Haddenham Garden Centre, between Thame and Aylesbury

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  • Santa’s Grotto!

    The grotto will be open every weekend up to and including Sunday 18th December from 11am – 4pm

    Posted at November 22, 2016 | Categories : News
  • Christmas has arrived at Haddenham Garden Centre!

    We have started to set up our Christmas displays,  lots of lovely products out already!

     

     

    Posted at September 29, 2016 | Categories : News
  • Job Vacancies

    We currently have a number of job vacancies, please see our Job Vacancies Page for details

    • eCommerce Assistant
    • Warehouse Operative
    • Outdoor Living & Landscaping Department Head
    • Kitchen Manager

    Posted at September 10, 2016 | Categories : News
  • September jobs in the garden

    • Sow sweet peas in a cold frame or greenhouse for early summer blooms next year.
    • Divide cottage garden perennials such as Crocosmia, this will improve flowering the following year.
    • Pick autumn fruiting raspberries.
    • Continue to deadhead plants such as delphiniums, roses & penstemons to prolong display & give colour well into the month.
    • Don’t overlook hanging basket maintenance – a little deadheading, watering, & feeding can keep them going until mid-autumn. Once they are past their best, re-plant as winter/spring hanging baskets with spring-flowering bulbs, winter heathers, trailing ivies, pansies & viola’s.
    • Start planting spring flowering bulbs.
    • Bring inside tender perennials, such as fuchsias, gazanias, lantanas & abutilons before frosts cause damage.
    • It’s a very good time to plant trees & shrubs, they will have time to establish before winter giving them the chance to get off to a flying start next spring.
    • Evergreen hedges can have their final trim before winter.
    • Climbing roses can be pruned once they have finished flowering.
    • Mow your lawn less frequently during autumn.
    • Harden your lawn up for the winter by applying an autumn lawn feed  (Evergreen autumn lawn care).  Do this after scarifying & aerating but before applying a top dressing.
    • This is the last month to apply a lawn weedkiller.
    • Cover your ponds with netting to stop leaves falling into your pond.
    • Remove dead leaves from waterlilies as the foliage dies back.  Now is also a good time to divide waterlilies.
    • Take advantage of any dry weather to paint fences, sheds & other wooden structures – we recommend Ronseal products.
    • Clean up patios & hard surfaces to get rid of moss & algae.  Doing this now will prevent them becoming slippery during the winter – we recommend Patio magic.
    • Remove any greenhouse shading as temperatures start to fall.
    • Get your compost bins ready for autumn, when fallen leaves will quickly fill them – we recommend Garotta as a compost maker.
    • Install a water butt to collect rain water from your down-pipe. Rainwater is very beneficial for watering acid loving plants like camellias & rhododendrons.
    • Start to reduce your watering of houseplants as light levels drop.
    • Plant prepared hyacinths before the end of the month to get flowers for Christmas.
    • When bringing plants indoors, check carefully for any pests & disease they may have picked up outside, in particular red spider mite, mealybug & scale insect. Inspect rootballs & compost for vine weevil larvae. Please ask a member of staff for advice if you find any of the above on how best to treat affected area.

     

    Posted at September 5, 2016 | Categories : News
  • Jobs in the Garden for July

    • Cut back hardy geraniums & delphiniums after flowering to encourage a second flowering period and feed with Vitax Q4 after cutting.
    • Dead head bedding & perennial flower borders to prolong flowering.
    • Mulch borders to help retain moisture & keep weeds down, we recommend Mulch & Mix.
    • Liquid feed all containerised plants, keep them well watered throughout dry spells, we recommend Q4 soluble.
    • Keep an eye out for aphids, vine weevils & lily beetles (scarlet in colour) & all pests, we recommend ultimate bug killer.
    • Mildew & blackspot on roses should be treated with Roseclear.
    • Keep newly planted trees & shrubs well watered.
    • Keep an eye out for Clematis wilt. Clematis wilt is a fungal disease that causes the leaves to wilt & have black blotches on them. The only treatment is to cut it out.
    • Continue to mow your lawns except in drought conditions, during hot weather set the mower blades to a slightly higher level than normal. This will prevent the lawn from drying out.
    • Use a liquid feed on your lawn, we recommend using miracle grow lawn feed.
    • If you have a pond this is a great time to clear it of all the debris that may be lurking in the depths. This will improve water quality.
    • Take advantage of the dry weather (if we get any) to catch up on painting & preserving jobs – sheds, fences & garden furniture are all regularly in need of a new coat. We stock a large range of Ronseal products.

     

    Posted at July 4, 2016 | Categories : News
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