As bulbs fade and herbaceous borders grow in leaps and bounds, it is now clear that summer is approaching. Sowing and planting out bedding can begin, depending on regional weather variations, and you can take softwood cuttings.   Top 10 jobs this month Watch out for late frosts. Protect tender plants Earth up potatoes, and…

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Generally a cooler, gustier month than August and the days are noticeably shorter. 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 the rewards of harvest. It’s also time to get out and start planting…

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To enter help Rachel from Feast Norfolk Magazine with her allotment quest and send Rachel your top tips for her new allotment and she will select the most useful as the winner. Either email woodgatestaff@outlook.com or post your entry to the the address in the link – marking your entries with allotment competition. The closing…

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Bare root fruit trees and hedging plants are now half price! Making it even more affordable for you to add attractive boundary plants or fruit trees to your garden. Along with providing a great design structure to your garden these are also fantastic for wildlife too. We’ve got lots of varieties available including; Birch ~  Chestnut…

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Make the most of your Easter weekend.   Friday 14th | Saturday 15th | Monday 17th April (closed Sunday 16th) We have plenty to tempt you this Easter weekend, including our truly delicious Purdy’s menu, featuring a range of dishes which are locally sourced. Enjoy three days of celebrations with us, including our Easter Egg Hunt.…

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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. Protect new spring shoots from slugs Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes Plant…

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We have a selection of great Christmas gift ideas at the Nursery including : *Purdy’s Tea Room Pudding Afternoon is the perfect Christmas gift for those pudding loving friends and family. Join us on either Sunday 18th December or Sunday 8th January at 2.30pm and sample a selection of homemade puddings for £12.50. Including tea or coffee and…

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Our huge selection of potted and sawn Norwegian Spruce and Nordmann Fir Christmas trees will be available from the Nursery from the 1st December. 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…

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We have a superb selection of Baskets & Bags in our ‘pop up’ gazebo just outside Purdy’s Tea Room. Open from December 2016 to January 2017. We have baskets for : Logs, Dogs, Eggs, Flowers, Shopping, Storage, Picnics, Bottles, Nic Naks, Kids. We have Trugs, BIG & small baskets and round & square baskets… Inside Purdy’s Tea…

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Winter is looming – Leaves are falling rapidly, and wind and rain are on the increase. Tender plants (such as bananas) will need protecting from frost, gales and freezing rains. Move plants into the greenhouse, or into a sheltered spot, but if you can’t, it is worth wrapping plants or pots in situ. Remember winter…

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