Buckland Nurseries

Buckland Nurseries was established as a family run garden centre business over 150 years ago.  David and Linda Hogg

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

We have had many enquiries this autumn about various diseases and pest damage on fruit trees and bushes.  Don’t panic!  Whatever your view on the banning of various useful sprayable chemicals over the past decade, leaf-drop and winter will be a great healer.  Good husbandry is important, so do not compost down damaged foliage when you sweep it up; it’s best to dispose of it with normal rubbish to prevent spreading disease.  Tie grease-bands around fruit trees now, and keep in place until April.  This will inhibit winter moth caterpillars from finding a potentially damaging home.

Tar oil winter wash is no more, but there are good alternatives as a winter tree wash.  They mostly contain a mixture of surfactants and natural oils to remove debris which can harbour unwanted eggs and pests.  Application is best carried out in early spring, but an additional spray on a calm day in late autumn will also help.

For peaches and nectarines, peach leaf curl can be a major problem.  Overwinter under polythene supported by a frame, as the spores need water to infect a tree.

Elsewhere in your garden:

-Bring in or protect tender specimens which have enjoyed the sunny and hot weather during the summer.

-It’s too late now to sensibly spray weeds, so dig out any you find in borders or lawns.

-Compost rots down more slowly in winter, so clear bins out now to clear space and provide a welcome mulch for depleted soils.  Leave a layer in the base to ensure there are plenty of beneficial worms left to restart the process.

David Hogg
Buckland Nurseries