We are a family run garden centre that is well known nationally as a specialist for bare rooted hedging plants and young trees. The Garden Centre always has a good selection of shrubs and plants which are not commonly found elsewhere, together with a wide range of the more commonly sought after plants. Established for over 50 years, the Garden Centre has recently been redeveloped to a high standard. Our shop contains the largest selection of seeds and bulbs for miles around, together with garden chemicals, tools, garden furniture and many other goods. Outside we stock peat-based and peat-free composts, paving, fencing, timber decking, garden buildings and greenhouses, and a large range of pots, statues and garden ornaments. Our aquatics centre has a good reputation for their excellent quality tropical, marine and cold water fish. The Gardeners' Retreat, our coffee shop/restaurant, serves fresh home cooked food and is an excellent way to round off any visit to the Garden Centre.
A young 17-20 week old POL hen will not have developed her comb and wattles yet but these are a good indicator of a chicken’s health. They should be bright red and the comb should stand up proud from the head. The bird should have no discharge from the eyes, nostrils or beak. The feathers should be glossy and lay flat to the body. The vent, (‘a chicken’s all purpose exit hole’), should be clean and no sign of parasites such as mites or lice as this is where they are likely to live on the bird. Overall the bird should look active and interested in its environment and have a good upright posture, scratching and dust bathing are all good signs. For the best chance of acquiring good vaccinated birds go to an established poultry centre where you can have a good look at how the birds behave before you make your choice.