one of Somerset's leading boutique Plant Centres
Averys Garden Centre Blog

Sunflowers & wildflowers

August 28th, 2016

This year we planted the sunflowers` var Giant Yellow which always with us reaches heights of 10 feet plus but this year we have directly under sown them with several different colour collections of seed mixtures and as can be seen Jasper is very pleased with the results . He recommends that the best time to sow […]

Bluebell Woods.

April 29th, 2016

Averys Garden Centre is overlooked by the Quantock hills and at this time of year, there are special areas in the woods on these hill which assail the scenes with their carpet a blue bluebells as far as the eye can see, which on a warm sunny day fill the air with scent. Apparently , in […]

Robins Nest

April 17th, 2016

Last year we had a Robins nest in the top of a compost bag, which meant we had to abandon working on one of the potting benches so as to give them space to raise their brood. This year they have been a bit more considerate where they built their nest and have constructed it  and […]

Frost on Christmas trees

January 20th, 2016

This morning  thermometer was minus 6c this morning at Avery`s causing a hard air frost .As can be seen from the photograph amongst our Christmas tree plantation ,nature makes a really good job of decorating the trees even if she removes it all later in the morning.

Happy New Year

January 4th, 2016

Taking advantage of the brief spells of sunshine between the down pours on New Years day was this cock pheasant,in all his finery perching above the bird feeders. Looking quite pleased with himself and taking little notice of me,as he kept giving out his pheasant call, wishing all his mates and lady friends a Happy New Year as […]

Fly Agaric mushroom

November 17th, 2015

Found this little fellow showing through this morning. Never ever seen one in the grounds of Avery`s before. It was growing at the base of a silver birch where they like to grow. They are also associated with pine woods. They are poisonous but can be used as a hallucinogenic if  prepared in the correct […]

Plastic Bags

October 19th, 2015

At Avery`s  Garden Centre, we now ask customers  whom want a plastic bag to put 5p into the charity tin of their choice  for each bag. Customers seem quite happy with this arrangement and are pleased the money go’s to charity. Today I had to put on my waders to fish out of the river […]

Autumn Colour at Averys Garden Centre

October 8th, 2015

This year it looks like there are going to be some amazing displays of autumn colour, after the bumper crops of berries and fruit. When selecting a tree or a shrub for planting, it`s  always a good idea to consider what the expected autumn colour display could be, because the autumn display could be more striking […]

Giant Sunflower

September 10th, 2015

Some plants are so easy and great to grow and one of the top contenders for the most impressive plant to grow has got to be the Giant sunflower. Planted outside in a warm sunny spot  in May, and kept watered  through the summer they can easily reach 12ft in height.  In the autumn after the […]