We have re-organised our tunnels so that we now have a GROW YOUR OWN TUNNEL. It is full of vegetable plants, strawberry plants, fruit canes, salad plants, herbs and tomato plants. Paul, David and Richard have even built a cage to keep the pigeons off! If you are looking for fruit trees they can be found along the side of the tunnel but please ask if you cannot see what you are looking for. We have lots more in pots in our growing area.
We still lots of varieties in stock. Although most of the First Earlies are sold, we still have Second Earlies, Maincrop and Salad seed potatoes. If you are unsure about how to plant then we can help you.
PICK and MIX POTATOES
You can buy 10 seed potatoes for £3. You can pick any mixture of quantities of any variety. That way you should be able to try out new varieties and also extend your growing season.
We also sell by the 2.5kg bag for those of you who have firm favourites!
We have lots of summer bulbs just waiting to be planted. There are lilies, dahlias and nerines to name a few. We have also put together a special offer. There are collections available which show you how to use layered planting to create a wonderful effect in a pot. We have put together the planter, bulb fibre and bulb pack at a reduced price. All you have to do is choose whether you would like a 'Pink Collection', 'Dark Collection' or 'Bold Collection'.
Don't forget that we grow most of our plants here on site at Kiln Farm. We have potted up hundreds of shrubs and perennials and now that the weather is warming up they are coming on nicely on our beds. We also grow all the usual summer bedding favourites such as geraniums, fuchsias, surfinias, salvias and marigolds. There are too many to mention here. They are all tucked up in the warm tunnels at the moment to escape the frost.
We had this year's lambs in the terrible weather in February. This is a picture of our first lamb who had to be called Snowy! Her brother was a black lamb and our Facebook poll chose the name Sooty for him. It was a rough time for sheep and for Ralph, the farm manager, but all our lambs are doing well now and out on the field behind the nursery. We have an additional 12 lambs who, for one reason or another, did not thrive with their mothers. We hand reared them all and now they are in a separate pen on the farm. Ruth calls it the school room. It is rather noisy because they always associate us with food, so they come running to see us, baaing loudly!
Don't forget to bring your hanging baskets and containers for Ruth to fill! Bring the empty baskets in from April and she will fill for May. When you come in we take all your details, give you a price and find out exactly how you would like your baskets to look.