Monday, 3 October 2016

Autumn time is planting time !

Hydref ydi'r amser I blannu!
Hydref ydi yr amser traddodiadol, a'r amser gora I blanu bron bob dim.
Fel mae'r dydd yn byrhau, mae'r tyfiant uwchben y ddaear yn arafu. Ond o dan y pridd mae hi'n stori hollol wahanol. Mae hi'n brysur Iawn o dan y pridd .

Gan bod y ddaear dal yn llaith a chynnes, mae hyn yn hybu tyfiant gwreiddiau. A mae'r gwreiddiau yma yn ei twrn yn hybu a chefnogi tyfiant yr holl blanhigyn y flwyddyn nesaf.
Mae hi'n ddiwrnod hyfryd I gerdded o gwmpas yr ardd a phanned yn breddwydio am forderi hardd y flwyddyn nesaf.. On rwan ydi'r amser I droi'r freuddwyd yn ffaith, cerwch ati I balu a phlanu!

Autumn is traditionally the best time for planting almost everything.
As the days get shorter, plant growth above ground begins to slow down and become less vigorous, however underground in the root zone it's a whole different matter, it's very busy down there in the dirt!

At this time of year the ground is still warm and quite moist, these are ideal conditions for great root growth and good roots are the key to healthy growth and a better performance in following years.

It's a beautiful day for having a wander round the garden with a cup of tea, making plans for next year, considering new additions or a complete new border and now is the time for action!

Friday, 26 August 2016

Halloween Tea Party - Book Now!

A Frightfully Fun Afternoon for All the Family

Come along with the family for a tea party of fun & spooky entertainment. 

Enjoy our homemade Halloween themed Afternoon Tea including tea/coffee & soft drinks for the children. 

Fancy dress competition
Bring along your carved pumpkin to be judged
Animated theatrical story telling & more
  • Includes:
  • Reserved party table Halloween themed area
  • A Halloween inspired Afternoon Tea of sandwiches, cakes & treats incl tea/coffee or soft drinks option.
  • Fun, story telling & competitions

  • APPLE ALERT! It's tree planting time!

    The first batch of our new season trees have arrived. We are now stocking 17 varieties of apple trees ( including the Bardsey Apple ) four varieties of pear as well as cherries, damsons and plums.

    More trees will be arriving in mid September and October including more crab apples, cherry blossom and mountain ash.
    ***All trees purchased come with a FREE 1.2m TREE STAKE A 40cm TREE TIE (while stocks last) and a little leaflet showing you how to plant your tree for the best results***
    Let us help you choose the best one for you, and pop it in your car.
    See you soon !

    Mae'n amser plannu coed!
    Mae'r llwyth cyntaf o goed tymor newydd wedi cyrraedd. Yr ydym yn stocio 17 o wahanol fathau o goed afalau (gan gynnwys Afal Enlli) pedwar math o ellyg yn ogystal â cheirios ag ac eirin. Bydd mwy o goed yn cael eu cyrraedd yn ganol mis Medi a mis Hydref gan gynnwys mwy o afalau crancod, blodau bach a lludw mynydd.
    ***Pan rydych chi yn prynu coeden mae'n dod am DDIM gydag 1.2m "Tree Stake" 40cm "Tree Tie" (tra mewn stoc) a thaflen fechan yn dangos i chi sut i blannu eich coeden ar gyfer y canlyniadau gorau***
    Gadewch i ni eich helpu i ddewis yr un gorau i chi, a'i roi yn eich car.
    Welwn ni chi cyn bo hir!
  • 17 varieties of apple trees
  • four varieties of pear
  • cherries, damsons and plums.
  • ***All trees purchased come with a FREE 1.2m TREE STAKE A 40cm TREE TIE (while stocks last) and a little leaflet showing you how to plant your tree for the best results***

  • Highlight on Hydrangeas

    You just can't beat a Hydrangea for late Summer and Autumn colour in the garden.

    They are tough hardy plants that seem to thrive in most locations in our area, from high up in the mountains to right down near the sea, in the shade and out in full sun. The secret to success with Hydrangeas is water, this must be why they like North Wales !

    Every garden has space for a Hydrangea, from a container on a patio to a majestic drift along a the driveway. They suit a formal setting or a contemporary style, the cottage garden and a woodland setting. Which space do you have ?
    Hydrangeas flower for several months every year and potentially for decades making them a great investment for your outdoor space.
    Hydrangeas have so many different flower colours, shapes and sizes why not come in and have a look ? Which one would you choose ?

    GCA North West Garden Centre of the Year!!

    I have fantastic news to tell you all........ last night we attended the GCA 2016 awards and guess what!!!

    We have WON Best Restaurant for the forth year running for North West GCA awards 2016
    Best Garden Centre in the North West GCA awards 2016
    Best Outdoor Living Retailer in North West 2016
    So proud of all our amazing staff and customers.
    Thank you so much for all your support

    Hanging Basket Master Class

    Watch our experts craft a large traditional autumn inspired hanging basket before creating your own to take home; with the techniques you have mastered. 

    Wednesday 21st September. Starts 10am.

    Dosbarth Meistr 
    Basgedi Crog Traddodiadol
    21 Medi. 10am

    gan gynnwys ein te bach hufen cartref
  • Upon arrival you will be greeted with our cream tea including homemade scones & fresh coffee or tea.
  • All materials are provided and are included.
  • This event will last approx 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

  • Book now... click here

     book now online

    Friday, 18 March 2016

    New Solar Powered Water Features

    The solar powered water fountain is a great way to enrich the garden and the backyard. Any water fountain, water fall or garden pond can enjoy the power of the sun.

    Visit us online or in store for some great examples and expert help in getting started.

    Friday, 5 February 2016

    After Care Advice for your Katie Blake Chatworth Collection

    After Care Advice for your Katie Blake Chatworth Collection


    We use the finest raw materials including the highest quality Aluminium for our large and heavy gauge frames.
    The Rattan weave has been selected for strength and fading. Tested for outdoor use from -40°C to +40°C you can be sure that Katie Blake is ideal for the UK and European market.
    Our Cushions are all made to British Standard 5852 Fire and Safety specifications ensuring safe storage inside your home. For our cushions we use 100% Polyester providing a rot free finish. Whilst the cushions are treated with a shower proof finish we do not recommend leaving them out permanently as they will deteriorate much faster! They should be stored away when not in use in a dry environment to avoid mould.
    We also recommend that a Katie Blake Night Cover should be purchased and during the summer you can leave your cushions under the cover. Again we do not recommend leaving your cushions our during the winter even under the cover.


    Katie Blake Garden Furniture 10 Year Guarantee

    Katie Blake Garden Furniture has been made using the finest raw materials. The frames for our Tables and Chairs are made using high grade Aluminium which cannot rust and the Rattan Weave is resistant to all weathers. Whilst we recommend the use of a Katie Blake Waterproof Cover especially through the winter months it is not essential. If you do not invest in a cover the Rattan will need a good clean in the spring as it will get dirty particularly with Bird Droppings and general dirt in the atmosphere.

    What our guarantee does cover:

    We give a full 10 year Guarantee against faulty workmanship for both the frames and the Rattan Weave. The Rattan will have some fading over that time but it will be hardly noticeable. The Rattan is not affected by spilling wine, chlorine or many other chemicals used in the garden. In general we guarantee that if used under normal domestic conditions your furniture should last a minimum of 10 years and we will either repair or replace your furniture.

    What the guarantee does not cover:

    • Abuse such as scratching or cutting the rattan weaves.
    • Burning and or melting the Rattan such as cigarette burns.
    • Picking the Rattan, something Children or Animals might do.
    • The Cushions and Fabrics are not part of this Guarantee.
    • The Parasol if supplied with a dining set is not covered.
    • Damage caused by using the parasol without a Stürdi Base.
    • Damage caused by leaving the Parasol in the table during windy conditions.
    • Accidently cutting the Rattan when opening the cartons with a sharp knife.
    • Scuffing the Rattan by dragging the furniture over rough surfaces.
    • Bending the frame by standing on the furniture.
    • Strong winds which might lift the furniture and move it causing damage.

    At Glencrest Seatex we are always happy to offer advice about looking after you Furniture. Your Katie Blake Furniture will give you many years of service. Should you need to replace the Parasol and or cushions please do not hesitate to contact us. We do change our fabric colours every three years so it might be that your furniture and or cushions are no longer available in the colour you originally purchased.

    Patagonia Furniture Care Advice

    Patagonia Collection 

    Furniture Care Advice

    Woven Furniture

    Care & Maintenance Instructions Woven

    The Bramblecrest Woven garden furniture retains the classic style and aesthetic qualities of natural wicker but is also impervious to the elements.

    Made from extruded polyethylene, it is UV-resistant and not adversely effected by temperature variations. The framework is constructed from tubular aluminium, making it lightweight, strong and maintenance-free. The flexibility of the weave also creates a heightened level of comfort.

    The woven furniture table top glass is toughened to ensure that it is difficult to break. The glass is also tempered so that if it is shattered then the remaining fragments are not sharp.

    In a garden environment the atmosphere contains many impurities, which over time can create a layer of dirt on the furniture. Should such a build-up occur then a sponge or soft scrubbing brush can be used with lukewarm water to clean the surface
    of the product.

    To clean the table top glass we suggest the use of any proprietary* household glass or window cleaner. We recommend cleaning the product at least once a season.

    Parasols & Bases

    Parasols & Bases
    Care & Maintenance Instructions Parasols & Bases

    Bramblecrest parasol canopies are water resistant and made of ‘spun-poly’ material. We have a large range of parasols available in a variety of colours and sizes with a choice of either stainless steel or hard wood poles.
    At the top of each parasol an air vent has been designed to allow wind to safely escape in gusty conditions. A rope pulley system is standard on the lighter models (2.3m, 2.5m, 2.7m), whilst a crank mechanism is favoured for the heavier parasols. (3m, 3.5m).

    Care and Maintenance
    It is important to keep parasols indoors or closed in the event of strong winds! We recommend taking the parasol indoors or covering with a Bramblecrest PVC cover when not in use to avoid colour fading.

    Parasol canopies do not provide complete resistance from UV rays. Please ensure that adequate UV protection is worn in conjunction with the parasol shade.

    To remove surface dirt from the parasol canopy warm water and a soft scrubbing brush or sponge should be sufficient. For more stubborn stains it is possible to machine wash the canopy at 30°C. After several machine washes it is likely that the canopy will become less water resistant. Ensure that the wet canopy is placed back on the parasol frame to dry in order to avoid shrinking.

    Parasol Bases
    Bramblecrest parasol bases are available in granite, galvanised steel, polystone and concrete . The parasol base weights range from 15-22 kg and are intended for use with tables. All bases come complete with a screw fastening mechanism to secure the parasol pole in windy conditions.