The Secret Garden Blog

What’s in store and gardening news

Fruit planting season is here!

A fresh supply of English grown fruit tree and soft fruit bushes have arrived and now is the perfect time for planting. Whether you have a large garden or just a balcony, there is something for you to grow! We have a wide selection of Apple, Pears, Cherries, Plums,...

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Special Offer On Lawn Seed

The hot dry summer has had a lasting effect on most lawns, with many looking tired out and patchy. Now is a great time to apply some new lawn seed to bare patches! We have a selection of lawn seed in stock by Green Velvet. Each box covers 15m2. Buy any 2 boxes for...

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Prepare for Spring now !

Spring flowering bulbs and bare root Wallflowers are now in stock! Got a large border to plant but not much of a budget? Not a problem. Planting spring flowering bulbs and wallflowers is possibly the most affordable way to fill a border. Not only will it look pretty...

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Houseplants for September

We are fuller than ever with houseplants. Not only have they pretty much over taken the shop but they have also crept into our covered area. With their popularity growing ever stronger, more and more unusual varieties are becoming available. Plants to look out for...

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Some late summer colour

After a very hot last few weeks, the rain has finally arrived. Although the weather was fabulous, the garden did suffer. Many plants flowered and went over a lot faster than usual. Now is a good time to inject the garden with some late summer colour. Here are a few...

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SPECIAL OFFER

Heuchera are one of the most versatile perennials we stock. They can be grown in the sun, shade, in the border, in pots or even in window boxes. There are many different varieties each with fantastic coloured leaves and pretty flowers. They are low maintenance and...

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Top 10 – Drought tolerant perennials

Still want to add some interest to your garden or pots but are worried about the lack of water? Try these plants out! Although these plants are drought tolerant, you will still need to water them! They are living things after all and are not plastic. 1 - Agapanthus...

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Going POTTY!

We have gone rather potty over pots in the garden centre this months. We have a great selection of outdoor pot, indoor pots, plastic,ceramic, terracotta and fibre clay. [gallery...

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Cacti and Succulents for July

Cacti and Succulents have to be the ideal plant for this heat wave we are having. They thrive with sunshine, lack of water and are effortlessly beautiful. They can even be kept on a sunny patio in the summer months. Cacti and Succulent care: Cacti and Succulents want...

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Top tips for watering in this hot weather

Ensuring plants are well watered in this hot weather is very important for good health. Although we are not on a hose pipe ban right now, it is likely to happen at some point soon so it is important to make sure that they are as strong and healthy now to cope with...

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