Thermagro Frost Protection Fleece

November 2nd, 2016

After our first overnight frost of the Autumn it’s time to look at protecting your tender plants from whatever the weather may bring through the coming months. Thermagro frost protection fleece insulates against the cold and also protects against wind and pests. Light and moisture will still pass through the fleece creating an excellent micro-climate to ensure your plants have a great start to Spring 2017.

We offer protection fleece in several widths, lengths and grades to suit all applications. Check out the crop protection section for latest availability and prices.

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Seed Potatoes 2017 available to order now!!

October 21st, 2016

We are now at the time of year when we start to plan our spring planting seed potato requirements. Working alongside JBA Seed Potato Merchants we are able to offer our usual wide range of varieties to pre-order for 2017. All seed is of high quality and certified as Scottish Basic Seed in line with current regulations.

As always we have limited reserves of each variety so it is essential to reserve stock early to avoid disappointment.

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Seed Collection 2017

October 14th, 2016

Our new 2017 seed collection from Mr Fothergill’s and Johnsons Seeds has arrived in our site shop. All our packet seeds are discounted by 40% from the recommended price and have sow dates until 2019. We have over 1000 varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers so planning your beds, borders and plots for next year could not be easier.

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2016 Seed Potatoes

January 15th, 2016

Earlier this week we received our first of three trailers of 24 tonnes of Scottish Seed Potatoes. All of this stock is already pre-ordered and will be shipped over the next 7-10 days.

If you are looking for any seed potatoes now is the time to place an order before all our future stock is sold or reserved.

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Retail Fungicide Update For 2015

January 6th, 2016

The 2016 growing season will see a major change in the retail fungicides that are available to the amateur edible garden grower.

Gardeners that relied on tried and tested products manufactured by Bayer, Vitax and others are going to have to re-think how they protect their edible produce from fungal disease attack.

Three of the best selling fungicides on the retail market, manufactured by Bayer, have now either been removed from the market or  have been reformulated and branded.

Bayer’s Fruit & Vegetable disease control was removed from sale at the end of November 2014. This product was effective against potato and tomato blight alongside peach curl and  apple, plum, pear and cherry canker.  According to a Bayer Representative, they are working on a replacement for this product but it is unlikely to appear this season. If this situation changes, we will let you know.

Bayer’s Systhane Fungus Fighter  and Bayer’s Fungus Fighter Disease Control RTU have been re-formulated. The active ingredients in these products have been changed.

They have been re-launced under the brand names Bayer Fungus Fighter Plus and Fungus Fighter Concentrate. The big change is that these new products can only be used on house plants and ornamental plants only.

Vitax’s famous Bordeaux Mix has been temporarily withdrawn from sale pending the products licence being renewed. According to Vitax, there has been further administrative delay in the reissuing of the licence but this is still hoped to be resolved within the next six months.

 

 

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Happy New year!!!

January 6th, 2016

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We would like to wish all our customer a very Happy New Year and look forward to a successful growing season!

Don’t forget it’s now time to order your seed potatoes and onion sets for February and March delivery, details are on our seed pages.

We are now open Saturday mornings from 8:30am until 12 noon for any weekend orders or collections.

 

 

 

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Derbyshire Horticultural Association Annual Show

September 29th, 2015

The Derbyshire Horticultural Association will be holding its annual show this year over the weekend of the 24th & 25th October. This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the show and promises plenty of attractions, features and demonstrations from wood carvings and floral art.

The event will be taking place again at Swarkestone Nursery, Lowes Lane, Swarkestone, Derby DE73 7GQ.

Further details and entry forms are available at www.derbyshirehortassoc.co.uk/AnnualShow

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The Kelsae Exhibition Onion Seed

August 19th, 2015

We have taken delivery of new season stock of The Kelsae Exhibition Onion seed from Johnsons Seeds. This is a much sought after variety amongst many show growers,  a renowned and undisputed winner on the showbench, regularly achieving record weights. Also an excellent, flavoursome culinary onion.

Stocks of this product are limited and we have been warned of potential delays in further supplies from Johnsons Seeds.

If you are looking for a winner at the veg show next year order your Kelsae Onion seed now.

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Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2015

April 24th, 2015

The Leeds & District Allotment Gardeners Federation members are again creating an exhibit for the 2015 Harrogate Spring Flower Show. This years design is a VE Day Allotment Garden complete with Anderson shelter, dolly tubs, rabbit run, and poultry ark, and will capture an era that saw allotments spring up on every spare patch of land.

In addition to scouring attics and garden sheds for original World War II artefacts, members of the federation have also researched the type of plants grown during the war, to ensure an authentic atmosphere for their 12m x 8m allotment.

Gro-well proud to act as one of the sponsors of the Federation and encourage all visitors to the flower show to pop along to the garden and see the display.

 

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Seed Potatoes

January 24th, 2015

The new year starts with the arrival of our Scottish seed potatoes. Our first shipment of 26 tonnes has arrived from JBA on time and orders are being prepared ready for despatch. We will have a around 80 tonnes delivered into us over the coming weeks the majority of which have been pre-ordered by allotment societies and gardeing clubs throughout the country. If you haven’t ordered your spuds yet now is the time to make that purchase before everything is sold.

Our first shipment of seed potatoes is here

Our first shipment of seed potatoes is here

 

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