Bulletin

GARDEN BULLETIN MID DECEMBER

LAST ONE FOR 2021.

It is almost Christmas and the New Year is on its way for another hopefully good gardening year. The shorts day is 21st December.

Christmas Trees – This year our trees have been sourced from a local grower in Banbridge, so very few road miles they are non needle drop and come in sizes from 5ft to 8ft we still have plenty to choose from and can be re netted for ease of transport home. Before putting the real tree into your home cut of the bottom to expose fresh living tissue place the tree into a stand which holds water, to allow the tree to take up water. If possible keep your tree away from radiators and fires. In the new year dispose of your tree at the recycling centre of chop it up and put it into the brown bin.

Potted Christmas Trees – We have two types in Frazer Firs – These are container grown and will grow outside in a larger container or plant into the ground. Our second is the traditional Christmas tree the Norway Spruce these have been grown in fields and lifted in October and placed in pots with roots and grown on. If either of these trees are placed in the home for Christmas it is essential to keep them watered and away from radiators and fires.

Christmas Decorations – We have an excellent range of decorations and artificial trees and our Christmas Display is looking great.

Garden Ornaments – After an absence of more than a year we now have an excellent range of concrete ornaments in lots to choose from, including Bird Baths and Garden Benches. A great range of animals etc.

Winter Colour – We still have a selection of winter flowering bedding plants for borders and containers including Kale ( coloured cabbage) cyclamen, pansies, violas and primroses.

Plants for Winter Interest – Many plants in our gardens go dormant in the Winter giving us no interest, but there are numerous plants which will give interest throughout the Winter. Prunus Autumnalis – Winter flowering cherry. Euphorbia – attractive winter foliage. Heathers – Saracococco – Convolvulus – Leucothoe – Viburnum – Symhoricarpus- Conifers.

Look after the Birds – Once the heavy frosts and snow starts to appear it is important to think about the birds which may visit your garden so give them some food on a daily basis. We have a large variety of different bird food in stock plus feeders, bird tables, bird baths and nesting boxes.

Garden Gift Vouchers – We have our own in House Gift Vouchers which can be used as a credit note, so you do not have to spend all the value at once. The other Voucher is a HTA voucher which can be spent in any garden centre here in Northern Ireland or sent over to England.

Christmas Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 5.30pm

Sunday 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Christmas Eve – 24th December the Centre will close at 1.00pm

Christmas Holidays

The centre will be closed from Christmas Eve (1.00pm) and re open on Monday 3rd January, 2022.

Opening hours for January, 2022.

Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 5.30pm

Sunday 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Our Christmas message on behalf of all the team at Inver Garden Centre we would like to thank you for the support you have given during this very challenging year and would like to wish you and your family circle a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

If you have any arrangements or wreaths ordered please pick them up no later than the 22nd December.

Enjoy your Garden

John & Norma.

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October

Autumn Lawn Feed

Winter Preparations

All fallen leaves can be put on a compost heap

November

Christmas Shop

Cut perennial plants right down, adding all the remains to the compost heap.

December

Christmas Shop

To protect your potted plants from the harshest winter weather group them in a sheltered spot