Check out our plant of the month this July….

Plant of the Month: Fuchsia

Fuchsias are grown for their very attractive, usually pendent flowers that are borne more or less continuously from summer to autumn. They are useful in summer-bedding schemes, containers or in the ground. Some fuchsias are hardy enough to be used as hedges and in permanent plantings.

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All fuchsias have the same general routine care: In the garden grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil, with shelter from cold, drying winds. In containers, use a loam-based potting compost (John Innes No 3) or peat-free multipurpose compost. Water fuchsia plants sufficiently to keep the compost moist but not waterlogged. Do not leave plants standing in water. Fuchsias prefer shade for the hottest part of the day.

Common name Fuchsia
Botanical name Fuchsia
Group Half-hardy perennial/shrub
Flowering time Summer to autumn
Planting time Hardy types: plant in spring or autumn. Half-hardy: plant out after danger of frost has passed
Height and spread Various
Aspect Full sun or partial shade
Hardiness Fully hardy to frost tender
Difficulty Easy to moderate

Julian Power Garden Design

Julian Power Garden design , situated in the outdoor pot area at Carnon downs , Is pleased to announce that the complimentary site visit is still on offer at this busy time.
To help you appraise your gardens needs and outlay.
Julian is soon to be given the honour of becoming an M I Hort. (A full member of the institute of horticulture. )
Please contact Julian for your garden design on.
07967350558
Or visit his website at www.julianpower.co.uk. 
He looks forward to discussing your garden with you.
J POWER

New outdoor fish stocks coming soon!

Aquatics

#pond sticksNew outdoor fish stocks will be arriving over the next few weeks, look out for a great selection of healthy Koi, Goldfish and Shubunkins all at fantastic prices.

Special offer – Great value 5kg Pond sticks and pellets now only £19.99 a bag.

 

 

Fishing

We stock live bait for course and sea fishing, Maggots and Rag worm readily available. Prices start from £1.65 (1/2 Pint)

Spring time at Carnon Downs

Plants

#patio fruitsPatio fruit are now in stock, ideal for small gardens in pots on the patio. We have many varieties available including Apple, Pears, Plums, Cherries, Peaches, Apricots, Aronia (Chokeberry – The new super fruit!) and even Walnut. All grafted onto dwarfing rootstocks from £21.99 to £36.99

 

 

 

#herbsWe have a wide range of culinary herbs to add flavour to your cooking, or for adding to salads. Keep them in a pot on the windowsill or plant them out in the garden. Prices from £1.50

 

A huge range of herbaceous perennials are now in stock. Although they’re not showing colour at the moment they will provide months of colour for many years to come. Special offer 1Ltr pots at £2.75 each or 5 for £12

#fiscusHouseplants make a lovely gift or will brighten up any room in your house. Just add a ceramic pot to make it extra special. We have sizes and prices to suit all pockets.

Time to repair your hedge that winter gales have flattened! We have bare rooted hedging in bunches of 10’s in pots or individual plants. We also have large plants available; why not speak to a member of plant staff.

#magnolia

 

Magnolias and Camellias are coming into flower now, these plants are long lived, so a really good addition to your garden. We have a great selection ranging from £11.99

 

 

Pots

New range of Naylor pots for 2014, including our ever popular BOGOF offers, now with even more to choose from.

#naylors pots

Now recruiting for spring 2014

Carnon Downs Garden Centre are now recruiting for Spring 2014.

General Garden Assistants

Must have retail and/or horticultural experience

and

Pet Shop Assistants

Must have retail and/or experience working with animals

Competitive rates of pay and flexible hours to suit your lifestyle

For both positions applicants must be prepared to work one day each weekend

To apply please send your CV to the General Manager:

Email: [email protected]

Post: Carnon Downs Garden Centre, Quenchwell Road, Carnon Downs, Truro, TR3 6LN

Hamper winner announced

DSC00349The winner of the Carnon Downs Garden Centre hamper competition that we ran in December is Mrs. Joan Campbell.

DSC00348Congratulations to Mrs. Campbell (being presented with the hamper in the picture above) and we hope you enjoyed your hamper over Christmas and the New Year!

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