Wednesday, 31 July 2013

GCA Best Garden Centre (GC Catagory NW Area)

Rydyn ni newydd ein dyfarnu'r Ganolfan Arddio orau yn y  Categori Canolfannau Garddio yn ardal y Gogledd-orllewin gan Gymdeithas y Canolfannau Garddio.  Diolch yn fawr iawn i chi, bawb o’n staff a’n cwsmeriad. 

Just been awarded the Best Garden Centre in the Garden Centre Category for
the North West Area by the GCA. Thank you to all our staff & customers......

Friday, 12 July 2013

Home Grown Plants at Fron Goch

Plants have always been our priority here, and with many unusual and hard-to-find varieties stocked, we are famous for our range and quality. 

We are passionate about what we do & grow the majority of our plants here at Fron Goch in our nurseries (approx 95%). We have confidence in our plants & want them to do well in your garden. This is why we provide a 3 year guarantee with all our plants. 

The choice is expansive, includes Himalayan rhododendrons, tree ferns, exotic conifers, and an ever-widening range of herbaceous perennials, shrubs and trees; and plants are mostly organised into groups relating to the growing conditions they enjoy. 

Due to our location we stock an extensive range of coastal trees and shrubs, which are ideal for resisting the salty prevailing winds. 

Bedding, patio and container plants make a huge display here from February to December, offering you real outdoor colour all year round, whilst a range from baby plants and plugs to super sized specimens are perfect for instant effect in the garden. Many of these plants are grown in our own nursery, on site.

Our range of fruit trees and bushes, vegetable plants and herbs, is extensive and ever increasing, as more and more of us enjoy and value the opportunity of growing and eating our own food.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Green Fly

Is it me, or is it a REALLY good year for Greenfly? They're everywhere!!!! Luckily, here at Fron Goch we have many ways to deal with these pesky sap-suckers!:) We have a great range of pesticides, standard and organic, and there's always somebody around that can give you advice on how to use them effectively, and safely. You can always let nature give you a hand by attracting beneficial insects into the garden, and here's a handy link to explain how.

Fungal Disease (in the garden)

Many of us have, or are about to, plant out brassica in the vegetable garden, and with that is concern about Clubroot. Clubroot is a fungal disease, that lives in the soil. It causes swollen and distorted root growth, and the upper part of the pant can appear stunted, be prone to wilting and generally look unhealthy. This disease can survive in the soil for 20(!) years.So what can we do to control or prevent this disease? Well, there is NO chemical treatment available to gardeners. But, liming the soil well, and improving drainage, by adding loads of organic matter, or building raised beds we give our little brassica plants the advantage, (as the fungus thrives in damp acidic soil). If sowing your own seeds, use fresh compost, not soil from the garden. When buying plants from us you can be assured that they are Clubroot free. If you already have Clubroot on your plot, that doesn't mean you have to stop crowing brassica, potting your plants on into fresh compost, so that they are well established before you plant them out gives them a head start . Try to prevent contaminating other beds, by transferring infected soil on garden tools, or transplants etc. Or you could try the old trick of putting a chunk of Rhubarb in the planting hole when planting, some say it works, others say no, but we gardeners will give anything a go wont we!. There are loads of resistant varieties now available, and more being developed every year.PLANTS AFFECTED BY CLUBROOT: All brassica, cabbages, cauliflower, kale, sprouts, radishes, kohlrabi, turnips, sweedes, also be aware that, Wallflowers, Aubretia, Stocks, and weeds such as Sheperds Purse, are all part of the brassica family, and its best not to transfer them to your plot from a garden where you know Clubroot is a problem.