Seasonal Plant Centre

Bedding Plants

Our range of bedding plants include: Alyssum | Begonia | Dahlia | Gazania | Impatiens | Lobelia | Marigolds | Mimulus | Nicotiana | Verbena | Petunias.

Our bedding plants are well established and sold in pots containing slow release fertiliser to give them a healthy start in your garden.

Our tips to ensure they continue to live a long a happy life:

  • Choose bedding plants with a specific place in mind, as this will play an important part in their survival. Some plants flourish in the sun others in the shade – best not to mix them up!
  • It is best to ‘harden off plants’ before planting i.e. after coming out of a warmer environment like a glasshouse, move the plants outdoors for a portion of the day to let them acclimatise to the outside temperatures.
  • Be wary of planting them too early. Days can be very warm, but nights can still get quite cold. Prolonged cold spells can make the plants growth dormant and frosts can still damage them long term. Try to cover them up if you can!
  • Dead head plants if possible (i.e. take off the dead flowers). The decaying flowers can fall onto the leaves and this can make the leaves start to decay

Basket & Potted Plants

Our range of basket & potted plants include: Bacopa | Trailing Begonia | Brachycome | Million Bells | Fuchsia | Geranium | Nepeta | Surfinia (Trailing Petunia) | Trixi | Verbena

These are sold in little tubs for hanging baskets or 1 litre / 2 litre tubs for putting in planters.

Hanging Baskets

We have been growing, creating and establishing hanging baskets for the past 30 years. During this time we have supplied over 80,000 to residential and business locations across Staffordshire, and today offer hanging basket services direct to customers from our Plant Centre.

Our ready made Hanging Baskets are available from the beginning of May, so you can pop in and choose your favourite from then. If you would like to pre-order your Hanging Basket so that you don't miss out please click through to our Online Shop where you can purchase either your Hanging Wicker Basket or Hanging Pot. Please just let us know if you have any preferences regarding colour etc in the comments box when you order.

We also offer a Bespoke Hanging Basket service where customers can bring down their own hanging baskets to us and we will design and create brand new plant combinations for you. Please speak to a member of our team in the Farm Shop if you would like more information about this.

We will even keep and nurture them for you in our glasshouses for 2-3 weeks to ensure they bloom all summer long when you get them home!

We are available 7 days a week to offer you help, advice and recommendations for your plants at this very important time of the year. Just pop in and see us anytime!

Tips for Healthy Hanging Baskets

  • Plant up hanging baskets early May. If you can leave them somewhere warm, like a conservatory, to give the plants a chance to settle in the basket and continue to grow. If planted up too early and put outside, the cooler temperatures will ‘check’ the growth and they will take longer to get established and fill out. You can hang them outside during the day, but best to bring them in at night until the air warms up!
  • Make sure you allow for water to be able to drain from your baskets or the plants will get waterlogged and the roots will rot.
  • It is essential to water baskets daily! Even if it has been raining, there is often not enough rain to make it worthwhile. The start or end of day is best as it gives the plants plenty of time to absorb the moisture. Midday can be too hot making the water dry up quickly. Also the wind can dry out your plants! Never let the compost get too dry as the water will just go straight through. If this happens take the basket down and sit it in a sink/container of water until it is saturated again.
  • Dead head regularly to stimulate growth.

Small farm shop of the Year 2020

It's official! We have been awarded Small Farm Shop of the Year at the FRA Awards! Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for your continued support!