Now Open pets & aquatics department

After months of hard work we are pleased to announce that our newly renovated pets and aquatics  department is now open.

With 80 + stocked aquariums of tropical, cold water and  pond fish with popular fish as well as unusual species you’ve probably never heard of.

The Pets & Aquatics area is a haven for animal lovers and has everything you’ll ever need for your furry,  slippery or scaly friends!

Staffed by a team of knowledgeable staff, we can offer advice on all aspects of keeping animals – from providing a comfortable home to ensuring they remain happy and healthy in your care.

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Sledges, Shovels, Rock Salt

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Features image for rock salt sledges snow shovels

For those extra snowy and extra cold times…

 We stock a large amount of rock salt throughout the winter to stop you from getting too icey in them colder times.

For those that prefer going out and making the most of the snow in the season, we also stock sledges, enjoy hours of fun in the snow, just don’t fall off.

If snow games isn’t your thing we also stock a variety of snow shovels, even in the heavier snowing times you can rest assured your snow shovel will see you through.

Jobs to do in January

January in the garden
A new year and new beginnings, whatever is going on in the wider world the garden is constant joy as it changes through the year.  Working in the vegetable garden or on the allotment gives a huge uplift to the spirit especially as you gather in the crops you have grown. Get your children involved in the garden by giving them a small area to tend and pass on your enthusiasm for gardening.

January is a good time to take stock of the garden and make plans for the coming year.  Keeping a diary of the successes and failures in the garden is a great idea to so that you avoid repeating the mistakes you made in the garden, and more to the point develop on your successes. Use it to record sowing dates, varieties used and harvest dates. Use it too to make notes of your friends gardening successes or things you see when you visit gardens. If you like visiting gardens have a look at the National Garden Scheme website . Across the UK gardens of all shapes and sizes open to the public for charity under the NGS banner.

The end of January sees the arrival of seed potatoes. The range of varieties can seem daunting – but don’t be afraid to ask for help.

January can see the pesky pigeon eating the leaves of cabbages, sprouts and sprouting broccoli. To protect the place netting strung tautly over the top of the crops and down the sides.

Start to prepare Rhubarb for forcing. Select a root or two of rhubarb and add a mulch layer of material from your compost heap to around 15cm (6”) deep. Top off with a rhubarb forcer,  buckets or large pots to help force some early stems that will come through pink and tender.

Other things to do in the garden this month

  • Prune Apples, Pears, Currants and Gooseberries.
  • Cover beds with cloches or polythene to warm the soil ready for early sowing.
  • Sow early veg under cover: for example, Leeks, Onions , Strawberries, Tomatoes and Broad Beans.
  •  Take root cuttings from perennials including oriental poppies, pulsatilla and echinops.
  • Keep a check on newly planted roses and shrubs.
  • Put out food and water for wild birds.
  • Aerate lawn taking care not to stand on waterlogged areas.
  • Keep plants in containers protected from frost and check weekly to see whether they need watering.
  • Feed established trees in late January with Growmore Garden Fertiliser.

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Emma Bridgewater

Emma Bridgewater at Woodbank Nurserires - Giftware

Emma Bridgewater, is the most popular home-made pottery, its beautiful and unique designs makes it stand out from the crowd. Here at Woodbank Nurseries and Garden Centre we are official stockists of the successful Emma Bridgewater collection. We have a large range for you to choose from.

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