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Christmas is almost here!

Published: 13th December, 2017

Christmas is just around the corner, the shops are full of festive cheer and smiling shoppers, drinks are flowing at work Christmas parties and even the snow has made an appearance! If you’ve still got a myriad of preparations to do and things to buy, don’t worry – we have everything to make Christmas super special here…

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How to create the perfect Christmas tree

Published: 29th November, 2017
How to decorate the perfect christmas tree

The countdown to Christmas has begun and many of us are thinking about getting the tree down from the loft or heading off to the garden centre for a real one. In our blog, we hope to be able to inspire you to build your best-ever, show-stopping Christmas tree with some easy tips and great…

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The Wonderful World of Orchids

Published: 15th November, 2017
Orchids

This month at Henry Street Garden Centre we are celebrating the beauty and elegance of orchids. Though they may look extremely exotic and mysterious, orchids are in fact one of the most successfully evolved and adaptable of plants.  With more than 25,000 species in the wild, they are the biggest of all the flowering plant…

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Elf on the shelf has arrived!

Published: 1st November, 2017
Elves misbehavin badly

Dare we say it, but Christmas is just around the corner! And that means Santa’s Scout Elves are back to serve as his eyes and ears in homes around the world, and help him manage his list of who is naughty and who is nice. Elf on the shelf is a special Scout Elf sent…

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Planting trees in autumn

Published: 11th October, 2017
autumn trees in the garden

Autumn is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. The temperature may be dropping and the nights are getting darker, but it also comes with a breath-taking array of berries & stunning foliage in magical hues of reds, oranges and yellows. Our gardens may be approaching their dormant…

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Propagate Your Favourite Plants By Taking Cuttings

Published: 27th September, 2017
taking cuttings to propagate plants

September/October is the ideal time to take cuttings from your favourite strains of tender perennials to increase your stock for next spring or to make sure they live on if the parent plants do not survive the winter. There are a large number of plants that can be propagated from cuttings; Examples include Pelargoniums, Fuschias,…

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Spring starts here! Spring flowering bulbs

Published: 13th September, 2017
Spring flowering bulbs

It’s difficult to think about winter being just around the corner, but the summer IS coming to an end and it’s time to start thinking Spring. Spring bulbs are now flooding into the stores and online outlets with hundreds of varieties to choose from and should be planted over the next two months for dazzling…

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Collecting seeds from your flowering plants

Published: 30th August, 2017
Collecting seeds from flowering plants

It’s so rewarding to propagate your own flowers and it can be really easy and inexpensive by collecting your own seeds. It will allow you to keep your garden constantly replenished, year after year, for next to no cost.  It does however have to be done at the right time. Too early and the seeds…

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How to deadhead plants

Published: 9th August, 2017
Deadheading plants to encourage growth

Keep borders, flower beds, hanging baskets and pots in your garden looking fuller for longer with just a little deadheading care. Deadheading is the removal of any spent blossoms and seed pods from your perennials and annuals and it’s carried out for a couple of reasons. First of all, once the flower is spent it…

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How to get rid of Vine Weevils

Published: 26th July, 2017
how to get rid of vine weevils

Vine weevils are a dreaded garden pest in many ornamental crops as well as strawberries and other fruit crops. Adult vine weevils are about 7-10mm long, brownish black and have dull yellow spots on their back. They feed on the leaves of plants at night taking round bites out of the leaves from the edge.…

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