In The Shop

Houseplants, conservatory
& tender plants

Decorative chilli plant

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.

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Tools

Darlac loppers & shears

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.

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Seeds & Bulbs

Loose tulip 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.

Wildflower seeds are available in many sizes and mixes, including Seedball tins which are fabulous as gifts. Seed potatoes arrive in Jan/Feb and include the Sarpo blight-resistant range.

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Indoor pots

Kew pots

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
& stationery

Wrapping paper

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.

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Skincare & pampering

Everything to help you relax and repair damage done by the elements ... from 99p gorgeous emery boards to serious skin nourishment.

Our favourite skincare brand is the Farmers' range from local company Welsh Lavender. Their creams and scrubs are of exceptional quality and work equally well on male and female farmers. Everyone else too.

Bestselling English Soap Company soaps come in delicious fragrances, and are perfect both to indulge yourself and your family, or for a perfect little stand-alone gift, a Christmas stocking-filler, or to pop into your guest bathroom or holiday cottage.

Seasonal decorating


Christmas

At Christmas we're a winter wonderland. Scented pine cones fill the shop with a wonderful spicy-citrus aroma, and you'll find a huge range of decorations for your tree, plus wreaths, garlands, lights and tree stands, faux foliage and lit trees, pot-grown Christmas trees, candles, tree toppers, reindeer, jingle bells and all things sparkly.

We also stock Christmas cards in singles and charity packs, beautiful wrap, gift tags, coloured twine and raffia, wreath making and floristry supplies, single candles, ribbon by the metre or full reel, and of course gifts for everyone.

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Hanging hearts

Weddings

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!

Plant feeding & propagating

Natural fertiliser alpaca poo

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.

Clothing & bags

Shruti scarves


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.

Soft furnishings & table linens

Freya the cat relaxing on a soft throw

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.

Lighting, lanterns & candles

Votive holders

Lit trees and garlands, solar light strings in different lengths, solar post lights, solar hanging lights, lanterns, votive holders & garden candles to illuminate outdoor entertaining.

Plus: fragrant lantern jars, altar candles, basic tapered candles and tealights, a range of insect repelling citronella candles,  boxed gift candles, and candles for winter & Christmas.

Our candles come from the following lovely candle makers:
BaileysHarpers Candles and Price's candles, plus English Soap Company 's pure soy candles - in scents to match the soaps.

Craft, floristry & wreath making

Coloured raffia

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.

Wildlife gardening

The Plant Centre stocks a great range of bird tables, bird feeders, bird and hedgehog food, bird boxes and hedgehog homes.

We advise customers to include as many winter-flowering shrubs and plants in the garden as possible, to extend the season for bees to gather nectar, and to keep other insects about for birds to feed on.

Staff are always happy to discuss ideas for making your garden more attractive to wildlife, and we stock a good range of wildflower meadow seed.

Conservatory & indoor furniture

Tractor seats

Tractor seats (left - also available in blue, silver-grey and black) are a favourite here - they're height-adjustable and ideal for a breakfast bar. Surprisingly comfortable!

We also stock stylish faux-rattan conservatory loungers (£199 gets you two gorgeous chairs and a small glass-topped table) potting benches, étagères /plant stands and several other small but very useful items of furniture. Plus mirrors for indoors and many more that can be used indoors or out. 

Furniture, parasols and bases

Red parasol

Bistro sets, folding benches, outdoor table & chair sets, metal/wooden benches, faux-rattan conservatory loungers ... come and see our range this Spring! 

Plus: great deals on our traditional wooden-stemmed parasols and granite bases in three sizes

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