Author: Lis Wallace

Rob Smith’s Heritage Veg Plant Range

Rob Smith’s Heritage Veg Plant Range is bigger and better than ever. Perennial favourites remain but Rob has unearthed some exciting new/old varieties to include.

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FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

February Newsletter

February may still be winter but a couple of toes are definitely poking forward into spring. Snowdrops, primroses, muscari and other delights are in flower and daffodil buds are opening. Ready to herald the arrival of spring 2017.

Feedback from our January catalogue has been excellent. Many customers are clearly enjoying the depth and breadth of our spring range. And the really good news is that we haven’t finished yet. Our Spring catalogue will be hitting doormats from the 13th of this month, bursting with flowers, vegetables, summer bulbs, fruit and equipment.

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Blight Resistant Tomatoes – Crimson Crush

Back in 2015 we launched a revolution in blight resistant tomatoes – Crimson Crush. Many allotment holders and gardeners had long since stopped growing outdoor tomatoes due to the disappointment of seeing their crop devastated by blight. Crimson Crush is a proven answer and for 2017 we are extending this blight resistant tomato family.

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Chitting Potatoes – Is it Necessary?

On the subject of potatoes one of the questions we are most frequently asked is whether or not chitting is necessary. Our response is that first early and second early varieties are always best chitted however with main crop varieties it is not essential. Chitting your early potatoes will be giving them a head start which will result in an earlier, slightly improved harvest.

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Zinnia – the Flower of 2017

Zinnias are declared as being the flower of the year for 2017. With their huge range of colours, heights and flower sizes there’s at least one zinnia for every garden.

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