Garden Centre and Nursery in Newent
Roses Country Fayre is a family run garden centre and nursery in Gloucestershire near Newent, Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye, on the Ledbury Road. The business has been run by Chris and Barbara Rose for over 30 years, now assisted by their son James.
Beginning from a table at the top of a drive they have become a complete garden centre with cafe. They specialise in producing a wide range of bedding and basket plants, all grown in their own nursery where over 30 years of growing experience ensures a top quality product - for example the award winning hanging baskets seen on the streets of Ledbury.
Roses Country Fayre also offers a fine assortment of alpine & perennial plants, garden shrubs and an excellent display of roses including David Austin varieties. Last year saw a huge expansion of 'Grow your own' vegetable plants.
There is also a surprisingly wide range of garden tools, furniture, composts, garden pots & ornaments. All these items are very competitively priced and recent reviews have praised the good value on offer.
In response to customer demand Roses Country Fayre recently opened a brand new coffee shop. Cafe Rosie has answered the calls of gardeners requiring a tasty light lunch or a hot drink with a homemade cake in an attractive location. Recent improvements include an expanded children's play area and a 2nd patio area to catch the late afternoon sunshine.
Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:30
Sunday10:00 - 16:30
Plant out poppy anemones for a flush of colour in June and July
Anemone coronaria varieties are a great subject for summer borders and containers. Corms planted now will provide colourful poppy-like flowers through June and July, but unlike many sun-loving summer bulbs they can also be planted again in June for colour lasting through to October. In milder areas they can even be planted out in September under cloches for late winter flowers in 2011. For successful sprouting, soak the withered-looking corms in water for 24 hours. To plant, choose a sunny spot with free-draining soil. If working in very heavy or sandy soil add humus-rich bulb compost to the planting site. Plant at a depth of 2in (5cm), spacing each corm 6in (15cm) apart. Poppy-like flowers will appear on stems up to 12in (30cm) tall over a mass of parsley-like foliage. Flowers will start out bowl-shaped, flattening as they mature. Anemone coronaria are great cut flower options. Although the blooms have a fairly short vase life, their iridescent blue, red, magenta, pink and white forms are a worthy addition to displays. A.‘De Caen' is perhaps the most common variety, producing single flowers. For a double-flowered form try A. ‘St Brigid'. Both are available from good garden centres, or by mail order from 8flowerbulbsinc.co.uk part of Dutch-based Koeman Flowerbulbs (London-based voicemail service: 0203 318 4418) Quick tip: Anemone coronaria hails from the Mediterranean. As such it should be planted in full sun in free-draining soil.