Summer’s shouting in the greenhouses

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Summer at Thorngrove has arrived with its usual riot of colour – and the never-ending task of watering, says Kelsi-Dean Buck

Summer has officially arrived and oh boy have we felt it! Despite those odd spots of wind and rain, the heatwave really let us know that June was in full swing, and the summer season was upon us. What’s there to say? Stunning weather, BBQs, catching up with friends long into the evening …for many this is the best time of the year.
At Thorngrove, it’s the little things that you often don’t think would be a big deal, that catch us. Just watering our plants during the hot periods is a gargantuan task. Some plants need a drink twice a day! When you think about the thousands of plants we have …yeah, that watering time really adds up! The glasshouse and nursery teams really do have their work cut out for them during a heatwave, but we’re pleased to say their care and hard work means the plants are looking more lush than ever. Remember to take care in your own gardens if you’re working in the heat – stay hydrated, invest in a good sun hat, take breaks, and don’t forget the sun cream. We often put the care for the things we love ahead of ourselves, and no garden is worth heatstroke, trust us!

Blowsy summer
Wandering through the courtyard and glasshouses during the summer in particular really can take your breath away. It’s not that there’s a favourite time of year, but each season brings something different and summer is all about an abundance of colour with plants vying to be the centre of the attention. Last month we mentioned the roses, of course (click here for a little video!), but there’s all kinds of summer plants which are just begging to seen and stand out from the rest.
While we spend plenty of time trying to sell our beautiful plants to you, we wanted to take another moment to remind you that we now have a huge range of garden furniture available from Thorngrove. There’s still plenty of time to take advantage of the summer evenings, and if you’re having friends or family over, or are just seeking a new hanging chair for yourself, we’ve got you covered. High quality dining sets, loungers, fire pits and more.
Your dream summer garden is something we’d love to help create, so please do visit our online shop, or pick up a brochure the next time you visit.

Kelsi Dean-Buck Thorngrove Garden Centre

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