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13th November 2017

Win a Christmas Hamper Worth £100

Win a Christmas Hamper Worth £100

Win a Christmas Hamper Worth £100! To win a hamper packed full of fantastic Christmas goodies please take 5 minutes to fill out a small survey we have about Garden Centres. Click HERE for the questionnaire. You can either Download and send the filled in form to sales@homeleigh.co.uk You can also print the file and bring it in store. Or you can post it to :Homeleigh Garden CentreDutsonLauncestonPL159SP Good Luck!

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9th November 2017

Aarons Latest Sea Fishing Experience

Aarons Latest Sea Fishing Experience

This month I am pleased to say I will be writing about my sea angling exploits. Over the last month or so my colleague Terry and I have managed around 6 Short evening sessions at our local beach. We have had mixed results with me experiencing two blank sessions and Terry having one. My main target being the small eyed ray which frequent the North Cornish shore during the autumn months, although any fish were welcome. For the purpose of this blog I will focus on two sessions that were our most productive. The first of these was around mid-October. After working ourselves into a fishing frenzy during our day at work and checking the surf report more times than is healthy we eventually got down...

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1st November 2017

Tips for caring for your pond over Winter

Tips for caring for your pond over Winter

With winter fast approaching it’s time to think about preparing your pond for the change in season and making sure it’s residents come through it happy and healthy ready for the coming spring. Pond Cleaning The first thing to do is to ensure the pond is clean by removing any dead plants and cutting back any dead foliage from marginal plants and lilies if possible. When removing plants from the pond it is worth remembering that you are also removing cover for your fish, so it is important to be wary of predators such as herons and cats, and may be worth thinking about installing some sort of deterrent. A net to cover your pond is perfect for detering predators and keeping loose debris...

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31st October 2017

Homeleigh Plant Department November Blog

Homeleigh Plant Department November Blog

Homeleigh Plant Department November 2017 The clocks have gone back so there’s less time to work in the garden now. Make the most of bright cool days with these jobs: Tulips Plant tulip bulbs now. They need excellent drainage - so add a good few inches of gravel at the bottom of deep terracotta pots. Multipurpose compost is fine for bulbs as it drains well. Make sure the bulbs are at least 6 inches deep with the pointy ends up. If you are layering different sorts in the pot the last to flower goes in first, building up the layers to the earliest to flower. You will have to start very deep for this method. We always have a fantastic variety of composts, some of our deals include...

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10th October 2017

Homeleigh Plant Department October Blog

Homeleigh Plant Department October Blog

Homeleigh Plant Department Monthly Blog October 17 Jobs in the garden Autumn is well and truly here so it's time to remove any tired looking summer bedding plants, replace the potting compost and plant your pots with vibrant autumn plants. We have a superb range of locally grown pansies, violas, sweet williams, forget me nots and the ever popular, brightly coloured mini cyclamen. If you have dry soil we have fresh weekly deliveries of wallflowers. Sold in bunches of 10, planted in the borders now will bring delicious scent to your spring garden. Early flowering herbaceous plants may look past their best now and can be cut down to ground level and composted. Rake up fallen leaves and...

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10th October 2017

Crediton Blog

Crediton Blog

Here in Crediton we are rushed off our feet with plans for Autumn, Christmas and even next Spring! We have thousands of plug plants to pot up, bare root roses due in over the next few weeks, fruit bushes and trees will be arriving by the end of the month and on top of that we are preparing something quite special for our little shop, but we will leave that as a surprise! In a garden centre the transitions from Winter to Spring and from Summer to Autumn are the two busiest times of the year. With the Autumn changeover there is also the preparation for Christmas, which we plan to make very special this year so make sure you drop by, there’s always something different!

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9th October 2017

Fishing Blog Episode 4

Fishing Blog Episode 4

First, I apologise for a lack of blog over the last couple of months. There are two main reasons for this, the main being quite a large-scale refit throughout the shop. If you have yet to see it I highly recommend coming to have a look as we are all very proud of how we have got the shop looking. The second reason is I was hoping to write about angling exploits other than carp fishing. I am afraid I have failed on this front as all my spare time has been consumed chasing carp, apart from three hours spent chasing an early salmon which only resulted in numerous stunning brown trout. I have mainly been focusing on fishing Upper Tamar lake recently. Up until around a month ago I was having steady...

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6th October 2017

How to carve the perfect pumpkin

How to carve the perfect pumpkin

How to carve the perfect pumpkin Pumpkin carving doesn’t need to be difficult this year, Homeleigh Garden Centre has a few tips to help you in creating the Scariest Jack-O’-Lantern you possibly can. Follow our easy steps and hopefully it can be an enjoyable thing rather than a painful or tedious one. These are the steps to creating the most SPOOK- Tacular Pumpkin. Choosing the best pumpkin- You want to find a relatively large, round pumpkin with a flat bottom. Small or misshapen ones may look quirky, but they can be more difficult and annoyance to carve. Of course you want to find a fresh pumpkin without any blemishes as well (ones with large stems help)- the fresher you...

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19th June 2017

Charlie Bear Blog

Charlie Bear Blog

This week we have had a big delivery that includes some brand new bears as well as a few older bears that we have not stocked for awhile. Cloth Ears remains Bear of the month but his price has lowered. For more information and news from Homleigh Garden Centre, please check our website at www.homeleigh.co.uk or our facebook page at https://en-gb.facebook.com/Homeleigh.Garden.Centre Charlie Bears ALISON If you are called Alison, or know someone with this name, then this namesake bear is the perfect one for you or them. She is made from a curly, cherry red plush fur on her arms, legs and ears and her panda eyes are the same colour, along with her matching hand-stitched nose and...

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29th May 2017

Monthly Charlie Bear Blog.

Monthly Charlie Bear Blog.

New in stock this week we have Cecil, a squeaking bear who joins his family of sound making Bears. Also we have two new Minimos, Flute and Paws. For more information and news from Homeleigh Garden Centre, please check our website at www.homeleigh.co.uk or our Facebook page at https://en-gb.facebook.com/Homeleigh.Garden.Centre CHARLIE BEARS CECILCecil is the baby in the bunch and can be seen with his older siblings on page 20 of our catalogue in a land far-far away. He is loosely jointed so he can be easily posed in his new hug, his coat has been created using soft and subtle pale browns with soothing grey undertones. This fabric we have used has a slight twist which gives him his preloved appearance,...

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