Soil: Its Importance In Your Garden and the Environment We all know soil is important. Even though we often take it for granted we know that good soil in your garden is crucial to planting success. By deconstructing the basic elements that make ‘good’ soil we might better understand the...

New Year Resolutions for Gardeners

New Year Resolutions for Gardeners Now that December is firmly behind us and the new year has begun, many of us can be suffering from post-Christmas-binge guilt, which leads to the inevitable: unattainable new year’s resolutions to get fit, lose weight and quit eating chocolate. Come June, all of these...

What is the Best Water Feature for Your Garden Water features are a fantastic addition to a garden, creating a new, dynamic element to an otherwise flat landscape and allowing you to introduce new varieties of plants and wildlife to your garden. Water can also be a very calming element,...

What is a Tree surgeon and what do they do? A tree surgeon is responsible for the planting, pruning, felling and general treatment, care and maintenance of trees. A tree surgeon has many responsibilities and is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. A tree surgeon will offer...

Tips for Shady Gardens

Tips for Shady Gardens Shady spots in your garden might not fit in with the ideal sunny summer garden motif, and can provide quite the challenge to any gardener,  but when you embrace the shade, you can greatly enhance your garden and make it much more varied in both look...

How to Clean and Maintain Your Patio No matter the size or style of your patio, if you leave it to fend for itself it can end up looking weary, inundated with encroaching weeds and layered with dirt and dust – not the most welcoming look for a relaxing seating...

Gardening in the Face of Climate Change For many seasoned gardeners and garden lovers, 2016 was an extraordinary year. The predictability of seasonal changes has become less reliable, highly variable and often extreme in nature. In nearly 40 years of gardening we cannot recall a year quite like it for...

A fresh new look for Court Farm Café The Court Farm Garden Centre management is excited to embark upon a new venture with the launch of their new café, gallery and function space. Owner and Managing Director, Marc Patrick, said ‘Until now, we have worked with trusted partners to provide...

Steps to successful planting

Steps to successful planting Whether you’d usually call yourself green-fingered or not, there are always a number of steps you must remember to take to ensure your seeds or bulbs grow well before and after planting. When looking for top tips to successful planting, trust in Court Farm to provide...

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