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Garden Jobs This Month near St Albans

Garden Jobs This Month - September.

FLOWERS

  1. Sow hardy annuals, such as cerinthes, ammi, scabiosa and cornflowers, for flowers early next summer
  2. Lift gladioli corms, dry them off, then store in a frost-free shed or garage over winter
  3. Plant wallflowers, pansies, forget-me-nots and other spring bedding in pots and borders
  4. Collect ripe seeds from your favourite flowers and store in labelled envelopes, ready to sow in spring
  5. Plant up containers for autumn interest, using cyclamen, heathers, heucheras and other colourful bedding plants
  6. Bring any houseplants that you moved outside over summer back indoors, before temperatures start to drop
  7. Lift, divide and replant congested clumps of perennials, such as achilleas, once they finish flowering
  8. Apply vine weevil control to pots if plants show the tell-tale sign of notched leaf margins
  9. Fill any gaps with late-flowering perennials, such as sedums, to provide nectar for pollinating insects into autumn
  10. Plant spring bulbs, including crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths, bluebells and snake’s-head fritillaries in pots and borders
  11. Take cuttings from fuchsias, salvias and pelargoniums
  12. Keep summer bedding flowering in hanging baskets and pots until the first frosts by deadheading and feeding regularly
  13. Trim conifer hedges to neaten them up and control height
  14. Leave sunflower seedheads in place for birds to feed on

FRUITS & VEGETABLES

  1. Sow hardy greens, such as kale, land cress, pak choi, mizuna, lamb’s lettuce and mustard, for winter pickings
  2. Prune out all the fruited canes of summer raspberries, cutting down to the base, and tie in new canes to supports
  3. Pot up herbs, such as chives and parsley, and place on a sunny windowsill to use during winter
  4. Start sowing hardy varieties of broad beans and peas for early crops next year
  5. Plant onion and shallot sets in a sunny spot, 10cm apart, with the tip just showing above the soil
  6. Cut away any leaves covering the fruits of pumpkins, squash and marrows to help the skins ripen in the sun
  7. Plant saffron crocus bulbs (Crocus sativus), so you can harvest your own saffron this autumn
  8. Pick apples and pears before the wind blows them down, and store undamaged fruits if you can’t eat them fresh
  9. Store chillies by threading the stalks onto strong cotton or wire and hanging up to dry somewhere warm and dry
  10. Cut off trusses of unripe outdoor tomatoes before the weather turns cold, then ripen them indoors
  11. Lift maincrop potatoes, dry off and store in hessian or paper sacks, in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place
  12. Complete summer pruning of both free-standing and trained apple trees, to encourage good fruiting in future years

IN THE GREENHOUSE

  1. Plant prepared hyacinth bulbs in pots or hyacinth glasses, for fragrant indoor flowers at Christmas
  2. Take down greenhouse shade netting or wash off shading paint by the end of the month, as light levels start to fall
  3. Stay vigilant for pests and diseases in the greenhouse, and treat any you find immediately
  4. Plant dwarf spring bulbs in pots, including irises, crocuses, chionodoxa and scilla, for early flowers
  5. Pot up tender perennials, such as fuchsias and osteospermum, from summer displays and bring indoors before temperatures drop
  6. Repot moth orchids after flowering if they look like they’re about to burst out of their pot
  7. Water houseplants less frequently and move them off particularly cold windowsills at night
  8. Plant hippeastrum (amaryllis) bulbs in pots for spectacular flowers over the festive season
  9. Plant Anemone De Caen corms for a vibrant indoor display in early spring
  10. Pay close attention to greenhouse ventilation, shutting vents on cool nights
  11. Check greenhouse heaters are in good working order
  12. Maintain good plant hygiene, picking off faded blooms and dead leaves before fungal diseases can take hold
  13. Look out for forecasts of early frosts and be ready to bring tender potted plants under cover
  14. Move potted peaches and nectarines into a cool greenhouse or porch

AROUND THE GARDEN

  1. Rake thatch from lawns, aerate well-trodden areas by spiking with a garden fork, and re-seed bare patches
  2. Put netting across ponds to stop autumn leaves falling in and rotting
  3. Water autumn-flowering asters regularly to deter mildew
  4. Clean out water butts and check downpipe fittings in preparation for autumn rains
  5. Remove duckweed, pondweed and algae from water features and ponds
  6. Check that tree ties and plant supports are firmly in place, ahead of any autumn gales
  7. Wash and disinfect bird feeders and tables to maintain hygiene
  8. Collect fallen leaves to store in a chicken-wire cage or bin bags to make leafmould
  9. Hunt for rosemary beetles on lavender and rosemary, picking off the striped metallic beetles and their grey larvae
  10. Collect up and bin apples, plums and pears infected with brown rot, to reduce the spread of this fungal disease
  11. Order bare-root fruit trees to plant later in autumn or winter
  12. Check roses for signs of fungal diseases, such as blackspot, and pick off and bin all affected 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 37: Fresh.

Good morning gardeners. Quite a nice weekend, on the whole, here in Enfield. Bit of sun, then overcast but remaining warm. Just right for a bit of gardening. Fresh… sums up a couple of things this week. Firstly, the mornings. A definite autumnal chill can be felt on early starts with moisture collecting on car screens. Secondly, it describes the plants that we have recently had delivered. Our shrub area is now autumn & winter ready with some lovely new additions complimenting our own grown range. We managed to put out some posts & stories yesterday, highlighting some of the arrivals & there will be more to follow this week. Included are some evergreens & grasses in smaller size containers suitable for mixed container arrangements. Just another quick reminder that autumn / winter bedding plants are ready. Currently the range includes mini cyclamen & trailing pansies in 9cm pots, Wallflowers polyanthus & pansies in bedding boxes (12 plants per box). Our terracotta pot merchandisers visited on Friday so the ‘Tub & Pot’ aisle is full. We have glazed & plain terracotta in various sizes & price ranges. So if you want to make a winter display, pot up a shrub or choose containers for spring flowering bulbs (which we have a FULL selection of) there will be something suitable on display. There are also some lovely glazed terracotta bird baths as fresh water is a thoughtful thing to provide accompanying your bird feeders, which will soon be visited more frequently. Speaking of which, Bird Care stock is at an excellent level. This week we anticipate more deliveries including a ‘fresh’ range of ornamental & fruit trees. If they arrive on time, they should be on display by this coming weekend. We have a film crew visiting tomorrow shooting a few segments for a new TV Gardening programme that is, hopefully, coming to our screens soon. More details about this as & when we can reveal them. That is about all for todays main update. As mentioned, more posts to come for you to look out for. Happy Gardening Everyone. 13/09/21

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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Discounts

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.

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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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