OPEN 9am-5pm (Feb' 1st - Nov' 1st)

Garden Jobs This Month in Enfield

Garden Jobs This Month - February


  1. Cut down deciduous ornamental grasses left standing over winter, before fresh shoots appear
  2. Divide large clumps of snowdrops and winter aconites after flowering and replant to start new colonies
  3. Prune late-summer flowering clematis, cutting stems back to healthy buds about 30cm from the base
  4. Divide congested clumps of herbaceous perennials and grasses to make vigorous new plants for free
  5. Transplant deciduous shrubs growing in the wrong place, while they are dormant
  6. Pot up containers with hardy spring bedding, such as primroses, wallflowers and forget-me-nots
  7. Prune winter-blooming shrubs such as mahonia, winter jasmine and heathers, once they’ve finished flowering
  8. Cut back wisteria side shoots to three buds from the base, to encourage abundant flowers in spring
  9. Give winter heathers a light trim after flowering, removing shoot tips but not cutting back into old wood
  10. Prune buddleja and elder to the base to keep these vigorous shrubs to a reasonable size
  11. Trim back ivy, Virginia creeper and other climbers if they have outgrown their space, before birds start nesting
  12. Cut away all the old foliage from epimediums with shears, before the spring flowers start to develop
  13. Sprinkle slow-release fertiliser around the base of roses and other flowering shrubs


  1. Finish winter-pruning fruit trees and soft fruits, including apples, autumn raspberries and blackcurrants
  2. Chit first-early potato tubers, such as ‘Foremost’, by standing them in trays in a light, frost-free place
  3. Prepare veg beds for sowing by weeding thoroughly, then cover with a thick layer of garden compost
  4. Feed fruit trees and bushes by sprinkling sulphate of potash fertiliser around the base to encourage fruiting
  5. Sow mustard and cress in a small seed tray on a warm windowsill for pickings in just a few weeks
  6. Put cloches or fleece over strawberry plants to start them into growth and encourage an early crop
  7. Hunt out overwintering snails huddled in empty pots and hidden corners, to reduce populations
  8. Plant rhubarb into enriched soil, or lift and divide established clumps
  9. Check if old seed packets are worth keeping by sowing a few seeds on damp kitchen paper, to see if they germinate
  10. Protect the blossom of outdoor peaches, nectarines and apricots with fleece, if frost is forecast
  11. Plant bare-root fruit bushes, trees and canes, as long as the ground isn’t frozen
  12. Inspect Mediterranean herbs for metallic green rosemary beetles if they start to look nibbled and tatty


  1. Sow sweet peas in deep pots and keep them frost-free in a greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill
  2. Sow summer bedding and tender annuals, including cosmos, lobelia, dahlias, nasturtiums and snapdragons
  3. Pot on and pinch out autumn-sown sweet peas to encourage side shoots to form
  4. Sow tender crops such as tomatoes and chillies in a heated propagator or on a warm sunny windowsill
  5. Plant dahlia tubers in trays to encourage shoots to develop, which you can then use as cuttings
  6. Monitor greenhouse temperatures with a max-min thermometer to ensure heaters are working efficiently
  7. Start planting summer bulbs in pots indoors, including liatris, begonias, gloxinias, lilies, eucomis and agapanthus
  8. Cut off hippeastrum (amaryllis) flowerheads once they fade, but leave the stalk to die down naturally
  9. Hand-pollinate the blossom of peaches and nectarines in the greenhouse using a soft paintbrush
  10. Cut back overwintered fuchsias and increase the frequency of watering to spur them into growth
  11. Remove any faded or yellowing leaves from overwintering plants to prevent fungal diseases
  12. Wash greenhouse glazing inside and out to let in as much light as possible


  1. Install a nest box with a camera, so you can watch birds raising their broods in spring
  2. If snow falls, knock it off evergreen shrubs, hedges and conifers to prevent branches snapping under the weight
  3. Make or buy a cold frame to use when hardening off young plants in spring
  4. Check fleece or other insulation is still in place around pots and borderline-tender plants
  5. Firm back down any plants that have been lifted by frost or loosened by wind-rock
  6. Make fat ball feeders and hang them among roses to attract blue tits, which will also forage for overwintering pests
  7. Improve the soil by spreading garden compost or well-rotted manure over beds and forking it
  8. Sort out and clean up canes, plant supports and cloches, ready for use in spring
  9. Prune hybrid tea and floribunda roses, before growth restarts
  10. Clear away old plant debris from pond margins and scoop out any leaves that have fallen into the water
  11. Clean and service mowers and garden power tools, so they’re in good order for spring
  12. Coppice hazel, cutting to the base, to encourage a flush of new stems that you can use for plant supports in a few years
  13. Spread a layer of well-rotted manure around roses and shrubs
  14. Remove pond netting installed in autumn to catch falling leaves

All above information from http://www.gardenersworld.com/what-to-do-now/ & are in no way based on our current stock.

This Weeks Social Media Update.

WEEK 5: Potty Time.

Good morning folks. Pinch, Punch, first of the month, no returns. Yes after what seems a very long January, February has arrived & with it, a return to our regular opening hours. We are now open 9am - 5pm from here until November. In other news, our pot companies have just delivered & merchandised their areas. So whether you prefer plastic, terracotta or composite pots, we have a great selection to pick from. Many of the summer flowering bulbs are suitable for pot growing so you could tie in the complete package as compost levels are also excellent. Speaking of compost, we are hoping to avoid 2021’s spring shortages this year. We have placed significantly larger orders than is normal for us. These orders begin to arrive this week. They should ensure that we have un-interrupted supplies of retail growing media for spring 2020. Please remember folks, seed potatoes will not be here forever. All of this years selection are now here. Please buy early & store them to avoid disappointment. The same can be said for summer bulbs. On the subject of perennial #plants we hope to begin getting some stock from approximately the middle of this month. This will begin with 1ltr UKgrown ranges & gradually build into larger pot sizes & eventually our Own Grown plants towards the end of March. That is all for now. Stay safe & Happy Gardening Everyone. 01/02/21

Shopping At Clockhouse

Garden retail like it used to be.

Here at Clockhouse Nursery we pride ourselves in providing reasonably priced plants & the products you need to grow them effectively.

That is all.

So, no need to wade through the tide of unnecessary paraphernalia that you will find in most modern garden centres.

No need to worry about parking either as we have over 150 spaces available.

Please Note !

We are a CASHLESS establishment. Accepted payment metohds: credit / debit cards (contctless or otherwise), Gift vouchers & voucher cards, Apple or Android Pay.

Site Plan

Finding your way around our site

Please note that, although this map is still relevant, we are now orerating under some covid19 distancing procedures which means that there are partial one-way systems in place. This restricts easy access between some areas.

Over recent years we have put a lot of effort into making our nursery as easilly accessible as possible. The entire sales area & car park have hard sufaces made from either concrete or tarmac. Outside pathways are wide and our sales beds are sturdy brickwork allowing customers to sit & take a rest if one of our benches is too far away or already occupied.

We feel that you will be able to navigate our nursery with ease, whether you are here for a leisurely browse or a calculated ‘in & out’ quick shop. Free copies of the nursery map (shown to the right) are available from our customer services desk, they also have a shop layout map on the back of them. Don’t forget, a member of staff will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

We hope that you enjoy your visit.

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We offer discounts on purchases which are open to everyone.

Discounts do not apply to promotion items, special offer items, gift vouchers, delivery costs or compost.

You Spend Payment with cash or debit card
£250-£549 5% discount
£550-£849 7% discount
£850+ 10% discount
Gift Vouchers

The perfect gift for green fingered family and friends

If you have absolutely no idea what to buy for as a gardening gift but you do know that the recipient is a Clockhouse Nursery customer, we can offer you a Clockhouse Nursery specific gift card. Available in four designs & similar to many highstreet gift cards in size. Simply request one at the tills, choose your design & it can then be pre loaded with an amount of your choice. Once loaded the amount on the card can be used as part payment or in its entirety. Please don’t forget to mention to your family & friends that they can become part of the Clockhouse “Garden Gang” by signing up for our loyalty card too!

Currently we also accept and sell “National Garden Gift Vouchers” (paper form only) which are accepted at over 2,000 leading UK garden centres, shops and nurseries. With National Garden Vouchers you have the choice of over 90,000 garden products from saplings to pagodas all gardeners will find something they’d like. A National Garden Gift Voucher is great for any special occasion, and whether the lucky recipient is an experienced gardener, or just starting out, they’ll be able to buy everything they need with the thoughtful gift.

Plant guarantee & refund policy

We are committed to ensuring that we sell excellent quality plants at what we deem to be reasonable prices. Many of our plants are grown here on site which enables us to maintain quality control to a very high level. Other plants are supplied by trusted companies, many of which have been in business for decades. We are always available to advise customers on the correct care for plants pre-purchase.

Because of this confidence in our product we do not offer a plant guarantee. However should you experience a problem with your plant within six months of purchase we will consider either replacement, credit note or advise you on a course of action to take to resolve the issue. Should the plant need to be returned it must be accompanied with valid proof of purchase (till receipt). We do NOT accept responsibility for plants damaged by weather conditions ( i.e. frost or extreme heat), or poor aftercare. A plant is a perishable good reliant on correct level of aftercare for survival. As such, after six months we relinquish responsibility for its nurturing & hand that duty 100% to the purchaser.

Refunds and exchanges

Should you change your mind about a ‘non plant’ product after purchase you may return it to us proving that the packaging has not been opened, the product has not been used, the product is still in saleable condition, with a valid receipt, within 28 days of purchase. Also, should the product be found to be faulty, it should be returned to us inside of 28 days with valid proof of purchase. Return or refund outside of 28 days may also be considered if the product meets the previous requirements stated. Plant returns should be within 5 working days. The plant will need to be in exactly the same condition as it was at the time of purchase and accompanied with a valid receipt. You will be offered credit note, cost equivalent exchange, or refund to the method of payment.This will be at the discretion of management.

All refunds will be credited in the same fashion as initially received, i.e. if you paid by card, the refund will need to be issued to the same card. If you paid by cash, we can only offer a refund in cash.

We do not offer refunds or guarantees on any sale or stock clearance items.

Please keep your receipt as proof of purchase.

This does not affect your statutory rights.

Visit Us

In the Spring and Summer we’re open 9am - 5pm, 7 Days a week, including Bank Holidays!

We are a CASHLESS retailer. Accepted payment metohds: credit / debit cards (contctless or otherwise), Gift vouchers & voucher cards, Apple or Android Pay.


Here is a calender showing roughly what times of year different plants are available.

Our Autumn and Winter times are 9am - 4pm, 7 days a week.
(Nov 1st - Jan 31st)

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Established in 1928

Not many Garden Centres can boast over ninety years of history, and yes, we have seen many changes over that period. Indeed change will continue as we strive always to supply the best in plants and facilities. One thing, however, will never change:

The core philosophy first introduced by Archibald John Mills way back in 1928 remains - the philosophy that built the company’s reputation, sustains it now, and will guide it in the future:

The best way to keep gardeners happy is to offer them plants of the highest quality, sold at reasonable prices.

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Horticultural Trades Association.

We are proud members of the HTA, the Horticultural Trades Association, which is ‘the’ UK’s garden trades association. The HTA has, for over 100 years, promoted the interests of its members and the industry at large.

Being a member offers us various benefits and for you, the customer, the membership should provide you with some reassurance that we are an establishment of quality that takes its responsibilities to its customers seriously.

It also enables us to offer you access to HTA backed schemes such as the national gift vouchers which are redeemable at other HTA partner businesses across the country.

Perennial GRBS

We are also proud to say that our chosen charity is Perennial GRBS (Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society). We are a Perennial Partner which means that we make an annual contribution to this worthy cause whose sole aim is to help people in many branches of horticulture including arboriculture, farming, professional gardening etc during their hours of need. Occasionally we will attach a donate button to our Facebook posts which will enable you to donate directly to this charity should you feel so inclined. Our industry is enternally thankful to those who are able to donate even the smallest amount. To find out more about their work please feel free to visit their website https://perennial.org.uk/

Dog Friendly.

We are a dog friendly establishment. We are listed with www.dogfriendly.co.uk who’s aim is to provide a directory of dog welcoming businesses accross the UK. All that we ask of you as a dog owner is that your four legged friend is kept on a lead at all times whilst wandering around the Nursery and that you clean up after them should the enivitable ‘accident’ occur.

You may access all areas of the Nursery with your pet but we ask that on busy days, you avoid queing at the tills with them especially if they are not very good around strangers. This area can feel a little confined & we feel that for anxious dogs it is best avoided. Most of the time however, you are welcome to queue & pooch may even get a dog treat if they are allowed.

One thing that we frown upon severly is the leaving of dogs in cars whilst owners are shopping. There is no excuse for this here & we have been known to release pets from boiling hot vehicles by all means at our disposal.

Get in Touch

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