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Update 29th May, 2020 To comply with government guidelines on Social Distancing we have strict regulations to how many customers can shop at any one time. We can have max 10 customers in the Plant Centre at any one time and only two people per household. There is a  2 metre...

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Plant of the Moment

Winter Fragrance To have fragrance in the coldest part of the year adds another aspect of interest to this dull time of year. They are best to be planted next to a door, garden path or driveway, so the scent can be carried to the areas where people are most...

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With 200,000 wood burning stoves being purchased every year, demand for firewood is growing quickly, with consumers insisting on only the highest quality Kiln Dried Logs (as recommended by stove manufacturers) to achieve superior fire performance. Broad appeal as an all-year-round product as suitable for use on a wide range...

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Plant of the Moment

Smimmia It’s getting to that time of year when it’s dark before and after work, all the shops in town are full of Christmas and all you want to do is go for a walk in the garden on a cold crisp morning. At the time of writing the same...

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Plant of the Moment

AppleApples are wonderful in our personal view. They produce blossom is spring that is both attractive and great for the early insects such as bees. We are lucky here at Coles Plant Centre, as we grow many varieties even some that are local to Leicestershire too. Many of the trees...

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Plant of the Moment

Anemone japonica (Japanese Anemone) Not to be confused with the spring flowering corms that are brightly coloured, these are more subtle shades of pinks and whites. They are a fantastic late summer and early autumn flowering herbaceous perennial that will fill any border when many other flowers are \'going over\'. It...

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Plant of the Moment

Grasses Grasses are a wonderful plant to use to inter-plant between herbaceous perennials. They add texture to a garden as well as sound. One of the best examples of this style of planting is Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire. The famous garden designer Piet Oudolf has redesigned many of the deep...

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Plant of the Moment

Buddleia Known to many as the \'Butterfly bush\'. It has wonderful, richly scented flowers in summer, that attract both butterflies and other beneficial insects. They are easy to grow and very hardy. The smaller varieties can be grown in pots. Flower colours include blue, blue/purple, pink, pink/red, white and yellow....

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Plant of the Moment

Lavandula sp. (Lavender) A fantastic plant that reminds most people of hot sunny days, with its fragrant flowers and foliage. It\'s great as an herb, has medicinal purposes (see below) and attracts all the wonderful pollinating insects to the garden including bees. There are many types including English (L. angustifolia),...

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Starting from just £5.99! Oakleystone Northern Ltd is a British Leading manufacturer of cast stone Ornaments, offering an amazing collection of ornaments from planters, statuary, birdbaths to plaques for the home and garden. All their products are professionally made from reconstituted stone/concrete. Each item is hand finished to ensure quality....

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