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Pretty Pansy faces

September 8th, 2015

One of plants that plant breeders have greatly improved on over the past years are ,Pansies ,especially Winter Pansies. The colour range is fantastic and they just seem to go on and on. Planted at this time in the Autumn, their sunny little faces will shine and delight all through the dark days of winter […]

Potting on Geraniums

March 13th, 2015

At this time of year work in the nursery starts to become very busy. One of the main jobs this week is potting up the young geranium plants into 11cm pots. The compost we are using for this is Durston  Multipurpose Compost,to which we add a small amount of slow release fertilizer granules so as […]

Winter Pansies

September 23rd, 2014

When replacing the summer bedding in the garden ,planting  containers or making up winter baskets the number one plant for colour through from autumn to spring has got to be Winter pansies. They  come in all colours and most have cheerful looking markings on their faces. Unless the weather is really cold they will always […]

Potted Geraniums

March 23rd, 2014

This is Jasper the English bull terrier, wearing his  smart harness, as its Sunday, inspecting the newly potted up geranium plants ,which should will be ready for sale in April.. They were planted into 11cm pots as young plants, using Durstons  Multipurpose compost to which was added Q4 fertilizer, as the geraniums will grow fast and need […]

Spring Flowers

March 9th, 2014

Now the weather is warming up ,the spring flowers burst open,to brighten up our days, with their displays of dazzling colour and cheerfulness. A planted up container of primroses and daffs by the front door always gets the day of to a good start. A suitable container ,filled with a good multipurpose compost (I always mix […]

Summer Bedding in Autumn

October 22nd, 2013

Here we are in the last half of October and this is the Summer bedding in the window box outside the office at Averys Garden Centre.It just  shows how mild its been,with no frost or cold weather to damage the tender plants.Unfortunately though, they are going to have to be removed to make way for […]

Bedding Display

August 16th, 2013

  This is a bedding display at the entrance to Avery`s Plant Centre ,Taunton. It`s planted with a carpet of geraniums and then dotted through with a scented leaved variety called Lady Plymouth ,to give more height. In the middle is trial group of Impatiens to see if they would get the dreaded mildew.So far […]