Garden Centre Newsletter - July/August 2016

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.

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I suspect most of us have had enough of the wall-to-wall politics, football and rain, so for many of us our gardens are our sanctuary. A place you can escape, relax, unwind, chill and entertain. So, as we move towards mid-summer we are celebrating everything positive we do in our own ‘green space’. If, like me, you find the garden the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of day to day life we hope you like our themed newsletter this month. Still, let’s not forget our plants need attention feeding and or watering, too!

One aspect of nature we all can get involved in is helping to encourage, protect and appreciate bees, butterflies, moths and even earthworms (SEE HERE). We’ve been advocating the use of native species in our hedgerows for decades now to help our buzzing and fluttering populations. You can easily do the same and all within a flower pot, yes it’s that simple! Many of the flowers that make great pollinators are, of  course, members of the Daisy family, so not only will you be helping your local population of insects but also you will be donating to our chosen charity of 2016, Medical Detection Dogs too!

Two garden visitors we won’t be celebrating this summer are the slugs and snails! I heard a customer say the other day where do they all come from? Hmm then I remember listening to some advice on BBC Radio’s Gardeners’ Question Time about throwing your unwanted slugs over the fence! Crikey, let’s hope that particular customer is on speaking terms with their neighbour!

Enjoy your summer garden - whatever the weather!

Chris Day from Buckingham Garden Centre

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Buckingham Nurseries and Garden Centre,
Tingewick Road, Buckingham, MK18 4AE, UK.
Tel: 01280 822133 - Fax: 01280 815491

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