26 Aug 2020

Phalaenopsis Orchids

phalaenopsis orchids in houseplants at earlswood garden centre

Phalaenopsis orchids, or “moth orchids” are the most common type of orchids grown in homes. It’s easy to see why – once you’re used to caring for them, they can provide years of pleasure with repeated blooming of elegant flowers that can last for months at a time.

In this blog, i’ll tell you more about them and share what i’ve learnt from my own experience about how to get the best from them.

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09 Aug 2020

Vanda Orchids

VANDA ORCHID IN HOUSEPLANT AREA EARLSWOOD GUERNSEY

SInce the launch of our larger houseplant area outside our cafe entrance, we’ve been looking for some more unusual plants to showcase and sell. I absolutely love orchids, and one of the most impressive and interesting types we stock are Vanda orchids.

In this blog, i’ll tell you more about them – how vanda orchids grow and orchid care tips if you buy one for your home. As is often the case with orchids, after an initial investment to buy them and time to learn how to care for them, vanda orchids can go on providing great value through months of beautiful blooms year after year.

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17 Jul 2020

Grow Potatoes for Christmas Dinner!

GROWING POTATOES IN A CONTAINER

Grow Potatoes now for harvesting for dinner on Christmas Day!

NOW ON SALE – seed potatoes ready for planting now (July/August) and harvesting about 12 weeks later.

Read on for instructions on how to plant and care for these so that you can enjoy some delicious new potatoes in late Autumn or even at Christmas time.

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10 Jul 2020

Our new houseplants

We’re delighted to have launched our improved houseplant area outside our cafe entrance. We hope that our new displays which combine different types of houseplants with a wide range of decorative cover pots, give you inspiration to add a few new houseplants to your home.

In this update we’ve summarised the main categories of houseplants we’re now stocking, together with the typical spots in your home that they might be suitable for. Look out for more houseplant updates and tips over the coming weeks!

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06 Jun 2020

Growing Roses

Roses are beautiful garden plants and come in a variety of forms. Growing roses can add much to your garden, providing colour and  fragrance. Nearly all of them make an excellent cut flower. Single flowered roses are also great for pollinators, and some leafcutter bees use rose leaf to make their nests.

Click here to see what roses we currently have in stock.

In this update we give you a summary of the types of roses, and what they need to thrive.

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28 Jan 2020
GREAT TIT AND ROBIN ON A BIRD FEEDER

Wild Bird Feeding

Don’t forget our feathered friends this winter!

WIld bird feeding is good to do all year round. There may be shortages of different food sources at different times of year. However, they particularly benefit in Winter when food can particularly hard to come by and when the weather can be very stormy here in Guernsey.

EARLSWOOD GARDEN CENTRE WILD BIRD FOOD

In recent months, we’ve spent a lot of time extending and refining our range of bird food and feeders to give you an excellent selection for wild bird feeding at competitive prices. 
 
So why not set up your own “Bird Café”… Here’s how..
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03 Jan 2020
seed potatoes that have been chitted ready for planting

Grow Your Own Potatoes

Seed Potatoes

Seed potaoes are a seasonal product and so on sale at certain times of year:
 
Late December – March for earlies and maincrop seed potatoes;
Mid July – for potatoes to grow for Christmas harvesting.
 
If you’ve never grown your own before, why not use our guide below to give it a go? You don’t need much space – you can even grow your own potatoes in large containers or potato planters which we stock too!
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