Spring usually arrives by mid-March and the frequent sunny days provide the opportunity for an increasing range of gardening tasks. It’s time to get busy preparing seed beds, sowing seed, cutting back winter shrubs and generally tidying up around the garden. March is a month of new beginnings in nature and the gardening season has…

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Slowly the garden starts coming to life again, after a few months of dormancy. Buds on the early spring blossom begin to open and the flowering bulbs begin to push through the soil. Spring is approaching! Although you are tempted to go outside there’s plenty to do indoors to prepare for the season ahead. Outdoors,…

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As the snowdrops begin to emerge from the ground, scented shrubs are about to flourish and Hellebores begin to brighten shady parts of the garden. Also in reality January is a time to protect your garden against frosts, gale-force winds and heavy rain. Check stakes, ties, fleeces and other supports for damage and consider moving…

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Our delicious Winter meal offers are back.  Available from the 1st December to 31st January 2020. Why not pop into Purdy’s and enjoy a hot bowl of homemade soup with freshly baked bread and a homemade dessert for just £7.95

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What to do in your garden in December Many of us plan our Spring/Summer gardens during the Winter months. There is nothing more enjoyable than spending time outside on a crisp winters day. As we approach the shortest day of the year in December you will need work to keep you warm outside, such as…

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Our huge selection of potted and sawn Norwegian Spruce and Nordmann Fir Christmas trees will be available from late November at the Nursery. We also have a selection of wreaths made by our staff , garden related gifts and Christmas tree stands. 🎄 FREE  🎄 Purdy’s tea room Drink voucher – Free Purdy’s drink voucher when you…

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November is the perfect time to put the garden in order for winter. Clearing the last of the fallen leaves, planting tulips and composting the last of the summer borders. Winter is looming – Leaves are falling rapidly, and wind and rain are on the increase. Move plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered…

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Purdy’s Tea Room based at Woodgate Nursery in Aylsham hosted a Macmillan Coffee Day on Friday 27th September, which included a charity raffles to win a basket full of tea room and nursery goodies (worth over £50. Every hot drink sold on the day went to the charity, with the cakes all fitting in with…

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It’s a beautiful time of year, with the trees changing colour. Sometimes it may seem pointless raking, when the wind blows even more leaves onto the lawn, but just think of all the lovely leaf mould you can make! It’s also time to start preparing for early frosts. October is a busy month in the…

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What to do in your garden in September There is a crispness in the air and we begin to see Autumnal colour arriving in the garden. While there’s not as much to do in the ornamental garden at this time of the year, if you have a fruit or vegetable patch, you’ll be busy reaping…

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