Santa will be here every Saturday & Sunday this December. We will be hosting a special Charity Santa day at the grotto every Sunday, proceeds from visiting Santa on a Sunday will go to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary . Dates, times & entry prices are –
Saturday 24th – Santa will be here 10am – 5pm
Saturday 1st – 10am – 5pm
Sunday 2nd – 10:30am – 4pm (Proceeds go to The Cornish Seal Sanctuary)
Saturday 8th – 10am – 5pm
Sunday 9th – 10:30am – 4pm (Proceeds go to The Cornish Seal Sanctuary)
Saturday 15th – 10am – 5pm
Sunday 16th – 10:30am – 4pm (Proceeds go to The Cornish Seal Sanctuary)
Saturday 22nd – 10am – 5pm
Sunday 23rd – 10:30am – 4pm (Proceeds go to The Cornish Seal Sanctuary)
Entry : £7.50 per child, no age limit. All children visiting Santa will receive a wrapped gift.
Check out our plant of the month this November –
Plant of the Month: Cyclamen
Children of all ages will be able to visit Santa here again this year in his magical grotto. Finalised details will be published very soon.
Visit our dedicated pet shop, we stock a wide range of premium & affordable bedding, natural treats, high quality foods, toys & healthcare items.
Days are getting hotter and drier, and more inhospitable to the slug which must stay cool and moist to survive. So now the manic spring planting season is over, it’s time to turn your attention to the kind of places where slugs love to hide during these hot summer days.
The sudden burst of lush new growth provides ample places for slugs to take refuge, so keeping this trimmed to a minimum not only helps show off the explosion of colourful summer bedding, it also robs the slug of some of its daytime haunts. Keep the lower leaves of larger annuals pruned because slugs love to shelter there too.
Keep your lawn edges trimmed. This not only adds that finishing touch to a freshly mown lawn, it removes another favourite slug refuge.
It’s from places like these that slugs emerge in droves to launch their night time attack on your plants. Go on a nocturnal slug hunt and see how many of the little blighters you can collect and dispose of. It’s a surprisingly effective form of slug control.
The garden is flourishing and slugs are out in force, with newly hatched sluglets especially ravenous. Be sure to take steps to control them before they have the chance to ruin all your hard work. Adult slugs can eat 40 times their weight daily, and can completely devour new seedlings and bedding plants overnight.
Use various protection methods found on this site to keep your new plants safe at this critical stage of development. Once established, most can then withstand a little nibbling.
Many slugs naturally feed on decaying vegetation but at this time of year their staple diet isn’t so readily available. That’s when they turn to the tender new growth that’s so abundant in the garden.
How are Hozelock helping?
We’ve got a bee in our bonnet about helping our friends the bees! With the help of Bizzi, our friendly bee, we are encouraging everyone to plant one or more pots of bee friendly plants to help save the bees. We are donating to help the Flowers for Bees campaign, in partnership with O.F.A. to achieve their goal of protecting bees, through their research, development, training and education programmes.
How can you help the bees?
Simple – plant pots of bee friendly plants to provide pollen and nectar for bees. Everyone can do this – even if you don’t have a garden, a pot or two on a balcony or doorstep can make all the difference.