Cannon Hall Garden Centre are doing a delivery service. You order and pay by phone and they deliver it. They charge £5 for delivery.
Hampsons Garden Centre at Wakefield are also offering a delivery service but the minimum spend is £50 with no delivery service.
Daphne Leach tells us Horti Centre at Middlestown is currently providing a great "click and collect" service, which I've used a couple of times and is excellent!
Go onto their website, create an online account, then browse the various different sections, add your shopping to the basket and pay online. You will get an email confirming your order, then a follow-up email to let you know your order is ready for collection.
Drive into the large, bottom car park, with your order number to hand, and you will see a line of trolleys with individual orders ready and waiting. The whole thing works like clockwork and social distancing is really simple.
I put in an order for compost and a good selection of their current bedding plants, then the following day ordered some new perennials to keep me even busier! The plants here are always really good quality and at very reasonable prices.
You can also order everything to keep your garden birds well fed!
WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING DURING THE LOCKDOWN?
Diane and Steve Nichols writes
“During lockdown we have taken the opportunity to do some gardening, as I am sure a lot of people have. I have planted some dwarf sunflower seeds in the greenhouse which will hopefully grow in time for my daughter’s first wedding anniversary in August as I grew some for her wedding last year.
I am also enjoying watching and listening to the birds in the garden -we have some blue tits in our birdbox which are very busy and a robin bathing in the bird bath about teatime each day.
We have also been doing some work in the allotment -by work I mean constant digging as it was neglected last year. Our goal is to ‘get on top of it’ this year so that it is prepared for later this year/next year’s sowing!
See photos opposite
John Ryden writes:
“During the first week we put in a new rockery bed at the front of the bungalow. Just not able to get the grit I needed to cover this properly. I managed to get some good alpine plants by mail order. I have also added lots from our old alpine garden and have to keep watering them in”. See photo opposite.
See pic opposite of David Wiles lovely garden
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