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Gorgeous plants for Mother’s Day.

Published: 22nd March, 2017
Mothers day planters

Make your Mum feel amazing with a beautiful plant arrangement this Mother’s Day! Sunday 26th March On Mother’s Day children of all ages, young and old, treat their mums to express their gratitude and show just how much they love them. England was one of the first countries to establish the tradition. In the eighteenth…

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Christmas gifts for gardeners

Published: 15th December, 2016
Christmas gifts for gardeners

Christmas is rapidly approaching and if you’re still searching for that perfect present why not wow your gardening friends and family with a gift that they’ll really appreciate. Here are our top picks for Christmas gifts for gardeners: Tools New tools thrill every gardener. One of the gifts that all gardeners will love, and always…

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The History of the Christmas Tree

Published: 30th November, 2016
Queen Victorias Christmas tree

For many, one of the most enjoyable parts of Christmas is gathering around a fir tree with family to spend a few hours decorating it with baubles, lights and treats. It is perhaps one of the most integral parts of the Christmas tradition. And as with all traditions there is a history behind it. The…

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Planting Seed Potatoes for a Christmas Harvest

Published: 27th July, 2016
Growing seed potatoes for Christmas

Now is the time to start planting potatoes for Christmas. Of course your main crop potatoes basking out there in the sunshine, will still be delivering produce, and with the correct storage these would last until Christmas. But, there is nothing quite like having some tender new early potatoes to enjoy as part of your…

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Published: 16th December, 2015

This will be our last blog post for 2015 so we’d like to wish all of our customers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. All of the staff here at Henry Street Garden Centre would like to Thank You for your custom and support throughout 2015, and look forward to seeing you…

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Choosing the perfect Christmas tree

Published: 2nd December, 2015

It’s that special time of year again when millions of us will head out to purchase a Christmas Tree. Everybody has a different idea in their head as to what the perfect Christmas tree looks like. Here in the UK we buy over 8 million of them every year and there are three main varieties which…

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Christmas Wonderland is back!

Published: 18th November, 2015

Staff, volunteers – and elves – have been busy putting the final trim to our festive extravaganza and Christmas Wonderland is back at Henry Street Garden Centre. We’ve got bundles to offer this Christmas. Browse our wonderful collection of stylish decorations. There is something for everyone with a selection of décor themes from traditional to modern…

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How to grow Fuchsias. Visit the Reading & District Fuchsia Show.

Published: 15th July, 2015
How to grow Fuchsia

Hailing from South America Fuchsias are a great choice of plant for those people who like a touch of the exotic but aren’t necessarily the world’s greatest gardeners! They are exceptionally easy to grow. They come in a wonderful range of striking two-tone colours and will flower virtually all summer long from July to October.…

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Planting & caring for shrubs … And other jobs for the garden this Easter.

Published: 1st April, 2015
Rhododendron-Azalea

 It’s April, officially the start of British summertime. One minute it’s warm and then the next the grass is covered in a layer of frost! But it’s Easter weekend coming up, traditionally the start of the gardening season, and there is plenty that you can be getting on with even if the sun is being…

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Choosing, Preparing and Caring for your Real Christmas tree

Published: 3rd December, 2014
Christmas tree

Many people believe that Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a real Christmas tree. But real trees do require a little more care and attention than artificial ones. Here are a few tips on how to choose, prepare and care for your tree to ensure that you get maximum enjoyment from it into the New Year. When…

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