All above information from http://www.gardenersworld.com/what-to-do-now/ & are in no way based on our current stock.
Good morning folks. As we enter our 3rd full week since re-opening, we thought that we would let you know how things have been going.
Generally speaking things have been going very well indeed & we have received numerous plaudits regarding our social distancing set up. Average wait times continue to hover around the 30 minute mark. A little longer first thing in the morning. We are pretty pleased with this.
Going cashless was never going to be popular with everybody but since doing so on Friday, the time savings during service & at the end of the day, have been significant. It has also served to ease our security concerns. Thank you for your understanding on this matter even if it did not particularly please you.
Regarding stock. We are still OK #plant wise. Some varieties are selling out, #vegetable selection is low, but on the whole, levels are very good.
It is not the best time of year for #roses at & we have almost sold out. We are trying to get some more but we suspect that there will not be a good selection again until late summer.
Now… compost. There is a national issue with manufacture & distribution of compost. This started to cause us problems last week. All we can do is promise that we will TRY to keep a selection, but it is likely to be very basic. We have been told that there is unlikely to be any John Innes numbers 1,2&3 for at least the next two months due to a lack of loam. It is possible, despite best efforts, that there will be a few days in the coming weeks, with no multi-purpose available.
On to the subject of weather. It has been glorious. A real God send for everyone… but a nightmare for #watering. We are getting a few enquiries regarding unhealthy looking plants, a week after purchase. In 90% of cases at the moment, the problem will be LACK OF WATER. Freshly planted plants do not have a root system that has spread into the surrounding soil. They are, therefore, 100% reliant on you for water. Please do not underestimate how important watering adequately is.
Bit of a long one today but we are now finished.
Keep safe everyone…
Happy Gardening to you all.
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.
From 9am Friday 29th May 2020, we will be a CASHLESS establishment. This will be safer & cleaner for our staff. This measure will remain in place for the near future.
In the Spring and Summer we’re open 9am - 5pm (Entry Queue closes at 4:30pm), 7 Days a week, including Bank Holidays!
From Friday 29th May 2020, we will be CASHLESS. Accepted payment metohds: credit / debit cards (contctless or otherwise), Gift vouchers & voucher cards, Apple or Android Pay. https://youtu.be/QWnP9sn6qvk
Here is a calender showing roughly what times of year different plants are available.
Our Autumn and Winter times are 9am - 4pm, 7 days a week.
(Nov 1st 2018 - Jan 31st 2019)
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