As we continue through the lockdown, our gardens are a fantastic way to keep up our spirits.
Gill and I have been doing lots of (overdue) weeding and planting vegetables to keep us going later in the year. Our tulips are now in full bloom and the cherry tree is covered in blossom, with its unusual mix of white and pink.
You will no doubt have heard about the difficulties being experienced by garden centres that have had to close to public, with concerns about both sustaining their business and the waste of unsold stock (not to mention the disruption to our ability to buy a few extra plants or some essential supplies). The good news is that our local favourites are now up and running again:
Ashtead Park Garden Centre is providing free local delivery for orders over £30 or you can order by phone for ‘contactless collection’.
Phone: 01372 273891.
Farm Lane Nurseries also provides deliveries for orders over £30 although they are currently charging £5 for the service.
Phone: 01372 274400.
Chessington Garden Centre is taking phone orders for plants, compost and other essentials, with a minimum order of £50.
Phone: 01372 725638.
The AHS committee is currently working on some plans to provide more information and updates online — so keep a look out for new developments!
Enjoy your gardens this Easter weekend,
Scott (and Gill) McPherson
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