There is still time to plant those baskets and tubs!

We still have a great selection of summer basket and tub plants, all £1.99 a pot, or any any 6 for £10!  They are well established, flowering now, and will instantly fill a hanging basket or tub for an immediate "wow" factor!  We have glorious upright and trailing Geraniums and Fuchsias, Petunias, Calibrachoa, Diascias, Heliotrope, Helichrysum, Bacopa etc.  A particular favourite is the beautiful, white "Lady Vanilla" Nemesia which has a glorious vanilla scent.  Plant by your front door to appreciate the fragrance every day.  Centradenia is a slightly less well known basket plant, that is just coming into pretty pink flowers right now - come and give your garden some instant colour!

Loyalty Card Offer - Buy One Get One Half Price on Lavenders!!

 

 

English Lavender - smaller & tougher      French Lavender - "tufted"  flowers & more tender  

 

All LAVENDERS are Buy One Get One Half Price!  (cheapest one half price)

Every home should have a lavender to appreciate the glorious fragrance - from the hardy English varieties, (Lavendula Augustifolia) like Hidcote and Munstead, to the slightly more tender French varieties (Lavendula Stoechas) such as Papillon and Anouk.   Both types need a sunny position, and thrive on any poor, moderately fertile, well drained soils.  On heavier soils, like clay, add some organic matter and gravel to improve drainage - they don't like sitting in wet soil!  They do well in pots, especially Lavender Stoechas, which benefits from winter protection.  Remember too, bees and butterflies LOVE lavenders, so do your bit to help wildlife and buy some today!

If you haven't got an Abbey Garden Centre Loyalty Card yet, pop by our tills and pick one up, and start taking advantage of our extra-special Loyalty Card offers!

Treat yourself to a delicious Cream Tea!

Our Cafe is offering a delicious Cream Tea for a very reasonable £4.25 a person, or £6.50 for two.  This includes a Scone, clotted cream, jam and a cup of tea or filter coffee.  Why not grab a friend, find a shady spot in our courtyard and enjoy a catch-up over tea and scones, before browsing our fabulous selection of shrubs and plants?  (Subject to availability)

Try Growing Success Soil Improver!

There's nothing worse than the prospect of back-breaking digging, so this new "No Dig" soil improver is the answer to your prayers!  You simply spread it to a depth of approximately 5 cm and then sit back and let the worms break it down and pull it down into your soil!  This is the easiest way to improve the structure of either clay or sandy soil and add essential nutrients.  Many of us in the local area have heavy clay soils, so this soil improver should help improve the texture of your soil.  A mulch also helps retains moisture during the warm summer months.

We have 50 litre bags for £3.99, which covers one square metre, at the recommended depth of 5cm.

 

Our Cafe's Courtyard is cool and inviting!

 

 

   
  For those of you who don't already know, our very popular Cafe also has an outside courtyard area, with a shaded gazebo, parasols, and shade underneath our lilac tree.  It really is the perfect spot to relax, meet up with friends, and enjoy a coffee, tea, or even a naughty glass of wine!  Our new summer menu is out now, and includes the ever-popular Ploughman's lunch! Remember we are dog-friendly too, as this little fella shows, enjoying the sun! 

 

Time to QUENCH your garden's thirst!

 

  The sun is shining, it's getting warmer, and it's raining less - hurray!  But please spare a thought for your thirsty pots, baskets and flower beds!  Baskets in particular dry out very quickly, and need watering every day.  Come and have a look at the wide range of hose accessories that we stock here at Abbey.  From connectors in varying sizes, to different spray heads, including this very ingenious telescopic, extending hose, to make it easier to reach those high up places!  
   
We sell all the components to install an irrigation system too - which can be controlled with a battery operated timer switch, to take the strain out of watering!      

 

Going away on holiday and worried about precious houseplants?  Why not try these "Aquasolo" watering devices, where you screw on a plastic bottle filled with water to a porous ceramic cone which slowly disperses the water.

 

 

Bee-friendly plants for your garden

Most flowering plants attract bees to your garden, but some are real "bee favourites" and attract more of our pollinating friends than others!  Our bench (pictured) is full of plants that bees are especially attracted to, such as:  Lavender, Scabiosa, Armeria (thrift), Argyranthemum, Campanula, Rudbeckia, and Nepeta (catmint). 

Get a grip on those nasty weeds!

The temperature is rising, the sun is shining, your plants are growing, but so are THE WEEDS!!!  Tackle all those "plants in the wrong places" with traditional Glyphosate weedkiller, a systemic weedkiller that kills most tough and difficult weeds right down to the roots, and biodegrades into the soil to allow replanting. It's perfect for clearing overgrown gardens - can be replanted immediately once weeds have died. Kills weeds and roots!  Now on offer at just £2.99 for a ready-to-use one litre bottle (normally £4.99)

Glyphosate Long Lasting Ground Clear, which comes in soluble sachets that you simply mix with water, to provide long-lasting weed control for 4-6 months (can't re-plant immediately), now just £7.99  (normally £9.99)

Finally, Glyphosate Super Strength, 6 soluable sachets that dissolve in water, this is the strongest domestic weedkiller available on the market, with 680g/kg of glyphosate, which treats up to 150 sqm.  It kills brambles, brushwood, Japanese Knotweed, nettles, couch grass, ground elder, docks, bracken, ivy and rhododendrons.

Now £7.99 (normally £9.99)

Terrific Terracotta! All shapes and sizes!

 

       
  Just look at the HUGE range of Terracotta pots that we now have in!  All shapes and sizes, from small pots and saucers that are suitable for herbs, right up to enormous planters suitable for large shrubs or small trees such as Acers.  Also shallow, round bowls that suit Alpine plants, and ones with many holes that you can plant Strawberry plants, or Lobelia in!  Truly a pot for every occasion!  Some are already planted up for you, ready to take away today!

Time to FEED your plants!

Spring is well under-way, and your plants would appreciate feeding throughout the warm months, as well as regular watering, to enable them to thrive and grow.  We have on offer Growing Success Univeral Plant Food, suitable for all plants  -  £3.99 a bottle or 2 for £6!

ALSO

J Arthur Bower's Concentrated Tomato Plant food, especially for your tomatoes, and other veggies such as chillis too!

£3.99 a bottle of 2 for £6!

Use Provado to beat the bugs!

Now that your garden is bursting with fresh new shoots and delicate new foliage, you can sit back and relax, right?!!  NO!  All the hungry, nasty beasties are lining up to nibble at your nice new plants, and suck the stems dry!!   BUT, you can FIGHT BACK - with PROVADO products! Provado Ultimate Bug Killer comes in a one litre, ready to use spray (£4.99).  It works on contact, and systemically, which means it is absorbed into the plant and keeps on working, for up to 6 weeks' control.  It's suitable for use on all outdoor ornamental plants, selected vegetables, fruit trees and bushes, and is effective against greenfly, blackfly, whitefly, mealybug, thrips, leaf hopper and lily beetle.  We also stock Provado Ultimate Bug Killer as a concentrate, to dilute with water and mix up yourself - a 400 ml bottle makes up to 27 litres.

 

Also very popular is the Provado Vine Weevil killer, which gives up to 4 months' protection against Vine Weevil in ornamental container plants.  Applied as a soil drench, it targets the grubs in the soil to prevent them hatching into adult Vine Weevil.  It also has the added bonus of controlling greenfly, blackfly, whitefly, woolly aphids and scale insects systemcially for up to 4 months.  Vine Weevil are becoming an increasing problem in pots and containers - if a plant looks sick, check the compost for Vine Weevil grubs that eat the roots.  

Rewards for Forces card

We are happy to say that we now accept the "Rewards for Forces" card, which is a card that serving and ex-Servicemen can apply for.  This card will entitle you to a 10% discount on purchases at Abbey Garden Centre (excluding the Cafe, vouchers and sale items)

Just show your Rewards for Forces card at the till to get your 10% discount!  Click HERE for further information on the Rewards for Forces Card.

Let Abbey plant your baskets for you!

We all know the feeling, browsing round our vast expanse of bedding plants, wondering which ones to choose, and which colour scheme to go with - the choice can be quite daunting!  Well, worry no more!  Let our knowledgeable Plant Team here at Abbey make up your baskets for you!!

Bring in your empty hanging baskets from home and we will re-plant them for you with colours and plants of your choice - all for the cost of the plants plus £1 for the compost! 

*  No more tiresome decisions!  *   No more hassle!  *  Let Abbey make you the baskets you have always wanted!  *

Portwest clothing is on sale - up to 50% off

Portwest jackets and fleeces are now up to  50% off - come and browse through the sale rail and grab a warm fleece or jacket at sale prices!

"The Sharpening" - dates for 2015

 "The Sharpening" will visit Abbey Garden Centre on the following dates:

Saturday 27 June

Saturday 25 July

Saturday 29 August

Sunday 27 September

Saturday 24 October

Saturday 28 November

Saturday 19 December

Come to Abbey with your blunt items and get them sharpened!  Items such as flat mower blades, shears, loppers, knives, scissors, secateurs, chisels, axes, planes etc.  Prices vary depending on item, from £2 upwards.  Hunt through your shed, or kitchen drawer, and come visit Abbey Garden Centre on his next visit to us on Sunday 24 May.

 

 

NEW IN - brand new range of garden furniture and chairs!

   
         
   

New in, a brand new range of garden furniture - bistro sets, garden benches and anti-gravity reclining chairs (which are ridiculously comfy!).  Also "helicopter" chairs plus cushions to laze in the sunshine for that touch of decadence!  We have colourful "director's chairs" that are light and foldable, also Iowa chairs in blue and white rattan-effect for a retro feel.

See our Facebook page for the full album of pictures! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abbey-Garden-Centre/117588375016295?ref=bookmarks

Slug Gone Wool Pellets

Slug Gone pellets were extremely popular last year - they are wool pellets that form a felt-like mat that absorbs moisure from the slug's foot, making it difficult for the slug to cross it.  The wool also contains abrasive particles which irritate the slug's foot creating a natural barrier.  The wool mat also acts as a mulch, keeping moisture in and weeds out.  Slug Gone is a natural, biodegradable protein fibre which releases nitrogen, potassium, sulphur and other trace elements essential for plant growth.  They are also safer than slug pellets for homes with cats, dogs and other pets.  Why not give them a try?!

 

Wet and Forget NOW IN!

Wet and Forget  - NOW IN!  For those of you who haven't heard of Wet and Forget, it is an ingenious solution that you paint on areas that normally get covered in mould, moss or lichen etc, ie paving slabs, walls, pots, even boats!  It has a unique combination of biodegradable selective surfactants for moss & mould removal on absolutely any exterior surface.  When diluted with water and applied, it immediately attacks that unsightly moss, mould and grime. Each time it rains, this safe, cleansing combination reactivates to help flush the moss, mould and grime without scouring the surface it has infested.

*  Non caustic. Non acidic  *

*  No bleach. No water blasting  *

*  No elbow grease!  *

A gentle reminder to our doggy friends .....

Abbey Garden Centre is a dog-friendly site, we love to stop and say hello to our 4-legged visitors, even in our Cafe, on the green-floored area, but here is just a gentle reminder of our dog rules!

 

 

** Be the first to see our new video! **

PLEASE CLICK on the link below to watch our fabulous new video, made by the very talented Luke Parker, promoting Abbey Garden Centre!  Do pop by and let us know what you think of it!

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Maidenhead Aquatics 01329 841770

Aquarium and Watergarden Centre stocking a great selection of tanks, RO Water, tropical fish, marine fish, Koi Carp and Gold Fish.

Ponds, pond liners, pumps, accessories, plants and food. Challenge our knowledgeable experts with your queries and dilemmas!

Make it a Gift with our Gift Wrapping Service

Ask for it to be Gift Wrapped for only £1.00*

  

* Available most days, and may involve a wait.