And the winner is… Anemone


The Thorngrove team are feeling the rush of spring, says Kelsi-Dean Buck, caused by a bit of sunshine and a rush of colour in the courtyard

Thorngrove is positively brimming with … well, positivity! We love this time of year – the weather starts to get a little warmer, and we see lots of people getting enthusiastic about their gardens again after the winter break. It’s been a long cold season, and like many of you, we’re just starting to plan ahead for those spring and summer garden gatherings, the barbecues, and the weekend and evening chill outs.
The late winter flowers such as hyacinth, hellebores and all the winter bedding have been bringing vibrancy to the courtyard at Thorngrove – I even snapped up a few of our hyacinth and primroses myself for my fence containers at home. It felt like an official breaking of the seal; I’m now officially getting into Garden Mode, and I cannot wait to make the most of my space this year.

Windflowers for the win
One of the most important jobs here at Thorngrove is picking our plant of the month. After much back and forth and internal discussion, we’ve decided for March it’s going to be the beautiful Anenome. No, not the underwater kind! These ‘land’ anemone plants are free-flowering perennials, producing masses of saucer-shaped, bright or pastel flowers. They are starting to bloom now, though some kinds bloom later in the year too. They belong to the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, and are commonly called windflowers. They’re already looking beautiful and will make a perfect addition to your home or garden this month, so stop by and pick up yours today!

It’s all going on
We have a special offer in the Secret Garden Café for Mother’s Day weekend (Mum’s eat free! See our website and social media for more details). As I write this, space is very limited.
We’re also soon to reveal our Easter Crafts events and activities for children, and we want to thank everyone who attended our February half-term ones. We love seeing all the creativity and smiles from those who attend! We also have a range of special discount vouchers for returning customers – be sure to ask for a voucher sheet on your next visit!
One last thing … our competition for March will be launching soon. Don’t miss out on your chance to win a very special prize provided by a brilliant local business!
What are your plans for your garden this year? Drop in and let us know (we’re always up for a natter about a garden), or come and share photos on our facebook. We look forward to see you this spring!


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