Autumn is here, and winter is coming! And with the darker days and cooler air, comes an inevitable slow-down for your garden. Your plants lose their colour, your trees lose their leaves and your lawn loses its natural brilliance. But all is not lost! Check out some of our handy winter gardening tips and ideas below. There are many things you can do to prepare your garden in the autumn. Just with a little extra ‘TLC’ and this beginner’s guide, you can keep your garden thriving during the winter, and prepare it for a beautiful flowering season when the sun returns…Continue reading
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For many, the word ‘zen’ refers to feelings of relaxation and peacefulness but in actuality, Zen is a Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism that practices meditation. Meditation is an exercise used to focus the mind on a particular object, activity or thought. This mindfulness training is a long process that Buddhists will perform regularly in order to achieve a clear mental and emotional state. The link between the slang use of ‘zen’ and actual meaning of it is quite different, as the slang is a passive feeling, whereas the real definition is to take part in an activity that works to…Continue reading
If your New Year’s resolutions are to improve upon your gardening by growing your own vegetables, introducing new flowers to your flower patch and beginning a compost – read on. The professionals at Court Farm Garden Centre are here to help our keen green-fingered friends to achieve their admirable plans for 2019. New Year’s resolution: grow some vegetables If you’re anything like us, you will want to know how to grow the best produce, that not only grows well but tastes delicious, too. So for starters, let’s talk about when to grow your favourite vegetables: March-May, springtime is the perfect time…Continue reading
Whether you’d usually call yourself green-fingered or not, there are always a number of steps you must remember to take to ensure your seeds or bulbs grow well before and after planting. When looking for top tips to successful planting, trust in Court Farm to provide you with exceptional advice that’ll help any new or experienced gardener. What you’ll need Knee pads Gloves Towel Flowers/bulbs/seeds Topsoil Small watering can Preparing the ground (good soil) To ensure your soil is the best it can be for the flowers you intend to plant, find out what type of soil they flourish…Continue reading
If you’re an amateur gardener and you’re wanting to be more green-fingered, you’re in luck. This month, Court Farm Garden Centre are here to share some wonderful tips, so you know exactly when to start your seasonal planting. To get the most out of this month’s growing calendar, get yours at the ready! Spring – March/May After what seems like a lifetime of darkness, spring follows the harsh, cold winter and unfolds new life. With so many new flowers waiting to flourish, you might find yourself asking, ‘how do people get such a thriving garden in spring?”. By March, it’s likely…Continue reading