Chalk Tuesdays - entertain your little ones!

The summer holidays have only just started, and already your little ones are starting to get under your feet, and you think "what can I do to entertain them, that doesn't cost the earth?!"  Why not pop down to Abbey Garden Centre on a Tuesday, for "Chalk Tuesdays", throughout August.  There will be four, 8ft chalkboards for your budding Picassos or Monets to decorate, whilst YOU can take a break in our Café with a well-deserved cuppa and a slice of cake!  Tuesdays are also Quadruple Points Day for Loyalty Card Holders, so an extra reason to visit us on a Tuesday!

Loyalty Card Offer - Climbing Campsis just £7.99!

This week's Loyalty Card Offer is the wonderful plant, Campsis, also known as the Trumpet Vine or Creeper Vine.  It is a late flowering climber that should be planted against a sunny wall, where it can reach an eventual height and spread of 30ft in 10 years. It is considered frost hardy, but should be in a sheltered position in a south or south west aspect, against a wall, where it can cling by means of small aerial stem roots. They have wonderful trusses of trumpet-shaped flowers in red, orange and yellow.  We have Campsis radicans "Flamenco" which is a lovely red colour, Campsis radicans "Mmme Galen" which is a more orangey-red, and also Campsis radicans "Flava" which is a brilliant yellow.

Was £9.99, but just £7.99 for Loyalty Card Customers!  If you haven't got a Loyalty Card yet, 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!

Fantastic Fuchsias are FIFTY PENCE this weekend!

50p!   50p!   50p!   50p!   50p!

We have stocks of Fuchsias that MUST GO, so this weekend we have having a weekend special deal (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday) where Fuchsias are down to JUST 50p a pot!!!  (Were £1.99, then £1.00, and now just 50p!!!)  Come and grab this cheerful, flowering beauty while we still have them!

Autumn seed potatoes NOW IN!

 

Autumn seed potatoes are NOW IN!  Plant them now to have them crop of new potatoes in time for Christmas!  We have "Charlotte" and "Maris Peer" at £2.99 for a bag of 9.  They are always very popular and fly off the shelves, so if you want them, come and get them swiftly!

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. 

Site-Grown £1.99 plants REDUCED to just £1.00 each!!

All £1.99 bedding plants that we grow here, on-site, have been SLASHED to just £1.00 a pot!   There is plenty of time to add some colour to your borders, pots or baskets with some bright and colourful bedding plants!  Come and grab some Geraniums, fetch some Fuchsias, pick some Petunias and catch some Calibrachoas while you can!   

 

Large range of Regatta clothing now in!

We have a fresh range of Regatta jackets now in, that will appeal to people of all ages and tastes!  Lots of bright, funky colours, and all and GREATLY REDUCED PRICES!!

This fantastically nautical, waterproof and windproof "Grace" jacket is just £30 (RRP £65) This funky "Andreson" jacket is ideal for sports and is bang on trend, and comes in bright pink with maroon side panels, and grey with black side panels. Just £40 (RRP £80)
 
This "Trissie" fleece tailored jacket is ideal for a smarter look, with the comfort of fleece! Just £30 (RRP £60)  This "Delia" fleece is an absolute steal at just £20 (RRP£35) - it's cowl neck really makes it stand out!  

 

MORE PRICES SLASHED!

~  Abbey is having a SUMMER BLITZ on prices!  All one litre black "summer bedding" and "Confetti" pots are reduced from £2.99 to just £1.99 a pot!  These beautiful Petunias can be yours for just £1.99 to brighten up your day!  You can surely find a space in your garden for them?!

~  Also, all home-grown £1.99 bedding plants are still reduced at just £1 a pot - see below for details.

Come along to Abbey and add some COLOUR to your garden for summer!

Kind words for our planting-up service :)


   


We were thrilled to get an email and photos from a customer, who was very happy with the hanging baskets and bicycle planter that we potted up for her.  "Lovely colourful baskets and planter made by Abbey Garden Centre.  A summer delight!  Many thanks."  - Mary C,  London  We are glad you like them, Mary!  If you have your own particular baskets or containers, we are happy to fill them for you, with your colour and plant choices! 

GOLD at HAMPTON COURT

The Garden for Crohn's Disease at Hampton Court in which our colleague Scott was involved in creating won a GOLD MEDAL and BEST IN CATEGORY (Presentation right)

The Charity's Patron, Ronnie Wood, dropped in to say "Hi" (left Scott and Ron)

 http://www.boweldisease.org.uk/

Wall mounted Tool Rack now just £9.99!

These very useful, wall-mounted tool racks are now greatly reduced.  Ideal for hanging a shovel, hoe or fork, it also comes with a handy shelf and basket, for all your knick-knacks!  Your shed will never look so tidy!

RRP is £19.99, now just £9.99!

If you're looking for that "Eureka" light bulb moment, we have it!

 

Another popular item is BACK IN STOCK!  These "Eureka light bulbs" are authentic-looking solar light bulbs that charge up during the day and glow softly at night.  Ideal for hanging from the lower branches of a tree, or from bird feeder hooks, maybe?  Just £2.99 each.

Hozelock irrigation supplies for your summer watering needs

          

 

New Hozelock irrigation supplies are now in.  We now have a wide selection of connectors, drip fittings, end pieces etc.  We also have a choice of 3 controllers - one that comes on at sunrise and sunset, via a daylight sensor, one that comes on at sunrise and sunset, AND on specific days.  But for those real techno-geeks out there, there is the Cloud Controller kit that you can control via an app on your phone! Even if you are away from home, you can control the watering from the app!  This is gardening for the 21st century!

X Hose - Expanding Hose - as seen on TV!

We now stock the very clever X Hose - it expands up to 3 times it's original size, it is lightweight, and NEVER KINKS!!  (a problem with hosing that personally drives me mad!)  It contracts back to normal size in seconds, and has durable, universal fittings and a tap adaptor is included.  It comes in 3 sizes - 50ft is £29.99, 75ft is £39.99 and 100 ft (pictured above) is £49.99.  The tough hook on which to hang the hose is £9.99.  Click HERE  to see a video of the hose "in action"!

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.  

Our Café garden is a real sun-trap!

Customers have been taking advantage of our Café courtyard the last few weeks, which offers sunshine and shade, depending on where you sit! (we also have parasols if you prefer shade!)  Our sheltered Café garden is a very pleasant area to enjoy this fabulous weather we've been having - why not come for a coffee, or lunch, and see for yourself?!  We do a wide variety of hot lunches, freshly made sandwiches to order, and a range of cakes and crisps.

Posh wellies! - William Morris wellies!

These stunning new Wellington boots are sure to make you stand out from the crowd! The designs are based on pictures by famous artist William Morris - his most famous fabric design is called the Strawberry Thief, also a green print called Honeysuckle Garden, and these feature on the wellingtons (£34.99), tool bag (£14.99) and tote bags - a mere £7.99! We also have gardening gloves and hand tools.  Come along and see for yourselves!

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 will be starting serving at an earlier time of 9am Monday-Saturdays and 9.30am on Sundays.  (Starting from Monday 9th May).  So now your rumbling tummies won't have to wait so long for a tasty cooked breakfast - see you soon! 

Gardening Gloves to protect your hands!

     

     We have a large range of gardening gloves by Briers - the multi-packs are the most economical way of buying gardening gloves, as you always need several pairs at a time!  The new "Falling Flowers" triple pack are very good value at just £4.99 - for 3 pairs - bargain!!  They also come as Rigger gloves, with leather fingertips, for those tough jobs in the garden - just £5.99 for a twin pack.   Also rippled Latex-palmed gloves in various colours for just £6.00 for 3 pairs - mix and match the colours!  Finally, mens' triple pack gloves in a very eye-catching black and yellow, for just £4.99!!  So now he has no excuse not to prune your Roses!  

Gardening clogs - the ideal "back door" shoe!

You MUST try on these excellent gardening slip-on clogs!  They are the IDEAL back-door shoe, so easy to pop on when you go in the garden!  NEW IN, the lovely "Falling Flowers" range that matches the Falling Flowers gardening gloves!  They come in a very pretty purple or pink floral design, as well as the more traditional green clogs (that I have myself, and they are RIDICULOUSLY comfy!)  Just £9.99!!

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!

"The Sharpening" - next visit is Saturday, 30 Julyl

Dates for 2016

Saturday 30 July Saturday 20 August
Saturday 24 September  

 

"The Sharpening" will be returning to Abbey Garden Centre on SATURDAY 30 July!!!   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 The Sharpening at Abbey Garden Centre.

Beautiful bird bath, or beautiful ornament? You decide!

                      

Just look at the stunning colours on this beautiful Peacock bird bath - or is it a highly decorative ornament to grace any conservatory?  You decide!  It is GLASS (not resin),HAND PAINTED in the most gorgeous peacock colours of royal blue, purple and green, and would look ideally at home as a bird bath on your patio, or in your conservatory/porch!  At just £19.99 they are sure to fly off the shelves!  UPDATE:  our first batch SOLD OUT, but now we have MORE STOCK IN!!!

             

Why not buy the matching Peacock doormat to go with the bird bath?  Or maybe a beautiful butterfly mat, or for those who have dogs/cats - a "please wipe your paws" doormat?!!  Fully weather resistant coir with PVC backing, and just £9.99!

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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