• Gardening

    Gardening

Pots & Containers

Most plants will grow quite happily in containers and you can make just as fabulous a display using plants in containers as you can in the garden - great news if you're short on outdoor space. In our garden centres you'll find a container for every plant: just match your plants to the pot that suits it best for instant success.

Pots come in a huge range of styles and materials from ceramic to terracotta, stainless steel and stone. Let your imagination run riot creating mixed displays of perennials and shrubs in larger pots for instant impact.

Troughs and grow spaces work brilliantly for growing vegetables on the patio. Place troughs against a wall to grow climbing beans, or divide a grow space as small as 1m x 1m into squares for planting a surprisingly wide variety of fruit and veg.

Hanging baskets brighten up the dingiest of entrance ways with brilliant scarlet pelargoniums or, for something different, tumbling tomatoes or chillies. In our garden centre you'll find not only the baskets but also liners and water-retaining gel to mix into the compost to hold on to moisture for longer.

General Gardening

Gardening essentials competitively priced, with brands such as Hozelock, Wolf Garten, Spear & Jackson, etc.

Bulbs & Seeds: Grow your own! Our seasonal bulbs and seeds range from Dahlias, daffodils, ranunculus, etc.

Compost and fertiliser: Feed the soil and plants.

The soil beneath your feet is your most precious resource in the garden; look after it, and your plants thrive. There's a huge range of bagged composts, soil improvers and fertilisers in our garden centre in Iver and Bourne End to keep container plants happy and your soil in tip-top health.

Multipurpose compost is perfect for container-grown bedding, cuttings and potting on. In our garden centre you'll find environmentally-friendly peat-free and peat-reduced composts, and composts with added fertiliser and water-retaining gels - great for thirsty hanging baskets.

Specialist composts are tailor-made for the needs of plants from citrus to roses. You'll also find soil-based composts in our garden centre for permanent container planting, ericaceous composts for lime-hating plants and fine-grade seed composts for sowing.

Soil improvers like farmyard manure and composted bark beef up poorer soils to keep plants growing strongly. Mix with your soil when planting and use to mulch the surface to suppress weeds and hold in moisture.

Fertilisers include liquid feeds such as liquid seaweed and tomato feed to encourage flowering and fruiting. Add slow-release fertilisers such as bonemeal to planting holes and mix granular feeds into potting composts for feed-and-go convenience.

Please ask the staff in our Iver and Bourne End garden centre for more information and advice about composts and fertilisers.