The start of a new growing season!

There is an a real buzz here at Stewarts Abbey, as a new delivery of herbaceous plants has arrived!  It's not QUITE Spring yet, but this definitely heralds the start of a new growing season!  We have 9cm square pots that are £2.65 each, or 5 for £10.00 - which is very good value. Plants look a lot better if planted in odd numbers, say a group of 3, or 5 for real impact.  We have a large range of herbaceous favourites such as Geums, Iberis, Leucanthemums, Lupins, Salvia, Scabiosa, Coreopsis, Monarda and much more!  They are hardy and perennial, so plant now to get them settled in ready to look fabulous in the summer!

It's time for BULBS!

As well as our new Herbaceous pots, we've also had our first delivery of potted BULBS!!!  We have various types of Narcissus, from the smaller "Tete a Tete" to the larger "Jetfire", plus Bluebells, Aconites, Crocus, Tulips and of course, SNOWDROPS, in the green, ready to plant!

9cm green pots are £2.50 each

or 5 for £10.00 

New in - Selection of First Early, Second Early and Main Crop Potatoes

NEW IN!

First Early Potatoes - sow from Feb to April; crops June/July - varieties include Arran Pilot, Duke of York, Pentland Javelin, Premiere, Rocket, Swift

Second Early Potatoes - sow March to late May; crops July/Aug - varieties are Wilja and Charlotte

Main Crop Potatoes - sow March to mid May; crops Aug/Oct - varieties include Desiree, Pink Fir Apple, Maris Piper, King Edward, 

Loyalty Card Offer: Soft Fruit, Buy One Get One Half Price!

We have a large selection of soft fruit in, and it is an ideal time of year to get them established ready for next year.  We have Blackcurrants, Redcurrants, Blackberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Gojiberries, Loganberries, Tayberries, Honeyberries and Gooseberries, including the almost spineless Captivator Gooseberry.  

Loyalty Card holders can get them Buy One Get One Half Price (cheapest one half price)   If you havent got a Loyalty Card, pop by our tills and sign up for one, to be eligible for our special loyalty offers and points that add up to give you a discount on future purchases.  Tuesdays are Quadruple Points Day!

Loyalty Card Offer No. 2: Rhododendrons - Buy One Get One Half Price!

Rhododendrons, popular for their rapid growth and abundant purple flowers, were bred in Victorian times and very widely planted, but have since gained a reputation as being a bit of a bully, which is rather unfair, as if kept in check, they are an invaluable plant in the garden!  

They have glorious flowers in the Spring, and they are also evergreen, so provide an excellent background for summer colour, and they prefer ericaceous (acid) soil, so keep in a pot if you are unsure as to the pH of your garden soil, or dig plenty of ericaceous soil in when planting.  Put them in a sheltered, lightly shaded spot and they will be very happy.  They come in a huge range of colours, from purples, pinks to pure white.  The variagated ones pictured above are particularly stunning!

Rhododendrons are Buy One Get One Half price (cheapest one half price) for Loyalty Card holders.  If you havent got a Loyalty Card, pop by our tills and sign up for one, to be eligible for our special loyalty offers and points that add up to give you a discount on future purchases.  Tuesdays are Quadruple Points Day!

NEW IN - Blue Glass bird bath!

New in, this stunning blue glass bird bath is a work of art!  Made by the same people as the stunning poppy table, right, it really would look fabulous on a patio, and the water would be appreciated by the birds all year round!

 Both are only £19.99!

 

Large selection of thermal boots and wellington boots

     

We have an extensive range of Wellington boots and thermal boots now in.  The Premium welly boot in Navy is £19.99, the green reinforced toe boots are £27.99, Neoprene Wellingtons are £59.99, and traditional green welly boots are just £10.99.  The Thermal boots deserve a special mention - a tough rubber boot with a neoprene upper, which makes it extremely comfy, and has Thinsulate fleece insulation to ensure toasty toes!  These Thermal boots are £34.99, and really do work!

Boot stand, for 2 pairs or 4 pairs

Now you have a nice new pair of Wellington boots, you need somewhere to store them tidily!  Why not try this Boot Stand, in 2 sizes, one for 2 pairs and a Family Boot Stand that holds 4 pairs of boots.  It stores them upside down, to let the mud dry off the bottom of the boot, and to discourage creepy crawlies from using your boots as a home!  The 2 pair Boot Stand is £22.99 and the 4 pair Boot Stand is £42.00.

Solar Colour Changing windchime light - REDUCED!

This gorgeous colour-changing windchime light is solar powered, so it's as easy as pie to simply hang it in your garden and watch it glow!  It was £14.99, but has now been reduced to just £9.99, and would make an IDEAL GIFT for that tricky person who has everything!  

Clocks for the garden or conservatory

          

We have a variety of clocks suitable for the garden, including the very popular bird clocks, which flew (pardon the pun!) off the shelves last year!  Also a clock that incorporates a thermometer too, and also a barometer/thermometer, which is new this year.  Prices vary, from £9.99 upwards, depending on style. 

Realistic wood-effect stone sleepers!

Bob the Shed (he loves being called that!) is chuffed to bits with the new range of Meadowview stone that's come in - they are stone sleepers that look exactly like planks of wood, so realistic they even have pretend woodworm holes and wood knots in them!  So you get the effect of a wooden sleeper, but with the practicality and durability of stone!  Also wood-effect round stepping stones too!

     

 

"No Grow" non-germinating bird food mix

 

As Winter has finally arrived, it's time to start thinking of our feathered friends, and what delicious nibbles you can offer them in your garden!  We have a large selection here at Abbey Garden Centre, from suet blocks, fat balls, peanuts, nyger seeds, and a large variety of bird seeds.  One seed that is VERY popular amongst gardeners is the NON-GERMINATING bird seed mix!  This feed WON'T germinate and seed itself below your bird feeder - a problem that can be very annoying to a gardener!  Many of the bags have an extra 25% extra free in them at the moment!  Some come along and stock up on seed to feed the birds through the coming months!

Artificial hedging and artificial grass now in!

 

NEW IN!  Extendable, artificial hedging!  2m x 1m, ideal to provide instant privacy, or cover unsightly areas such as wheelie bins etc.  This is a much thicker plastic leaf than hedging that we've sold before! £45.99. 

 

We also now stock 2 sizes of artificial grass, for covering those very difficult areas, or simply for ease of maintenance - no cutting, feeding, weeding etc!

Fruit and Ornamental trees

Visit Soon for the best choice of All Types of Tree!

NEW IN!!!!  Fruit: On Various Rootstocks 

Pears, Quinces, Medlar, Apples, Cherries, Damsons, Gages Mirabelles, Plums etc.  

Ornamental:   Flowering Cherries, Sorbus, Mountain Ash, Magnolias, Acers, Crataegus, Malus to name just a few!

Large Selection of Trees for The Smaller Garden, and of course lots of good gardening advice.

Donation point for the Rainbow Centre

Abbey Garden Centre is pleased to announce that it is now a Donation Drop-off Point for the The Rainbow Centre, a charity in Fareham that supports children and adults with disabilities.  Just inside our main gates, on the left, next to Bob's shed, is a black wheelie bin, clearly labelled with the Rainbow Centre logo.  Please feel free to drop off bagged items, such as good quality clothes (especially ladies' evening wear), bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, ornaments, books, CDs and DVDs,  games and puzzles, toys, bric-a-brack, in fact anything that can be sold to raise funds for such a worthwhile charity.  Click on the link here: http://www.rainbowcentre.org/to read more about the fabulous things The Rainbow Centre achieves. 

Wet and Forget - selling fast!

This fabulous product is selling fast, as word is getting out at how GREAT it is at getting rid of mould, algae and lichen!  It is so simple to use - simply dilute in a garden sprayer, and apply to paving slabs, paths, the sides of pots, greenhouses, wooden fences, conservatories, boats, in fact anywhere where mould and algae collects.  Just look at the "before" and "after" photo below, to show the results that can be obtained!  Wet & Forget has a unique combination of biodegradable selective surfactants for moss, mould and gunge removal on any exterior surface. Each time it rains, this safe, cleansing combination reactivates to help remove the mould without any scouring or effort needed!  A large 5 litre concentrate bottle is £29.99, but diluted down makes up 30 litres of product.  

Abbey's Café - you can have our delicious breakfasts SOONER!

GOOD NEWS!!

Due to high demand for our delicious, freshly cooked-to-order breakfasts, we are pleased to announce we are now serving at an earlier time of 9am Monday-Saturdays and 9.30am on Sundays.  So now your rumbling tummies won't have to wait so long for a tasty cooked breakfast - see you soon! 

A plea for BOOKS!!

BOOKS NEEDED!! A plea for help! As many of you know, our Café sells donated books for 50p each to raise money for various charities. Our current cause is Wave 105's Cash for Kids campaign, to help local children in our area, and we have so far raised an amazing £150 thanks to our generous customers! But we need MORE BOOKS to sell, as we are running very short! PLEASE have a look through your bookshelves and bring in any you no longer need/have read, and for 50p a book you could find some new ones!

Terrific Terracotta!

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! 

   

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!

 

 

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.

** 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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