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Haskins Garden Centre hosts Bulb Festival this autumn

September 12, 2016

Haskins Garden Centre is hosting a Bulb Festival throughout autumn, to celebrate the fanfare of colours provided by bulb planting. Starting now, the festival will highlight bulb flower varieties and demonstrate that there is a colour to suit everyone’s taste. In particular, the festival will showcase ‘Tulip Queensland,’ Haskins’ bulb of the year. The Tulip…

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Extend the colour in your garden through late summer

August 10, 2016

Extend the colour in your garden through late summer with Haskins’ top tips on creating a seasonal planter. Haskins Garden Centres has released some top tips on how to create a seasonal planter and extend colourful displays well into late summertime. Alasdair Urquhart, plant advisor at Haskins Garden Centres, explains: “By selecting suitable plants and…

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Special Grandad restores garden after bad fall

August 2, 2016

We love to hear from our customers, so we were especially delighted to hear from Kathryn, the proud granddaughter of Elgar Watkins and his beautiful garden in Sandford. Kathryn, from Corfe Mullen, wrote in to tell us that Elgar, 85, had a bad fall in May and thought he’d never garden again. With courage and…

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Get the children interested in gardening this summer

July 19, 2016


Get the children interested in gardening this summer with top tips from Haskins Garden Centres. Haskins Garden Centres has some great ideas for those wanting to get their children interested in gardening this summer.   Just in time for the school holidays, Haskins has launched ‘Garden Gang’ to provide parents with free gardening projects and…

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Winner selected in Haskins’ ‘Name the Rose’ competition

July 18, 2016

Crawley resident Jill Attree was announced as the winner of the Haskins Garden Centre’s ‘Name the Rose of the Year’ competition in July. Jill entered the competition and suggested the name Serenity, which was selected as the winning entry. Serenity is a lightly scented white rose with a double flower and dark, shiny leaves. It’s a…

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Community allotment blooms with Haskins

July 7, 2016

On 5th July, Alasdair Urquhart from Haskins joined staff and patients of Dorset Healthcare’s Community Brain Injury Service to celebrate the fruits of their efforts on their rehabilitation allotment open day.   Pictured above: Poole Mayoress, Xena Dion, Alasdair Urquhart from Haskins and the team at the Rehabilitation Allotment project Earlier this year, Jackie Lawson,…

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Best of British – homegrown strawberry jam recipe

June 9, 2016

Sample the fruits of your labour this summer with a tasty strawberry jam recipe created by Haskins Garden Centre with tips on how to grow your own. Strawberries are easy to grow and it’s the perfect time to get planting as the British climate heats up. The fruity berries can be harvested from borders, growbags,…

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West Moors Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Flower Festival

May 31, 2016

West Moors Parish Council, who are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year, recently asked Alasdair Urquhart from Haskins to help judge their flower festival. The festival boasted twelve imaginative, high quality displays from different groups within the village, all relating to its sixty year history. Amie Fawcett from the Parish Council and who arranged the…

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‘Share your Spring Garden’ competition winner

May 13, 2016

This beautiful picture of spring cherry blossom has been selected as the winning entry in our recent ‘Share your Spring Garden’ competition. Rose, from Lancing, sent in this photo from her garden to win the first prize of a £50 gift card. If you are a budding photographer and keen gardener watch out for future…

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