Monthly Archives: April 2015

Garden Centre Terminology

Follow recent discussions this weekend with a few customers that are new to gardening maintenance but that have purchased from supermarkets, I thought it might be an idea to detail below some basic terms commonly used within the horticultural world which will help with a basic understanding. with the help of Wikipedia

French Marigold

French Marigold – can also be used as natural insect repellent and can be planted between roses

 

Annual – is a plant that completes its life cycle, from germination to the production of seed, within one year, and then dies
Biennial – is a flowering plant that takes two years to complete its biological lifecycle. In the first year the plant grows leaves, stems, and roots (vegetative structures), then it enters a period of dormancy over the colder months. Usually the stem remains very short and the leaves are low to the ground, forming a rosette. Many biennials require a cold treatment, or vernalization, before they will flower. During the next spring or summer, the stem of the biennial plant elongates greatly, or “bolts”. The plant then flowers, producing fruits and seeds before it finally dies. There are far fewer biennials than either perennial plants or annual plants.
Perennial – is a plant that lives for more than two years.[1] The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter-lived annuals and biennials.
Evergreen – is a plant that has leaves throughout the year, always green.
Deciduous – are plants which completely lose their foliage during the winter or dry season.
RhododendronEricaceous – A lime free compost that supports a large family of plants commonly known as the heath or heather family, found most commonly in acid and infertile growing conditions. The many well-known and economically important members of the Ericaceae include the cranberry, blueberry, azalea, rhododendron, and various common heaths and heathers
Alpine – commonly grow in the alpine climate, which occurs at high elevation and above the tree line. Alpine plants grow together as ain alpine tundra. Alpine plants must adapt to the harsh conditions of the alpine environment, which include low temperatures, dryness, ultraviolet radiation, and a short growing season.
EricaceousHerbaceous – generally small flowering plants, that grow and bloom over the spring and summer, die back every autumn and winter, and then return in the spring from their root-stock.

I am sure there are loads more that I have not listed feel free to comment and add them or if you want local friendly advice give us a call 01604 781899

Even better pop in and have a chat with any of our friendly staff who have a vast knowledge but are more than find out anything they don’t know, I think it is fair to say that we never stop learning.

 

Fish and Pond Centre at Woodmeadow Garden Centre

FishAlthough Woodmeadow Garden Centre has been a garden centre/nursery near Hannington on the A43 between Northampton and Kettering (NN6 9TD) for more than 30 years it has been the proud home for over ten years now to a well known local business called Fish and Pond Centre.

With a wide offering of fish and pond related services and a wealth of over 140 years combined experience you would struggle to find better. Fish Ponds – Pumps, Filters, Liners, Plants, Food and Supplements

PondCold water fish including Koi, Goldfish, Shubunkins to name but a few and a variety of Tropical and Marine fish.Ponds

The Fish and pond centre also offer a range of fishing rods, tackle and baits for anglers. you will see when you speak with any of the team at the Fish and Pond Centre it is not just a job for these guys it is a passion.

I would say if you have not visited before then you should give them a go open 7 days a week or give them a call on 01604 781 260

 

Pentagonal Summerhouses

We have a range of Summerhouses and Log Cabins on display at Woodmeadow Garden Centre. Come and take a look at what we have on offer to get a feel for what you want for your garden. For example take a look at the ever popular Prima Fifth Avenue Pentagonal Summerhouse by Lugarde. It’s surprisingly affordable and is great if space is at a premium. It comes in a variety of sizes starting at 1.8m x 1.8m, for the smaller garden,  up to 3.6m x 5.4m if space isn’t a problem. Come and speak to our friendly experts who will be able to advise you on the best building for you.

Alternatively take a browse through our website by clicking here

Heavy Duty Sheds

The Heavy Duty range of sheds, by UK Garden Buildings, is made up of substantial wooden buildings, made to high specifications for those who require something a bit tougher than your average garden shed.

Wooden Sheds

Heavy Duty Apex Shed

 

With 50 x 50mm framing throughout plus diagonal bracing, this garden building is built to last. The door has also been widened to 3ft and framed, ledged and braced in 75 x 50mm timber to make it as solid as possible.

Heavy Duty Apex Roof Truss

Internal image looking at the roof truss of a Heavy Duty Apex Shed

 

 

A 3 lever lock and handle have been fitted to provide extra security for your tools, and an opening window added to help with ventilation during the Summer months.

Ledge and Braced door

Fully framed Ledge and Braced door on the Heavy Duty Apex Shed

 

Options such as pressure treating and heavier duty flooring are available to help increase the specification on these sheds even further if required, and a factory painting option allows you to have the building finished in a colour of your choice.

Come in and speak to one of our friendly experts and find out the best option for you.

Alternatively go online and click here 

The Compact Greenhouse

If space in your garden is at a premium then the Compact greenhouse is perfect for you.

Compact Greenhouse

Compact Greenhouse

For such a small building the Compact greenhouse is packed with many features found on larger models, such as Double Doors and a low level threshold for easier access making this such a popular choice.

Greenhouse

compact greenhouse

If your growing space is limited, then the Compact offers a surprisingly spacious environment with an eaves height of 5’ 1 1/2”, and is an ideal building for the beginner.

with greenhouses starting from as little as £289

Come and take a look for yourself at the Compact greenhouse or if you are looking for larger models we have those on display too.