& tender plants
Add colour to your life all year round with our ever-changing selection of tender plants. There’s always something new: for a gift, for your kitchen windowsill, a table centrepiece, a planter or hanging basket, to bring a tropical feel to your conservatory, spark a child’s interest in plants or even grow your own lemons.
Having the right tool for the job can make the difference between a tiring struggle and an absolute pleasure. For joint or back pain sufferers it’s even more important.
We are passionate about bringing you a wonderful choice of tools, many of them award winning. Practicality, innovation, and fitness for YOUR purpose are paramount.
Seeds & Bulbs
Our main seed supplier is Kings Seeds for top-quality vegetable and flower seeds, organic veg seeds, Suffolk herbs and green manures. Their range of fragrant sweet peas is particularly sought-after.
Nothing complements a houseplant, or makes a plant gift better than the perfect cache-pot. Choose from stylish, modern, inexpensive plastic, galvanised zinc, aged terracotta, slate effect or painted metal, or treat yourself to beautiful ‘Kew’ pots in lovely colours. Also: orchid pots in the basic plastic or the Kew with holes allowing air flow to roots.
Cards, gift wrap, books
We LOVE cards. Notelets, tags, gift wrap, notebooks too but especially cards. Recurring themes are plants/gardens, woods, wildlife, birds, cats and dogs ... but we also love hearing laughter from the card corner so you will find some humour too.
Occasions: Special birthdays up to 100, new baby, christening, wedding, anniversary, new home, thank you, sympathy, good luck, congratulations, get well/feel better soon.
The books reflect our interests so you’ll find some on trees, orchards, wildflowers and foraging, some inspirational garden design books, how-to guides such, rose or veg growing, bird spotting, wildlife/natural gardening, plus books for children and some quirky little books, often humorous.
At Christmas the shop is a winter wonderland. If you appreciate a huge choice of styles, something different and great prices, come and see us - we do Nordic, Rustic/Woodland, colourful, monochrome, Victorian/Traditional, Cute/Quirky, Glamourous / Luxurious/Country House. Everything for your tree – stands, star or fairy topper, hanging decorations, lights and lots more.
Decorating for Easter is a good way to inject new freshness and Spring colour into your home. Find hanging decorations, bunting, pastel baskets, eggs, egg decorating kits, poultry themed jugs, paper napkins, bristle animals, chicks, tin wobbly owls, Easter wreaths, hens, cockerels and of course plenty of Bunnies at the Plant Centre.
Natural confetti, hanging hearts/horseshoes, Mr & Mrs garlands, bunting, wedding arrow signs, love themed gifts, ‘bride essentials’ tin, photo albums, Wifey/Hubby mugs, seeds for wedding favours, roses (silk or real Rosa ‘Wedding Day’), vases, orchids or white hydrangeas etc for table centrepieces, Exochorda ‘The Bride’ (a lovely shrub) ... cards ... gift wrap ... larger gifts ... happy days!
The Plant Centre has a good range of plant feeds including Rootgrow, organic rose food, tomato feed and the ever-popular drip feeders for orchids, citrus, houseplants etc.
Local alpaca manure, which we use in our plant area, is a wonderful slow-release all round fertiliser – a little goes a long way. In a coffee-bean style bag it makes a great gift too.
Electric propagators ( Fab 4 and windowsill Super 7), grow houses, trays, scoops, perlite, vermiculite, seeds, seed compost, greenhouse thermometers, fibre pots, plastic growpots, canes and sticks, plant labels, markers and pens, ties, cane toppers and other sundries are all stocked so you can get growing.
Natural pest control
We have selected a comprehensive anti-pest armoury - effective yet kind to wildlife, pets, children and soil.
It includes Slug Gone (wool pellets which form a natural barrier), copper slug/snail tape, organic Sluggo (kills them but doesn’t damage the soil) - part of the highly effective Neudorff range - and a selection of ‘Defenders’ natural products for repelling rabbits, deer, cats, dogs, squirrels, moles, birds and mice.
Gardening gloves & kneelers
Whether you plan to handle seedlings in Spring, or tackle a bramble patch in Autumn, we have the gloves you need. A good range from Briers is supplemented by the RHS-endorsed Gold-Leaf gloves and gauntlets from local tannery Bradleys. You will also find multipacks at great prices, Burgon & Ball kneelos, kneepads and more.
Bags & scarves
From fold-up-small to almost-hold-all, via shoppers, satchels, gardening bags, wash-bags, coin purses and makeup bags, priced from £2.99 our selection is a great place to look for gifts for you, your friends & family. Brands include Shruti, Sass &Belle, Re-Uz, Parlane, Roger La Borde and Fallen Fruits.
Cushions for your living room, conservatory, garden room or summerhouse, water resistant cushions for outdoors, or fun cushions for a child’s or teenager’s room : we have them all. Plus cotton rugs and beautiful soft throws.
Co-ordinating outdoor dining cushions, tablecloths, place mats, napkins, oven gloves, tea towels and scatter cushions keep you nicely matched up.
Find Christmas tree lights (specialism: Warm White!), lit trees and garlands, solar light strings in different lengths, solar post lights and more, such as lanterns, votive holders & garden candles to illuminate outdoor entertaining .
Plus: vintage light bulbs and accessories, fragrant lantern jars, altar candles, insect repelling candles, citronella maxi tealights, boxed gift candles, and candles for winter & Christmas.
Jute twines and raffia, in natural/many bright & beautiful colours open up numerous crafty possibilities, including of course gift wrapping and tying up plants. We also stock a range of Oasis floristry supplies, wreath rings, tissue and crêpe paper, ribbon, and rolls of plain brown paper.
Limited by space, we select with care. Tractor seats, potting benches, apple and vegetable stores, plant ladders and stands, étagères, mirrors, oak shelf ladders, boot stores, boot racks etc. are usually in stock but can also be ordered on request from Garden Trading and other sources.
Bistro sets, folding benches, hardwood outdoor table & chair sets, unusual metal/wooden benches and super-comfortable rocking deckchairs.
We are a Glatz parasol stockist: with Swiss technology and UV protection, they’re the ultimate in outdoor design and functionality. Plus: luxurious, traditional wooden-stemmed parasols and granite bases in three sizes.