosted our first Christmas Market of the year on Sunday 4th November, proving to be the largest and best event to date. A combination of great weather, a varied range of local stalls and great team work led to this being a truly great day. I personally really enjoy the range of stalls offering […]

 

Winter Flowering Pansies & Violas


Our plants of the month have to be Winter flowering Pansies & Violas, with their beautiful delicate painted faces, these plants add a well needed splash of colour to pots, baskets and boarders.  We did some research on these popular Winter flowers; Our winter gardens changed forever back in 1979. This was the year that […]

 

How to plant your own layered bulb container


With a wide range of Spring flowering bulbs now in stock from family run ‘Taylor’s Bulbs’, we thought that we’d share their fantastic video on how to create your very own layered bulb container. We are proud to stock bulbs from the multi award winning  Taylor’s, and we hope that you have great enjoyment from […]

 

Working to reduce plastics


We are proud to be continually working towards reducing our plastic waste and the unnecessary use of plastics with our Garden Centre & Tea Room. We review our Green Policy regularly and make adjustments to our practices as new options become available.   Clear plastic bags used for our bird seed & pet care treats […]

 

Garden tips for August


August is usually a busy month bringing in the harvest of fruit & vegetables. But hopefully we can all find time to sit, relax and enjoy the summer sunshine reaping the rewards of all the busy spring planting. During this month you’ll need to keep an eye out for any unwanted pests & bugs that […]

 

Planting Christmas Seed Potatoes


We have a selection of seed potatoes in stock, ideal for planting now to produce a healthy crop in time for your Christmas roast dinner. We have put together some helpful planting instructions with some extra help and expert advice from Taylors Bulbs Plant as soon as possible after purchase. If planting in open ground, […]

 

Gardening Jobs for the month of July


We have put together some helpful gardening tips and suggestions to help you in your garden or on the allotment this month. Growing your own fruit and vegetables; Now is the perfect time to plant a second crop of potatoes in either pots or bags so that they can be brought in undercover before the […]

 

July in the Garden Centre


We thought it would be a nice idea to let you all know what’s been happening here in the garden centre, now all the Summer bedding has sold out! Frightening as it sounds we are well underway with planning our Christmas display and organising our November and December Christmas Market events. Scary as it also […]

 

July…


The first market of the season was great, with many old and new faces! We are now looking forward to and organising a food and  drink celebration for the first weekend in August, so watch this space! The Potting Shed is continuing to offer a huge range of beautiful home made cakes. Cakes change daily, […]

 

Summer time- we hope!


Well it’s been a long time coming and we’re not entirely sure Summer has really even arrived yet here in Overstrand. However, we have been busy, well very busy over the past few months with Bank Holidays and our first Market of the year! It was wonderful to see so many of you again, supporting […]

 

Is that Spring around the corner…?


So February is upon us! Which means longer evenings (well eventually), warmer weather (optimistic I know) and well no more January blues!! For those that have braved, what has been a very cold spell, you will have seen some of the big changes that have taken place in the garden centre and the Potting Shed […]

 

Big changes


Well we’ve started 2018 as we mean to go on! We have managed to give the shop a complete makeover in under 2 weeks! What once was our pet shop is now our awesome gift, food and drink shop; and what was once home to our solar lights is now are pet shop!! Not to […]

 

Happy New Year 2018!


With festivities out of the way and a New Year upon us there’s a lot to be excited about! Ok, Ok I know it’s hard to see through the lashings of rain and freezing temperatures, but honestly Spring is just around the corner we promise! That’s why we are still beavering away in our glass […]