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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June Garden Notes

With the final risk of late frosts now gone, you can now plant with confidence without an ear for a warning weather forecast.  In spite of the erratic spring we endured this year, most plants have produced a good early flurry of growth.  We have found some evergreens, such as pittosporum, have suffered. The damage done to the roots by the freezing March temperatures is often not visible until the foliage browns off a couple of months later.  Perennials suffer far less in cold conditions – it is often soggy soil which rots them.  Many gardeners have problems with keeping delphiniums, verbena and even the tougher agapanthus during wet winters.

Rhododendrons and azaleas have produced a spectacular display this year – they preferred the wet spring! Take care if you keep them in pots, as they prefer a shady position. Acers also need shade; the leaves will often scorch in full sun, especially if unprotected on a south-facing heat-generating patio.

In the vegetable patch, crops will be growing well. Keep up a regime of feeding, watering, pest control – and harvesting. Top up with extra plants as gaps appear. Many gardeners grow courgettes on composter areas with great success. They are so easy and grow like triffids.

Lawns are lush at present. Mower settings should be moved higher as summer approaches, to help prevent scorching and scalping grass. Use a spot weeder for individual weeds. Reseed any bare patches – or lay turf for an instant effect in larger areas.  Apart from newly repaired areas, avoid hosing as this will tend to make the lawn more reliant on constant care. There are plenty of other plants that are more deserving of your time for watering!

David Hogg
Buckland Nurseries