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14th December 2017

Homeleigh Christmas Gift Ideas 2017!

Homeleigh Christmas Gift Ideas 2017!

Homeleigh Christmas Gift Ideas 2017! Being the largest independent garden centre in the south west you’d think we’d have a gift idea for everyone… Well you’d be right! With our departments branching from Foodhall, Salon, Aquatics, Gardening, Furniture, Clothing and many more we really do have a gift idea for every single person. In store we have beautiful poinsettia, fir trees and other wintery foliage for every garden. We pride ourselves in the high quality of our plants and have incredibly knowledgable staff that can give you pointers and advice on the smallest bedding plant to the largest tree! At the moment aswell we have an incredible variety of English grown...

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13th December 2017

How to tie my favourite three Carp fishing rigs.

How to tie my favourite three Carp fishing rigs.

Over the last month I seem to have turned into somewhat of a fair-weather angler only venturing out for two 24-hour carp sessions and one-day pike fishing. Both my carp sessions took place at Upper Tamar lake. Over the two sessions I managed to catch four carp up to mid doubles three being on my first session and one on my most recent session. As I managed to catch fish I was happy with this result. My pike session took place at Simpsons Valley fishery. To be honest the less said about this session the better with me and my friend experiencing a frustrating session seeing plenty of fish striking but no takes to any of our rods. In hindsight I think the fish must have seen lots of dead baits...

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12th December 2017

The Winter Essentials For Your Garden

The Winter Essentials For Your Garden

The Winter Essentials For Your Garden Jobs outdoors are about maintenance now so make the most of the odd bright day! Soil is bare now, so add a thick layer of compost or composted bark to improve the soil structure. You don’t need to dig it in, the winter weather and worms will do the work. If you don’t want to collect it in your car, ask at the till about our delivery service. Hellebores, remove the old leathery leaves of hellebores now, allowing the flower buds to get the light. There are many coming into Homeleigh now if you need to increase your collection. Plant treatments can be found here. Acers, if you need to improve the shape of your acers, or remove...

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7th December 2017

Aquascaping - Step by Step Guide

Aquascaping - Step by Step Guide

Aquascaping Step by Step Guide For this Aquascape the tank I decided to go with was an Aquascaper 900 by Evolution Aqua, a good size tank for my needs and also good looking with it’s low-iron super white glass and minimal clear silicon joints. I decided to focus on red plants for this particular project. Once I had decided on the aquarium it was time to think about a good quality substrate, something that would give the plants the start they needed but also the nutrient base that would keep them thriving for a long period. Aquarium Soil by Tropica is the substrate I opted for, it’s a complete bottom layer and so there was no need to apply gravel to the tank as well. I also banked...

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6th December 2017

Our Homeleigh Christmas Trees Are Here!

Our Homeleigh Christmas Trees Are Here!

Our Homeleigh Christmas Trees Are Here! We have a beautiful selection of English grown Christmas trees in stock right now. With 4 separate types of tree at varying sizes we can cater for all sizes of rooms. With our extremely knowledgeable staff with years of experience and expertise, we can find the perfect tree for you. We can help guide you on how best to care for your tree or which stand would be best suited, Homeleigh has everything possible for you to make a wonderfully festive Christmas Tree. Our tree types this year are: Noble Fir trees, under 6ft and over from £30. In the wild, the trees are tall, beautifully symmetrical and grow to over 200 feet in height. The bark...

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5th December 2017

Christmas Time With Your Furry Members Of The Family

Christmas Time With Your Furry Members Of The Family

Winter The festive season is well and truly on its way which means gifts, plenty of great food and spending time with our family; for many of us that will also include our beloved pets. They come in many shapes and sizes but can be the heart and soul of the family. We love to pamper our animals as much as our mums, dads, brothers & sisters so here are a few ideas to get you started: Lots of us will enjoy a tipple (or two) over the holiday season so don’t let your dog miss out on all the fun! Woof & Brew Bottom Sniffer beer is a non-alcoholic, non-carbonated fun alternative treat for dogs and would make a fantastic gift. This brew is made using the familiar Dandelion and...

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24th November 2017

Help Find Elfred!!

Help Find Elfred!!

ATTENTION LITTLE ELVES! Elfred the naughty elf is hiding and we need your help to find him! He is hiding somewhere in Homeleigh Garden Centre, Launceston and if you find him you could win Elfred himself, a goody bag full of chocolates and a £25 voucher. All you've got to do to enter is fill out a 'Find Elfred' postcard available from the main shop and post it in Elfred's post box which is near the main exit at Homeleigh Garden Centre, Launceston. Look out - Elfred has got lots of little elf friends but he is special; he's got a gold bauble on his hat and a badge that says 'naughty'. Entry is free. The winning postcard will be drawn at random from all of the correct...

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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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