Bay View Blog

Our Blog is brought to you by a team of passionate and experienced gardeners and plant experts…who just so happen to work at Bay View Garden Centre. Keep up to date with the latest news, plant advice, seasonal planting tips, plant news, new tools and products and gain an insight into the busy world of Bay View Garden Centre.

Grow your own – March

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Spring has sprung!! Hard to believe I know but the signs are there, early flowering bulbs are in full bloom spring-flowering shrubs and trees are bursting bud and leaf despite…

Graham’s Favourite Five for March

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Euphorbia ‘Amygaloides purpurea’  also known as Spurge, these plants vary from red to dark purple and bloom during spring. This bushy plant requires full sun and moist soil. If pruning…

Grow your own – February

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Looking out of the window as the wind and rain pelts against it, it's hard to imagine a vegetable plot or planters overflowing with edible crops. But this is the…

Graham’s Favourite Five for February

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Sarcococca Confusa. Also known as Sweet Box is a lovely compact evergreen shrub ideal for garden or patio tubs, with masses of tiny fragrant creamy white flowers in winter and…

Garden Renovation at Bay View

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The past couple of seasons have concentrated on tidying and getting to know the garden. Now the exciting part starts. Our exposed coastal position, soil type and aspect have greatly…

Your Garden this Month

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February It may seem like Winter is never going to end, but Spring is already starting in the garden Look out for Hellebores; such striking flowers and with so many…

Garden & Grounds Update

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A busy and exciting time ahead for the grounds department with spring just around the corner and multiple areas to landscape and bring to life. Design preparations are now complete,…

Positive feedback, plentiful evergreens and more…

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Garden progress update... Much has happened in our garden since I last updated on progress in May and we have seen many changes. After carefully marking where clumps of bulbs…
October jobs for the garden

Putting the Garden to Bed – by Plant Manager Debbie

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Gardening jobs for October With summer gone, things finally start to wind down in the garden. However there are a few jobs which, if done now, will help you prepare…

Hard gardening graft, challenging weather and a creative vision

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My first glimpse of the gardens at Bay View was late November 2017. Two previous attempts had been made to bring some semblance of order to the planted area that…

Container planting with Debbie Preston

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An inexpensive way to brighten up your garden Adding planters to your garden can be a great way to bring colour to brighten up your outdoor living space. Our resident…