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10 tips for successful orchid growing

Published: 13th March, 2019
successful orchid growing

If you have never been successful with growing orchids – and there’s many of us out there who have struggled – don’t’ despair! With a little know how, orchids are surprisingly easy to care for. Here’s our guide on what and what not to do for successful orchid growing.   Don’t over-water orchids or leave…

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Prepare your garden for spring planting

Published: 27th February, 2019
getting garden ready for spring

Over the winter months when it’s cold and rainy many of us neglect our gardens. But the weather has been beautiful over the last few days and it’s a perfect time to get out there and start doing some work to prepare your garden for spring planting. A successful garden begins with lots of preparation…

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Grow your own potatoes in containers

Published: 13th February, 2019
Grow potatoes in containers

Growing your own potatoes at home is so easy. Why not grow some in containers this year? Potatoes are rewarding, delicious and nutritious and all you need to start is some seed potatoes easily purchased in any garden centre. Growing them in containers offers a number of advantages over direct sowing into the ground; there’s…

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Choosing the perfect houseplant for your home

Published: 30th January, 2019
choosing the perfect houseplant

To be successful with houseplants you cannot think of them as objects, you need to think of them as living beings. And amazing living beings at that. They take basic elements – water, minerals, light – and turn them into amazingly complex compounds and molecules which we as humans depend upon. Their ability to purify…

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Get involved with the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch!

Published: 16th January, 2019
Big Garden Birdwatch

The Big Garden Birdwatch is only a week away. Run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Big Garden Birdwatch, is now the world’s biggest wildlife survey. It’s an annual event which regularly attracts nearly half a million participants and the results enable scientists to monitor the changing fortunes of UK birds and other…

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Merry Christmas from us all at Henry Street Garden Centre!

Published: 19th December, 2018
Merry Xmas from Henry Street

Wishing all our customers old and new a very merry Christmas and best wishes for the year ahead! We find ourselves less than a week away from Christmas day and we’re left wondering, where on earth did that year go?! But what a fantastic year 2018 has turned out to be! It got off to…

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Real Christmas Trees

Published: 5th December, 2018
Real Xmas trees

 Bring the spirit of Christmas into your home this season with a real Christmas tree. Henry Street  Garden Centre’s finest quality real Christmas trees are now in store.  We have a range of different tree types in a variety of sizes. Browse around our Christmas tree forest under the protection of our covered area enabling…

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Choosing an artificial Christmas Tree

Published: 21st November, 2018
Artificial christmas trees

Ever since the late 19th Century when the tradition of the Christmas tree really took off, people have been developing artificial alternatives. The first artificial Christmas trees were developed in Germany and were made using goose or ostrich feathers that were dyed green. These feather extravaganzas were highly fashionable in the Edwardian period. Artificial trees…

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What to do with all those leaves?

Published: 7th November, 2018
Leaf mould

Nothing should go to waste in the garden and fallen leaves are no exception. At this time of year there are fallen leaves everywhere. Even those of us with very few trees find a substantial quantity in our gardens, where they get blown into every nook and cranny. This autumn glut can be a gardener’s…

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Spooky goings on at Henry Street – Pumpkin time!

Published: 24th October, 2018
Pumpkins for Halloween at Henry Street

Halloween is a time of celebration and spookiness. It’s nearly upon us, and supermarkets, greengrocers and garden centres, including Henry Street, are filled with walls of orange pumpkins and scary costumes. Modern Halloween dates back over 2000 years to the Irish festival Samhain, an ancient Celtic religious celebration to honour dead ancestors. This was celebrated…

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