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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April Garden Notes
After an extremely cold early spring, what a relief it is to have warmer temperatures. It’s unlikely that the cold snap in early March will have caused too much damage to plants. Most losses occur with persistent “permafrost” over a number of weeks, rather than the week of sub-zero bitter chill we experienced in this area. It can also be late frosts in April which could scorch new growth, so take care to protect tender plants with fleece when there is a cold weather warning in the next few weeks.
Most plants will put on a growth spurt in the next couple of months. So from perennials to shrubs, seeds to pot-grown trees, start growing now for maximum benefit this year. Small plants will usually establish more reliably and easily than larger specimens – so be patient and save money as well.
Lawns have not escaped a battering this winter. The good news is that now is the best time for treatment. Moss appears to be more prevalent than ever, especially in areas of poor drainage, weak grass and compacted soil. Aerate or spike the lawn and rake out accumulated thatch to encourage stronger grass growth. This will be easier if a moss-killer has been used beforehand, but is not essential. Alternatively, there is a new product available which is a natural moss remover and lawn feeder. Friendly bacteria digests moss and converts it into an organic lawn feed. It is safe for children and pets, doesn’t blacken moss and will not need raking out. Perfect !