The majority of our growing medium is supplied by one company. We use this company for one main reason, quality. We have found over the years that Levington, which is now part of the Scotts Miracle Gro group, has provided consistent levels of quality and affordability. Their professional grades of composts are used in our nursery for all growing.
The fact that we use Levington to grow our plants should give you extra assurance on it suitability and quality. The quantity of professional compost coupled with the large amount of retail compost that we order gives us excellent buying power, meaning that we can secure the best possible price deals available. It even means that we are able to sell some of their comercial grade composts direct to you. For example, we stock a premium grade hanging basket - container compost which is our specific formula, containing a long lasting feed.
However we are aware that some people do not like the Levington / Miracle-Gro brand, which is fine. There are other brands here that can satisfy most budgets or preferences. In our opinion one of the best ‘old fashioned’ style composts is made by Humax, we have their multi-purpose & John Innes products. At the budget end of the spectrum you can find Camelot, a brand from Michael Kings horticulture which really offers affordable quality. We stock several items from their range including composted horse manure & organic compost.
Whilst we are on the subject of organic compost, lets us mention a ‘peat free’ brand that makes compost using wild bracken, wild pony dung & sheeps wool. Recently added to our repertoire of composts, Dalefoots produce quality products for the growing trend in natural horticulture. We stock four of their products.
In this area you will also find pelleted feeds such as chicken manure or the excellent new addition, Fast Grow fertiliser which uses chicken manure plus organic seaweed in its production.
In addition to composts we also stock a range of sands, gravels and grits for horticultural use. The largest grade we provide is a pea gravel which is 5mm nominal size.
We do not stock ornamental stones, cobbles or slates and prefer to leave these for other retailers who provide hard landscaping products. We also do not sell bulk bags of compost for the same reason.
Garden retail like it used to be.
Here at Clockhouse Nursery we pride ourselves in providing reasonably priced plants & the products you need to grow them effectively.
That is all.
So, no need to wade through the tide of unnecessary paraphernalia that you will find in most modern garden centres.
No need to worry about parking either as we have over 150 spaces available.
Not many Garden Centres can boast over ninety years of history, and yes, we have seen many changes over that period. Indeed change will continue as we strive always to supply the best in plants and facilities. One thing, however, will never change:
The core philosophy first introduced by Archibald John Mills way back in 1928 remains - the philosophy that built the company’s reputation, sustains it now, and will guide it in the future:
The best way to keep gardeners happy is to offer them plants of the highest quality, sold at reasonable prices.Read more