Buckingham Garden Centre

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.

Garden Centre Newsletter

CHRIS SAYS…….

The recent news that the Royal Horticultural Society are going to trial the most popular home made remedies for the control of slugs is great news for gardeners everywhere. They will be testing sharp horticultural grit, jars partially filled with beer, wool pellets, egg shells, copper tape (with serrated edges), gel repellents and pine bark mulch. Researchers at the Royal Horticultural Society will sow lettuce – a slug favourite – in pots and raised beds which will be treated with different ‘control methods’. The leaves of each lettuce will be examined weekly for damage and at the end of the experiment they will be harvested and weighed. Those with the least damage and greatest crop yield will point to the best slug deterrent. The traditional treatments will also be compared for effectiveness with doing nothing at all. It will be interesting to see what these trials find, however chatting to our customers these past few weeks it appears we have been invaded by all sorts of problems ranging from caterpillar, mildew, whitefly, aphids and even early potato blight. Keeping our crops and borders growing well requires good housekeeping, including making sure all our plants have good air circulation, are kept well watered (especially newly planted material) and of course well fed.

As we finally get to enjoy and relax in the garden, Nature keeps us on our toes  and just like the best plate spinner its a matter of keeping things moving, scrutinising and learning from our green fingered antics.

Enjoy your summer garden - whatever the weather!

Buckingham Garden Centre's Chris Day
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