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Garden Jobs This Month in Enfield

Garden Jobs This Month - October.


  1. Plant drifts of spring bulbs informally in a lawn, including crocuses, daffodils and snake’s-head fritillaries
  2. Lift tender cannas to avoid frost damage, dry off the tubers and store in cool dark conditions until spring
  3. Plant up cheery pot displays with winter colour, such as heathers, cyclamen, winter pansies and skimmia
  4. Lift and pot up tender perennials, such as chocolate cosmos, gazanias and coleus, to protect over winter
  5. Plant evergreen shrubs and conifer hedges while the soil is still warm
  6. Remove any pot saucers and raise pots up onto feet to prevent waterlogging over winter
  7. Transplant deciduous shrubs that are in the wrong place or have outgrown their current position
  8. Wrap layers of fleece or straw around banana plants and tree ferns to protect from frost
  9. Collect seeds from hardy perennials, such as astrantia, achillea and red valerian, and sow straight away
  10. Take hardwood cuttings from ornamental trees and shrubs
  11. Reduce the height of shrub roses to avoid windrock damage over winter
  12. Empty spent summer pots and hanging baskets, and compost the contents


  1. Take cuttings of shrubby herbs, such as rosemary, lemon verbena and thyme
  2. Remove large fruits on fig trees that have failed to ripen, leaving pea-sized fruits to develop for harvesting next year
  3. Sow green manure, such as winter rye, rather than leaving soil bare over winter
  4. Cover salad plants with cloches to prolong cropping
  5. Keep sowing batches of hardy broad beans and peas outdoors for early crops next year
  6. Plant garlic cloves in a sunny well-drained spot, 15cm apart, with their tip 5cm below the surface
  7. Finish picking runner beans and French beans, but leave a few pods to ripen fully, so you can save the seeds
  8. Cut down the ferny shoots of asparagus to soil level once they’ve turned yellow, then add to the compost bin
  9. Divide large clumps of herbs, such as chives, lemon balm and marjoram, then replant or share with friends
  10. Wrap grease bands around the trunks of apple, pear, cherry and plum trees to trap the crawling female winter moth
  11. Clear away old crops, so they can’t harbour pests and diseases on the veg plot through the winter
  12. Cut fruited stems of blackberries and autumn raspberries down to the ground
  13. Raise pumpkins and squash onto bricks to keep them dry and expose them to more sun, to ripen the skins
  14. Order bare-root fruit trees and bushes for planting from late autumn to early spring
  15. Plant out spring cabbages


  1. Clean out the greenhouse to get rid of debris that can harbour overwintering pests and diseases
  2. Wash greenhouse glazing to let in as much of the weaker autumn daylight as possible
  3. Bring potted tropical plants inside, including bananas, pineapple lilies (eucomis) and brugmansias
  4. Plant hippeastrum (amaryllis) bulbs in pots on a warm windowsill for flowers by Christmas
  5. Move potted citrus plants and fuchsias inside over winter, keeping them cool but frost free
  6. Sow quick-growing microgreens, such as kale and mustard, for nutrient-rich pickings in just a few weeks
  7. Line greenhouse glazing with bubble insulation, as night-time temperatures start to drop
  8. Keep indoor azaleas constantly moist, ideally using rainwater
  9. Pot up the roots of lily-of-the-valley to provide fragrant winter flowers indoors
  10. Water plants more sparingly as conditions turn cooler and the days get shorter
  11. Sow sweet peas in deep pots for early flowers next summer
  12. Plant prepared narcissus bulbs for fragrant indoor blooms in about 10 weeks
  13. Spread out harvested onions and garlic on greenhouse staging to dry thoroughly before storing
  14. Inspect plants you bring into the greenhouse over winter for any pests and diseases
  15. Attach guttering to the greenhouse and install a water butt, to make good use of autumn rain
  16. Clear fallen leaves from greenhouse guttering to ensure water butts fill up


  1. Rake up fallen leaves from lawns, borders, driveways and paths, and store in bin bags to rot down into leafmould
  2. Build a log pile at the back of a border for wildlife to shelter in
  3. Check that your shed is secure and waterproof, so you can safely store tools and patio furniture in it over winter
  4. Apply an autumn lawn feed to revive the grass after the rigours of summer
  5. Remove barley straw, placed in the pond in spring to discourage algae, once it has turned black
  6. Empty ceramic and glazed pots that aren’t frost proof and store in a shed over winter
  7. Spike compacted lawns and brush grit into the holes to improve drainage
  8. Fork up perennial weeds, including horsetail or bindweed, removing every bit of root
  9. Cut autumn-fruiting raspberries down to the ground after harvesting
  10. Collect up hoses and drip-feed systems and store indoors over winter, so they don’t freeze and split
  11. Clean out and disinfect bird boxes
  12. Gather up canes and plant supports that are no longer in use, and store indoors over winter
  13. Go on regular snail hunts, especially on damp evenings, to reduce overwintering populations

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 41: Chilly.

Good morning gardeners. Yes… a chilly start to the week here in north London. Yet another sign (if you have not headed our previous advice) that you need to be thinking about getting some autumn / winter bedding plants in the ground before the soil temperature drops too low.

We still have plenty of mixed colour boxes of Pansies plus violas, wallflowers & polyanthus. They will all benefit from planting out this month. A good stock of spring bulbs can be found in number 1 greenhouse, but these are selling quickly.

As time is ticking towards winter more rapidly, it is appropriate that we mention the impending shift in opening times. From November 1st, we will be moving to 9am-4.30pm. This is a regular thing for us as daylight hours decrease.

That is about all for this update. We hope that some of you took advantage of our #Acer clearance event this weekend. It seems to have been quite popular & we have indeed cleared all that we intended. Keep an eye on our posts for any further news regarding other mini clearance offer events.

Happy Gardening Everyone.


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!

We also stock & accept “National Garden Gift Vouchers” 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. (Please note that we no longer sell the paper form of these vouchers however, we do continue to accept them as long as they are in date & validated by the retailer).

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.

If a product had been delivered by us its return is soley the responsibility of the purchaser. We will not offer a pick up service unless extreme circustances dictate that there is no other option. In such a case the purchaser may be liable for the cost of pick up. 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.

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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