There’s nothing quite as satisfying as opening up your home composting bin or heap and finding some beautiful deep brown rich compost at its heart. At a time when climate change is coming more and more to the fore, there is no doubt that making your own compost is one of the most environmentally friendly things you can do in your garden, and not only this, but it helps your garden to improve to boot! What’s not to like?
Our September gardening tips and jobs mark the start of meteorological autumn; the soil is still warm, and perhaps a little more moist, making it a good time to plant some Spring flowering bulbs. Day lengths start to markedly shorten this month, so growth rates slow, and time in the garden becomes a little more limited.
Ever considered growing potatoes, garlic, onions or shallots? You can buy everything you need to get started at Earlswood now.
Seed potatoes, onion sets, shallots and garlic now available!
Read on for our guide to growing potatoes, onions and garlic – how to plant and care for these so that you can enjoy some delicious home grown vegetables in a few months time!
At Earlswood we only sell top grade real cut and potted Christmas trees which we are confident can last well throughout the season. A cut tree is essentially like a bunch of cut flowers – in order to get the best from your tree and ensure it lasts well, follow our simple tips for real Christmas tree care and it will do you proud!
After a long summer of dry periods and intense sun, your lawn may be looking a little tired. Autumn (September/October) is an ideal time to do some lawn care to get it ready for Winter whilst the soil is still warm, and there’s more rain around.
Read on to find out step by step how autumn lawn care will get your lawn in great shape for Winter and ready for some lush new growth next Spring!
Phalaenopsis orchids, or “moth orchids” are the most common type of orchids grown in homes. It’s easy to see why – once you’re used to caring for them, they can provide years of pleasure with repeated blooming of elegant flowers that can last for months at a time.
In this blog, I’ll tell you more about them and share what I’ve learnt from my own experience about how to get the best from them.
SInce the launch of our larger houseplant area outside our cafe entrance, we’ve been looking for some more unusual plants to showcase and sell. I absolutely love orchids, and one of the most impressive and interesting types we stock are Vanda orchids.
In this blog, i’ll tell you more about them – how vanda orchids grow and orchid care tips if you buy one for your home. As is often the case with orchids, after an initial investment to buy them and time to learn how to care for them, vanda orchids can go on providing great value through months of beautiful blooms year after year.
Grow Potatoes now for harvesting for dinner on Christmas Day!
NOW ON SALE – seed potatoes ready for planting now (July/August) and harvesting about 12 weeks later.
Read on for instructions on how to plant and care for these so that you can enjoy some delicious new potatoes in late Autumn or even at Christmas time.
We’re delighted to have launched our improved houseplant area outside our cafe entrance. We hope that our new displays which combine different types of houseplants with a wide range of decorative cover pots, give you inspiration to add a few new houseplants to your home.
In this update we’ve summarised the main categories of houseplants we’re now stocking, together with the typical spots in your home that they might be suitable for. Look out for more houseplant updates and tips over the coming weeks!