Free advice at our Plant Day

We’re inviting amateur gardeners to our Plant Day this month (May, 2018) for some free advice.

We are hosting the greenfingered event with our new plant supplier, Ford Nursery, which is based near Oake, on Saturday, May 19 from 10am until 4pm.

Anne Mitchell, our Joint Owner of the farm shop, explained: “We’re delighted to announce that we have a new local plant supplier. Brother and sister duo, Neil Dickins and Pat Morley, have run the small and family-run nursery for 10 years.

“We’re inviting green-fingered folk to the shop on Saturday, May 19 to meet Neil during our Plant Day. He will be on hand to discuss any plant queries people may have and offer top tips on plants to suit different spaces. This is also a chance to see and purchase a selection of plants grown in the local area.

“The nursery grows a wide range of perennials, shrubs, herbs and lavenders as well as summer and winter annuals and vegetable plants. We are always keen to support local producers and we are delighted to be able to offer British grown plants that haven’t travelled hundreds of miles to get to us. We hope lots of people join us on the day to officially welcome Neil and Pat to our supplier family.”

There will also be special offers available during the day on a range of plants.

Neil explained: “When we were asked to supply plants for Rumwell Farm Shop we were delighted and jumped at the opportunity. We will be offering a wide range of the latest annuals for baskets and tubs, bedding packs, as well as the tried and tested favourites.

“We grow more than 12,000 perennials from seed, and compliment these with many more grown from plug plants, as well as herbs, lavenders and shrubs and the increasing trend of people growing their own vegetables has seen us steadily increase our range of tried and tested varieties that we offer.”

The Plant Day will take place on Saturday, May 19 at Rumwell Farm Shop from 10am until 4pm.

Photograph caption: (From left to right) Pat Morley from Ford Nursery, Sue Govier, Shop Assistant at Rumwell Farm Shop and from Neil Dickins from Ford Nursery get ready for the Plant Day on May 19.