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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October Garden Notes
As we all enjoy the glorious colours of autumn before and during leaf-fall, there are some gardening tasks that are best performed now.
– Plants and shrubs that you have discovered are in the wrong place or have simply outgrown their spot can be moved between now and early spring. The advantage of autumn is that they will be well-established before the growth spurt of March-May. You can be sure that if the weather is cold and wet then it’s ideal weather for transplanting.
– Try to clear compost bins and heaps of well-rotted matter and use the mulch to cover hungry beds and borders. You will need the space for the leaves which will quickly fill them again. If the quantity of leaves is overwhelming, speed up the rotting process by filling garden sacks with wet leaves; prick a few holes in the sack, tie up and forget for a year or two until you have a fine compost to use.
– In the vegetable garden, remove all annuals that have finished producing. Try sowing “green manure” which will help to replenish the soil when dug back in.
– If you have planting projects planned for the autumn, act now ! Prepare the ground well, remove large stones and weeds, and fork in manure. For any hedges which need infilling, plant small saplings where gaps occur and they will soon blend in with the existing hedge.
– Wallflowers should also be planted now. Bare-rooted plants will swiftly bush up to provide a reliable show of colour in early spring.