Face Coverings at Thorngrove – Jan 2022

Customers may be aware that government guidelines in relation to face coverings has changed as of today. We kindly ask that all visitors to Thorngrove who are able to, please consider to continue wearing a face covering when in enclosed areas on site. Please be respectful of other visitors and staff. We welcome everyone through … Continue reading Face Coverings at Thorngrove – Jan 2022

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Eco-Friendly Thorngrove Greetings Cards!

Recent visitors to the shop will have seen we now have our very own Thorngrove greetings cards for sale! We’re so delighted to finally have these out there. Featuring beautiful original photography of plants from our site, the cards are printed right here in Dorset, using eco-friendly printing methods, all paper is from sustainable sources, … Continue reading Eco-Friendly Thorngrove Greetings Cards!

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Award winning staff!

A huge congratulations to Thorngrove staff Chris, Diane, and Martin. They all received certificates of excellence from South & South East in Bloom for their work towards Shaftesbury in bloom. We couldn’t be more proud and happy for them!

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January Vegetable Planting

Here’s the veg you can be sowing and harvesting this month! Indoor Sowing Aubergine Cabbage Cauliflower Leek Lettuce Onion Tomato Outdoor Sowing Broad Bean Pea Harvesting Artichoke (Jerusalem) Brussels Sprout Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower Chicory Kale Leek Lettuce Parsnip Swede

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Plant of the month – Camellias

Camellias Camellias are a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. They are found in Eastern and Southern Asia. From the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. Camellias are evergreen and Hardy, they like Ericaceous soil so make very good container plants. They like Full Sun to Partial shade There leaves are glossy and … Continue reading Plant of the month – Camellias

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In your garden – January 2022

Hello everyone! We hope you have all had a good Christmas and New year. For all you enthusiastic gardeners – here are a few jobs you can be doing to help with the boredom and give you a good start to your gardening calendar in 2022. Lets get started with things for the vegetable garden. … Continue reading In your garden – January 2022

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Secret Garden Café Christmas Opening Times

The café will be open on specific days only for the remainder of December. Please note below. : ) Wednesday 15th – Closed OPEN only following days: Thursday 16th Saturday 18th Sunday 19th Monday 20th Tuesday 21st Closed for Christmas break. Reopening Tuesday 4th January. We look forward to seeing you!

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Plant of the month – December

Our plant of the month for December is the poinsettia! – probably the most bought plant this time of the year! Their proper name is Euphorbia pulcherima and they originate from Mexico. They used to be mainly red but these days they come in lots of different colours , so why not come down to … Continue reading Plant of the month – December

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December in your garden…

Hi everyone! Here we are for the last time this year, and what a year it has been – with lots of ups and downs. Let’s finish on a festive and positive note – here are my last gardening tips for 2021! If your over wintering plants in your greenhouse, be sure to check your … Continue reading December in your garden…

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Nov 30th – Face coverings update

Customer notice. In line with the latest government requirements, face coverings will be compulsory in the indoor retail spaces at Thorngrove from tomorrow (29th Nov). We kindly ask all those who are able to, please adhere to this rule. We appreciate that all of our customers have continued to be considerate of others, and of … Continue reading Nov 30th – Face coverings update

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