Get 20% off everything at Bonmarche!

bonmarch sale

 

Customers who are signed up to the free Bonmarché Bonus club get 20% off everything at Bonmarché Carnon Downs Garden Centre between Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th May.

What’s more, all customers who purchase in-store during this 3-day spectacular will also have the chance to win a seaside summer break courtesy of Warner Leisure Hotels and many more fantastic prizes.

Bonus club membership is free and you can join on the day to benefit from the discount.

Terms and conditions: 20% off is valid in-store between Tuesday 17th May – Thursday 19th May 2016, when you spend £20 or more and present a valid Bonmarche Bonus club card. Discount excludes gift cards.

We sell HTA Gift vouchers

vouchers

 

Garden gift vouchers make the perfect present for anyone who has a love of gardening & plants. HTA Gift vouchers can be purchased from us in store or online here – http://www.thevouchergarden.co.uk/. The only things you cant use them against are our concession stores.

 

What to do with your pond this month

pond

 

There are many beautiful plants which enjoy a damp spot, such as Iris ensata ‘Katy Mendez’, left. Tidy and mulch with composted bark or garden compost.

Thin out, cut back or divide excessive new growth on established aquatic plants. You can still plant new aquatic plants this month. Plant vigorous specimens in aquatic plant baskets to contain them. Top the surface with a layer of gravel to prevent the fish from stirring up the compost.

Begin stocking ponds with fish once new plantings have established. Avoid introducing goldfish to wildlife ponds. They will eat frogspawn and so upset the natural balance.

Remove blanket weed by twirling around a rough stick. Skim off floating weeds such as duckweed with a net. Leave weeds on the pond side for 24 hours to allow trapped creatures to return to the water before adding to the compost heap.

Lawn care this May

green-lawn

Keep on top of weeds

Mow regularly and continue adding clippings to the compost heap.

Use the half-moon edging iron, or a spade, to create a 7.5cm (3in) gutter around the lawn edge. This will prevent grass from creeping into the border from the main lawn.

Apply a high nitrogen summer lawn fertiliser to encourage a healthy-looking lawn, taking care to avoid any runoff as this may cause pollution. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.

Sowing new lawns or over-seeding dead patches can still be carried out in early May. Prepare the ground for sowing, by cultivating, levelling and lightly firming beforehand. Do not walk over or mow newly sown grass until it has reached a height of 5-7.5cm (2-3in), and then only give it a light trim at the highest setting.

Ensure new lawns (either from turf or seed) do not dry out during dry spells. Keep off them for as long as possible to allow establishment. Don’t worry over a flush of weed seedlings in newly seeded turf. These will disappear once regular mowing begins.

If moss is a problem, choose a combined fertiliser and mosskiller when feeding the lawn.

Selective lawn weedkillers will kill the weeds but not the grass or any naturalised bulbs. However, be warned – they will kill wild flowers growing in the turf, and damage border plants they come into contact with.