The Stores

The stores provides contact with, and feedback from, the members. It is a meeting place for like-minded gardeners where problems (mainly gardening) can be discussed, and hopefully answers provided. Between the staff (all volunteers), there is a wealth of gardening experience. The stores can be found here. Opening hours are shown below.

We maintain a list of perennials (opens in a new page), any of which might be in stock.

We stock fertilisers including Sulphate of Ammonia, Sulphate of Potash, Superphosphate, Growmore, Hoof & Horn, Bone Meal, pelleted Chicken Manure, Spring & Summer lawn feed, Autumn lawn feed, lawn feed & weed, garden lime and Osmocote slow release feed and more.

We stock various sizes of Phostrogen and Miracle feeds. We also have Maxicrop and tomato liquid feeds.

Potting composts include soil-less composts and the usual soil-based John Innes (2 & 3), plus Jones' Multipurpose and soil-less composts. We also stock grow bags and decorative bark.

Plant protection materials include fleece, bubble polythene, weed mat, greenhouse shading, and capillary matting.

Also in stock are a range of pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, and weedkillers.

There is a wide range of pots, hanging baskets and containers, plant stakes, and garden tools.

We sell a wide range of plants, vegetables, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, roses, seasonal bedding plants, etc.


Shrubs

Shrubs are a mainstay of any garden, little maintenance is required and form a background to annual and cottage flowering plants, and will always look healthy and green if chosen well for their position.

Some shrubs are already in stock at the store, but as part of the service to members the range is increasing all the time, so call into the store or keep an eye on this web site for more information on the range.

When planting shrubs and trees, a dusting of bonemeal or superphosphate will help root development, and the warm moist soil makes autumn the ideal time to do it.


Perennials

The emergence of perennials from winter dormancy into spring growth is part of the magic of the season.

The perennials in your garden can easily be overlooked when many of them are sleeping during winter, as some perennials have foliage that dies back, but the rootstock is permanent. Like annuals, perennials can provide a colourful display, with the advantage that they don't need to be replanted each year. Perennials can be planted among shrubs or used as a backdrop to annuals. The classic perennial bed is wide enough to display a range of plants, and long enough for repetition plantings to create a lovely flow. Perennials vary widely in size, shape and colours, and there are plants to suit every climate, aspect and soil.

We also have pansies, violas and primulas for winter and early spring colour for borders and pots.


Bulbs

In the shop, we have a good selection of quality bulbs. Indoor and outdoor hyacinths are available, both loose and in pots. Tulips can go in right up to the end of the year and still put on a good show next spring. As a rule of thumb, bulbs should be planted at a depth of three times their height. On heavy soils, a little sharp sand below the bulb will provide drainage.


Please remember that seed potatoes sell out early and it is advisable to come to the store in the early days of February to make sure you get the varieties you like.

If you have any special requests for particular plants or varieties, please ask at the store - if we can supply it, we'll be happy to do so.


Stores News

Updated 30th April 2021 @ 6:29am

NOW IN STORE

GERANIUS, BASKET PLANTS AND BEDDING ALSO GOOD RANGE OF PERENNIALS

Grow Bags £2.40, Compost £5.20 John Innes no.2 & no.3 £4.50,

Ericaceous £3.90 Bark £4.75, Grit £4, and Horse Manure £3.80.
We also have a new range of pots which we are selling at up to 15% off RRP.

Large £20 medium £15 smaller ones £8 and £5.

A full set (1 of each size) is £45 and you can mix and match colours.

Seeds

Our new stock of seeds is now in store which we are able to sell at up to 25% off the RRP.

We are also selling loose seed by the cup. The varieties we have are:
Runner Bean ‘Achievement’ - £1.50/cup.
Runner Bean ‘Enorma’ - £1.50/cup.
Dwarf Bean ‘The `Prince’ - £1.30/cup.
Pea ‘Early Onward’ - 60p/cup.

Rattan Hanging Baskets

We are now taking orders in store for the Ratten hanging baskets. Each basket contains approximately 15 plants and are of very high quality. The 14” baskets will be around £18 each and a 16” is available at around £24 each (based on last years prices). This year we will also be taking orders online, to do so please click here.

Our Seed Range

Flower Seeds   Echinops Globe Thistle  £1.80  
Achillea Summer Berries  £2.10   Flax (Linum) Charmer Mix  £2.10 NEW  
Antirrhhinum Antiquity F1 £1.80   Foxglove Alba  £1.80  
Antirrhinum Tom Thumb Mixed £1.60   Foxglove Excelsior Mixed  £1.60  
Aubrieta Large Flowered Mixed £1.80   Godetia Azalea Flowered Mix  £1.60  
Black Eyed Susan  Susie Mix  £2.30   Gourd Ornamental Mixed  £1.80  
Calendula Bull’s Eye £1.60   Gypsophila Monarch White  £1.10  
Calendula Playtime Mix  £1.80   Hollyhock Giant Single Mix  £1.80  
Californian Poppy Single  £1.40   Larkspur Giant Imperial Mixed £1.80  
Candytuft  Purple Rain  £1.10  NEW   Marigold (African) Crackerjack Mixed £1.60   
Canterbury Bells Cup & Saucer Mixed £1.40   Marigold (French) Boy-O-Boy Mixed £1.80  
Chinese Lanterns Physalis alkekengi £1.80   Marigold (French) Dwarf Double Mixed £1.60  
Clary Blue Monday £1.40 NEW   Marigold (French) Honeycomb  £1.80  
Coleus Flame Dancers  £1.60   Marigold (French) Naughty Marietta £1.60  
Cosmos Brightness Mixed £1.80   Marigold (French) Orange Boy £1.80  
Cosmos Double Click Cranberries  £1.90   Marigold (French) Yellow Jacket £1.80  
Cosmos Psyche White  £1.80   Mesembryanthemum Livingstone Daisy Mixed £1.40  
Cosmos Seashells Mixed £1.80   Morning Glory Grandpa Otts  £1.90  
Cosmos Sensation Mixed  £ 1.60   Morning Glory Heavenly Blue  £1.80  
Cosmos Sweet Kisses  £1.80   Nasturtium (Trailing) African Queen  £1.80  
Daisy Goliath Mixed  £1.80   Nasturtium Bloody Mary £1.80 NEW  
Delphinium  High Society F1 £2.70   Nasturtium Baby Orange £1.80 NEW  
Delphinium Pacific Giants Mixed £1.80   Nasturtium Jewel Cherry Rose  £1.80  
Dianthus Hollandia Mix  £1.60  NEW   Nasturtium Paso Doble  £1.80  
Echinacea Large Flowered  £2.10   Nasturtium  Tip Top Velvet  £1.90  
Echinacea Mellow Yellows £2.15 NEW   Nicotiana Sensation Mixed  £1.60  

 

Nicotiana Starlight Dancer  £1.80  NEW   Sweet Pea Juliet  £1.90  
Nigella Black Caraway £1.40 NEW   Sweet Pea Mayflower 400  £1.80  NEW  
Nigella Love in a Mist - Miss Jekyll £1.60   Sweet Pea Mumsie  £1.80  
Night Phlox Midnight Candy  £2.10   Sweet Pea Nightingale £1.80  
Petunia Frost Mixed F1  £2.70   Sweet Pea Our Harry £1.80  
Petunia Mr F’s Multiflora Mixed £2.35   Sweet Pea Sir Jimmy Shand  £1.80  NEW  
Phlox Brilliancy £1.60   Sweet Pea Tall Mixed  £1.60  
Poached Egg Plant  £1.80   Sweet Pea Terry Wogan  £1.80  
Poppy Paeony Flowered Mixed £1.60   Sweet William Single Mix £1.40  
Poppy Dawn Chorus  £1.80   Tagetes Golden Gem  £1.60  
Poppy Ladybird  £1.80   Wallflower Dwarf Bedding Mixed £1.40  
Rudbeckia Aries £1.80   Zinnia Choice Mix £1.80  NEW  
Rudbeckia Marmalade £1.80   Zinnia peaches and Cream Mixed £1.90 NEW  
Rudbeckia Rustic Dwarf £1.80      
Salvia Blue & White mix  £1.90   FLOWER SEED MIXES  
Scabious Tall Double Mix  £1.80   RHS Flowers for Containers  Collection £3.75  
Schizanthus Angel Wings  £1.80   RHS Flowers for Drought Resistance Collection £3.75  
Stock Ten Week Mixed  £1.40   RHS Flowers for Fragrance Collection £3.75  
Sunflower Alchemy  £1.90   RHS Flowers for Pollinators Collection £3.75  
Sunflower Kong F1 £2.10   RHS Flowers for Cutting Collection £3.75  
Sunflower Little Dorrit £2.10   Cornfield Mixed £2.70  
Sunflower Titan £1.80   Wildlofe Attracting Garden Varieties Mixed £2.35  
Sweet Pea Alan Titchmarsh  £1.80   Wildlife Mixed £2.70  
Sweet Pea Balcony Mix  £1.80   Woodland Mixed £2.70  
Sweet Pea Beaujolais  £1.80   Yellow Rattle £2.35  
Sweet Pea Erewhon  £1.90      

 

 

Vegetable Seeds   Cabbage Greyhound  £1.10  
Artichoke Green Globe £1.60   Cabbage Offenham 2 (Flower of Spring) £1.40  
Asparagus Pea £1.60   Cabbage Summer Jewel F1  £2.35  
Aubergine Jewel Jet F1 £1.80   Carrot (Baby Chantenay) Cascade F1 £2.30  
Alfalfa Sprouting Seeds & Micro-Greens £1.80   Carrot Autumn King 2  £1.40  
Beetroot Albina Vereduna  £1.60   Carrrot Flyaway F1  £2.70  
Beetroot Boltardy  £1.40   Carrot Gold Nugget F1 £2.35  
Beetroot Crosbys Egyptian  £1.60   Carrot James Scarlett Intermidiate £1.40   
Beetroot Detroit 2  £1.40   RHS Carrot Marion F1 £2.35  
Beetroot Golden Eye  £1.60   Carrot Nantes 5  £1.40  
Beetroot Kornett £1.60   Carrots Norfolk F1 £2.35  
Beetroot Moulin Rouge £1.80   Carrot Paris Market 5 (Atlas) £1.80  
Beetroot Perfect 3 £1.40   Carrot Resistafly Tozres F1 £2.35  
Broccoli (Autumn) Green Calabrese £1.40   Carrot Rothild £1.65  
Broccoli (Sprouting) Early Purple £1.60   Carrot Royal Chantenay 3  £1.60  
Broccoli (Sprouting) Lancer Mix £1.80   Carrot Sugarsnax 54 F1 £2.35  
Broccoli raab ‘60 days’ £1.60   Cauliflower Aalsmeer £1.80  
Brussels Sprout Evesham Sp.  £1.60   Cauliflower All The Year Round  £1.10  
Brussels Sprout Igor F1 £2.10    Cauliflower Romanesco  £1.80  
Brussels Sprout Rubin’s £1.60   Celery Giant Red £1.80  
Brussel Sprout Windsor   £2.70   Celery Green Sleeves  £1.80  
Cabbage (Red) Romanov F1  £1.80   Chard Bright Lights  £2.35  
Cabbage (Savoy) Bloemendaalse Gene £1.80   Chard White Silver 2  £1.40  
Cabbage (Savoy) January King 3 £1.60   Courgette All Green Bush  £1.40  
Cabbage (Savoy) Savoy King F1 £2.70   Courgette Black Beauty £2.35  
Cabbage Golden Acre (Primo II) £1.40   Courgette Coucourzelle £1.60  

 

Courgette Patriot F1 £2.35   Lettuce Lobjoits Green Cos £1.40  
Courgette Soleil F1  £2.35   Lettuce Romaine Ballon  £1.60  
Cress Fine Curled £1.60   Lettuce Salad Bowl £1.60  
Cucumber (Gherkin) Cornichon de Paris £1.60   Lettuce Salad Bowl Red & Green mix  £1.60   
Cucumber Beth Alpha  £1.80   Lettuce Thimble £1.60  
Cucumber Chinese Slangen £1.60   Lettuce Tom Thumb £1.10  
Cucumber Marketmore 76  £1.40   Lettuce Webbs Wonderful  £1.10  
Cucumber Socrates F1 £3.20   Mixed Lettuce Green Leaves £1.80  
Cucumber Telegraph Improved £1.80   Mixed Lettuce Leaves Red £1.80  
Cucumber Telepathy F1  £2.10   Mixed Spicy Salad Leaves £1.80  
Fennel Di Firenze £1.80   Marrow Long Green Bush 2 £1.80  
Kale (Ethiopian) Amara £1.40   Melon Melba £1.60  
Kale Dwarf Green Curled  £1.10   Mustard Oriental Ruby Streaks £1.80  
Kale Nero di Toscana  £1.40   Mustard White £1.10  
Kale Scarlet £1.80   Onion (Spring) Evergreen Bunching  £1.60  
Kohl Ravi Olivia F1 £2.10   Onion (Spring) North Holland Blood Red  £1.80  
Komatsuna Japanese Spina Te-auto F1 £1.60   Onion (Spring) White Lisbon  £1.60  
Leek Autumn Mammoth 2 (Snowstar) £1.80   Onion (Spring) White Lisbon Winter Hardy  £1.60  
Leek Elefant £1.60   Onion Bedfordshire Champion  £1.40  
Leek Lyon 2 (Prizetaker) £1.10   Onion (Silverskin) De Paris £1.40  
RHS Leek Porbella £2.35   Onion Red Baron £1.80  
Lettuce All Year Round  £1.10   RHS Onion Redspark F1 £2.10  
Lettuce Frisee de Beaure  £1.60   Pak Choi Colour & Crunch F1 £1.60  
Lettuce Gourmet Mixed  £1.80   Pal Choi Green Revolution F1 £1.60  
Lettuce Headed Mixed £1.80   Parsnip Countess F1 £1.90  
Lettuce Little Gem  £1.40   Parsnip Gladiator F1  £1.80  

 

Parsnip Student £1.60   Squash (Winter) Honey Bear £2.35  
Parsnip Tender and True £1.40   Swede Best of All £1.60  
Parsnip White Gem  £1.40   Sweet Corn Ambrosia F1 £1.90  
Pepper (Hot) de Cayenne  £1.80   Sweet Corn Bodacious RM F1 £2.10  
Pepper (Hot) Havana Gold £2.10   Sweet Corn Incredible F1 £1.90  
Pepper (Hot) Orange Wonder  £1.90   Sweet Corn Minipop F1 £2.35  
Pepper (Sweet) Romano Mixed  £1.80   Sweet Corn Swift F1  £2.10  
Pepper (Sweet) Topepo rossi F1  £1.80   Tomato Ailsa Craig £1.60  
Pumpkin Atlantic Giant  £2.30   Tomato Alicante  £1.60  
Pumpkin Rouge vif d'Etam  £1.80   Tomato Big Daddy F1 (Beefsteak) £2.70  
Pumpkin Small Sugar   £1.80   Tomato Cherry Falls  £2.70  
Radish (Mooli) Mino Early  £1.60   Tomato Costuoluto Fiorentino  £1.40  
Radish Amethyst  £1.80   Tomato Cuor di bue £1.60  
Radish Celesta £1.80   Tomato Gardener’s Delight  £1.60  
Radish French Breakfast 3 £1.10   RHS Tomato Gold Nugget £2.10  
Radish Scarlet Globe  £1.10   Tomato Maskotka £1.80  
Radish Sparkler 3 £1.80   Tomato Moneymaker  £1.60  
Rocket  £1.40   Tomato Roma  £1.40  
Rocket Olivetta £1.60   Tomato Shimmer F1 £2.10  
Rocket Wild Trizia (All year round) £1.90   Tomato Shirley F1 £3.20  
Rocket Voyager £2.00   Tomato Super Sauce F1 £2.10  
Sorrel Red Veined £1.60   Tomato Sweetbaby £1.80  
Spinach Beet Perpetual  £1.60   Tomato Tigerella £1.60  
Spinach Emilia F1  £1.80   Tomato Tumbling Tom Red  £2.35  
Squash (Butternut) Hawk F1 £2.35   Turnip Purple Top Milan  £1.40  
Squash (Butternut) Sweetmax £2.35   Turnip Sweet Marble F1  £1.40  

 

BEANS   Runner Bean Guinness Record £2.70  
Broad Bean Bunyards Exhibition  £2.10   Runner Bean Moonlight £2.70  
Broad Bean Crimson Flower  £2.10  NEW   Runner Bean Polestar  £2.70  
Broad Bean de Monica  £2.10   Runner Bean Scarlet Empire £2.70  
Broad Bean Masterpiece Green Longpod  £2.10   Runner Bean White Lady £2.70  
Broad Bean (Dwarf) The Sutton  £2.10   Broad Bean Bunyards £1.00/cup  
Climbing Bean Blue Lake  £2.10   Dwarf Beans The Prince £1.30/cup  
Climbing Bean Borlotto lingua di fuoco 2 £2.70   Peas Early Onward 60p/cup  
Climbing Bean Cobra  £2.70   Runner Bean Achievement £1.50/cup   
Dwarf Bean Rondo £2.70   Runner Beans Enorma £1.50/cup  
Dwarf Bean Purple Queen £2.10   HERBS  
RHS Dwarf French Bean Elba £2.10   Basil Piccolino  £1.60  
Dwarf French Bean Ferrari £2.70   Basil Red Leaved  £1.60  
Dwarf French Bean                           £2.10   Basil  Sweet  £1.60  
Dwarf French Bean Red Swan £2.35   Basil  Thai  £1.60  
Dwarf French Bean Tendergreen  £2.10   Chervil Simple  £1.60  
Mung Bean Classic Crunchy Bean Sprouts £2.10   Chives  £1.60  
Pea (Mangetout) Sweet Sahara £2.35   Coriander Cilantro £1.60  
Pea (Petit Pois) Linnet  £2.10   Dill (Dwarf) Nano  £1.60  NEW  
Pea (Snap) Jesse £2.10   Fennel  £1.60  
Pea (Snap) Sugar Bon £2.10   Garlic Chives  £1.60    
Pea Hurst Green Shaft  £2.10   Mint (Applemint) £1.60 NEW  
Pea Kelvedon Wonder  £2.10   Parsley Giant of Italy  £1.60  
Pea Twinkle  £2.10   Parsley Moss Curled 2 £1.60  
Pea Wando £2.10   Rosemary £1.60  
Runner Bean (Dwarf) Hestia  £2.70   Sage £1.60  
Runner Bean Benchmaster £2.70   Tarragon Russian  £1.60  

Opening Hours

FEBRUARY-NOVEMBER:
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 10:00-12:00;
Saturday 14:00-16:00

Good Friday: 10:00-12:00 (see notices in the store for other bank holiday opening hours)

Saturdays only during DECEMBER, and closed throughout JANUARY.

Parking can be a bit tricky - please be mindful of local residents when parking in nearby streets, and DO NOT block driveways.

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