AUGUST 2014 NEWS.
Plant of the month: Asters
Asters are in the top 10 of flowering border plants. Delightful daisy-like flowers which appear from late summer to mid-autumn and as hardy as they come. They also act like a magnet for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects, also a pretty addition to freshly cut floral arrangements. If you have a gap in the borders that is in full sun or partial shade and the soil is nice and moist then you have the perfect home for an Aster.
Product of the month: Neudorff Organic Fast Acting Weedkiller
This weedkiller from Neudorff acts really fast. Results are visible within 24 hours. It is extremely effective against Mare’s tail (Horse Tail) which can be a difficult weed to control. It also works well on bind weed and other tough weeds as well as moss and algae. This is a complete weedkiller, not a selective one so do not use on lawns or in borders where other plants may get sprayed if the liquid drifts on the wind. Use pesticides safely, read the label before you buy. Contains Pelargonic Acid.
Home Grown Potatoes for Christmas
Do you fancy serving up your very own home grown potatoes on Christmas Day? Imagine the pride as the family tuck in to roast spuds grown by you. We have a range of seed potatoes in stock now and ready for planting. We recommend growing your crop in a potato bag or large container – so you can move them to a frost protected environment ready for a Christmas harvest.
Steam Boiler for Sale
You may have seen our Robey steam boiler parked in front of Poplars. We’ve had her for nearly sixty five years. Sadly the rust is beginning to eat her and she needs some repair work or we will soon have to scrap her. She has had one careful owner and comes complete with no tax, no mot, no engine, no air conditioning and no electric windows. She is one of the last riveted steam boilers to have been made by Robey of Lincoln in around 1950. She was used to produce vast quantities of steam that helped sterilise the soil on the original tomato and cucumber nursery. We will be very sad to see her go, but it is time she found a new home. Maybe you know someone that would be interested in a restoration project or would love to add her to their collection. She weighs several tons, has no engine and is sold as seen. We can’t find another one for sale anywhere in the World. Part exchange of a convertible Ferrari considered. Buyer collects. Make us an offer.