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April Gardening Tips

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

From Helen Smith – The Flower Pot Nursery

“April is a super time to be planting, with the frosts drawing to a close and flowers blooming the garden really feels like it is coming to life!

It’s a good opportunity to plant all manner of things,” says Helen from Tunbridge Wells based Flower Pot Nursery.

“Some of my favorites for this time of year include various coloured Hebes like Heartbreaker, Red Robbins – both standard and dwarf varieties, and Pieris – my favourite’s Forest Flame.  April is also a great time for Camellias, Magnolias, plus beautiful Hellebores with all their soft colours, and Euphorbias to die for! You’re also just in time to plant Hydrangeas and Rhododendrons. We’ve got some beautiful President Roosevelt Rhododendrons in stock at present with their amazing red and white variegated flower heads.

President Roosevelt

And if you have got some trellis or garden walls why not think about climbers like Honeysuckle and Clematis.”

Helen is always happy to help customers if they need any planting advice.

Helen and Harry

Plus, Harry her Jack Russell will follow you around and give a good bark if you step out of line. Some say he runs the place!

You’ll find The Flower Pot Nursery along The Frant Road, just as you leave Tunbridge Wells.

Helen took ownership of the nursery some 3 years ago, and since then has transformed it into a focused local venue offering quality plants at affordable prices. She sights the open air as one of her passions and previously ran another nursery in Orpington before moving to Tunbridge Wells. Prior to this she studied Horticulture at Hadlow College.

Even as a child she enjoyed the outdoor life (her father is a retired arable farmer who now lives in Wales).

If you visit The Flower Pot Nursery you’ll notice that it stocks lots of unusual things, being particularly proud of its topiary, bedding plants, interesting pots and most recently statues.

To meet Helen and sample her knowledge and unique blend of wares drive out of Tunbridge Wells on the Frant Road, past the Rugby Ground on your left and The Flower Pot Nursery is on your right.

Contact details are 01892 510190, postcode is TN3 9HB