Restrictions update – July 19th 2021

Dear customers, please note minor adjustments to our restrictions here at Thorngrove. We kindly ask all our visitors to remain respectful of all our staff and other visitors, and take precautions where necessary. We continue to maintain strict hygiene policies, and will keep following all guidance and adjust our own restrictions when applicable. Please keep … Continue reading Restrictions update – July 19th 2021

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Plant of the month – July

Alstroemeria (peruvian lily) Alstroemeria like well drained soil with plenty of organic matter. They like full sun but a sheltered position away from prevailing winds, they will grow in partial shade just check varieties but full shade will have an impact on flowering. They are also safe around animals such as cats and dogs. Propagation … Continue reading Plant of the month – July

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July…in your garden

Here we are again, the months are flying by the longest day has been and gone. We’ve been very busy here at Thorngrove planting up basket plants and hanging baskets for our customers. So here I am again doing tips for July to help keep your garden and plants looking good! Flowers Keep dead heading … Continue reading July…in your garden

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Plant of the month – June

Astrantia (masterworts) or ‘Hattie’s pincushion’ hardy perennial. Astrantia are clump forming herbaceous perennials with palmately lobed basal leaves and branched, erect wirey stems bearing compact umbrels of tiny flowers surrounded by a rosette of showy bracts. They do well in light shade and also in full sun if soil is kept moist. Astrantias also have … Continue reading Plant of the month – June

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June…in your garden

Summer looks to finally be arriving, and Chris has provided some brilliant tips and pests to look out for this month! Jobs to do in the garden in June Snip of dead rose heads and keep them sprayed for black spot. Start feeding and pinch out side shoots on your tomatoes Hoe borders regularly to … Continue reading June…in your garden

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Café Update

We’re pleased to confirm that from next Monday (17th May), the covered and heated patio area at The Secret Garden Café will have tables available for dining!   Under government guidelines, this area is classified as ‘indoors’ so we kindly ask all customers read the following information, but let us know if you have any … Continue reading Café Update

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Employ My Ability – Open Day

via Employ My Ability: Visit us this May and discover new opportunities for education and work experience. We’ll be hosting open days at our two campuses, The Walled Garden in Moreton, and Thorngrove Garden Centre in Gillingham, where you can meet the staff and students and see what we have to offer in education and … Continue reading Employ My Ability – Open Day

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Plant of the Month

Aquilegia, also known as Columbine, or Granny bonnets, are a delightful cottage garden perennial that are very easy to grow. The pretty flowers have spurred petals and comes in a good range of colour.   Aquilegia thrive well in light shade but will tolerate full sun .They grow in most soil conditions preferring a sandy … Continue reading Plant of the Month

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May…in your garden

May is probably one of the busiest months of the year in the gardens, and here at Thorngrove! So what’s there do do? Planting of pots and hanging baskets means lots of trips to your local garden centre to pick up all of your summer bedding plants and basket plants to make your garden look … Continue reading May…in your garden

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Hanging Basket Workshops 4th-7th May

Back for Spring 2021 and fully Covid safe. Once again next week we’ll be offering some very limited hanging basket workshops with Thorngrove expert Chris Francis! Create a beautiful hanging basket full of seasonal flowers and brighten up your home. Tickets are £5 for the demo, plus cost of basket and plants used that you … Continue reading Hanging Basket Workshops 4th-7th May

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