Autumn at Holly Farm Garden Centre
September sees the final few warm summery days and the dawn of Autumn as the leaves turn from summer green to shades of russet and bronze, heralding cooler evenings and misty mornings.
Dahlias, asters and Michaelmas daisies decorate the flower beds, adorned with misty dewdrops in the autumn mornings; blackberries glow in the autumn sunshine; tomatoes ripen in the greenhouse – and pumpkins swell promising candlelit fun for Halloween.
Holly Farm will once again be offering pick your own pumpkins from their pumpkin patch throughout October, leading up to Halloween.
With summer drawing to a close, September is the perfect time to spruce up your garden for the Autumn and Winter months to come. Pansies and violas will brighten up your garden with colour throughout the dark December days, in borders or containers. Cyclamen will thrive in dark, shaded areas of the garden, or provide a welcoming show of pinks, whites and bronze leaves in your porch.
Autumn is also a good time to plant trees, shrubs and fruit bushes. There’s lots of choice at Holly Farm Garden centre who specialise in home grown trees and shrubs. Heathers are also a great source of interest in the garden throughout the autumn and winter months, with lots of different shades to choose from.
Looking forward to the spring, September is the month to plant Spring bulbs like daffodils, tulips, alliums and snowdrops. Holly Farm have a broad selection of spring flowering bulbs, available now in their garden centre shop.
Holly Farm is a friendly, family run Garden Centre and Nursery offering helpful advice; the majority of plants are grown right here in North Shropshire in the nursery, staffed with local people – a traditional family business.
Open 9.00am – 5.30 pm Monday – Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm on Sunday
Holly Farm Garden Centre is on the A49 at Prees, Whitchurch, SY13 2DD
www.hollyfarmgardencentre.co.uk Tel: 01948 840630olly FarmGarden Centre
Published in the September edition of the Whitchurch Gossip