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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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Autumn and Winter Bedding Plants

Published: 10th October, 2018
Ready planted winter bedding containers

When summer flowering plants come to an end, the garden can start to lose its colour and need some brightening up.  Early Autumn is the ideal time to plant winter bedding plants, perfect for adding life to your garden during the winter months. Most winter bedding remains dormant during the coldest part of the winter and will flower in…

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Growing fruit trees successfully

Published: 26th September, 2018
Successful fruit tree growing

Imagine growing and picking your very own delicious fruit. Well why not? Autumn is the ideal time to plant fruit trees as they are available as dormant bare rooted plants which makes handling them exceptionally easy.  You don’t necessarily need huge amounts of space to create your own little orchard – there are plenty of…

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Autumn feeding in your garden

Published: 12th September, 2018
Rhododendron-Azalea

Many gardeners think of spring and summer as the principal feeding season for their plants. But in the UK where we experience relatively mild, wet winters, even though growth does slow down our plants do continue to grow and develop using energy to establish roots instead of flowers, fruit or leaves and therefore require an…

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Sedum – Planting for autumn colour

Published: 29th August, 2018
Growing sedum

If you are looking for a perennial that is exceptionally easy to grow and gives a long lasting beautiful colour flowering display well into Autumn, then Sedum is an ideal choice. Its structure even adds interest into the Winter months. Sedum, commonly known as Stonecrops, vary greatly in colour and size, as well as in…

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