Bulbs, Winter Bedding, and Trees

We hope you’ve had a fantastic summer, and that we can squeeze a bit more out of it as we approach the onset of autumn. We’ve had a wonderfully busy time at Rowan, helped along by glorious weather, not to mention lots of healthy plants and happy customers.

We’re not ones for lists of Things To Do’ in the garden, but autumn is a very busy time in the gardening year. Do as much or as little as you like from planting bulbs, tidying borders, trimming hedges, lawn care, planting trees, shrubs and hedging, mulching and of course, tidying leaves.


New in store are the spring flowering bulbs. Alison definitely had a dose of ‘Kidinasweetshopitis’ when ordering the bulbs this year. We have thousands! We have sorted them according to type and suitability to help you choose but just ask if you need advice on selection. There are daffodils, tulips, crocus, iris, alliums, bulbs for naturalising in woodland and meadows and varieties particularly suited for outdoor pots. Plus of course, bulbs for indoor pots such as hyacinths and Paperwhites which you can plant so they are flowering at the end of December, if you know when we mean.


Some of you will still have fantastic pots and baskets, but for those who have not been able to keep up with the watering and dead heading, they may be a little tired. We will have our first pansies and violas in by the second week in September and hopefully by the end of the first, so if your pots and baskets need freshening, it won’t be long. Don’t forget to buy some spring bulbs which will peep through in spring and add another dimension. Try three different ones for early, mid and late season interest to make the most of them. We have mixed packs of bulbs with this in mind, or choose your own.


Hundreds of new trees arrived this week and they are now on display for all to see. They look stunning and there is great variety. If you fancy an apple tree now is a good time to choose as they are fruiting. Try before you buy.

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