Gardening for a Greener Tomorrow: A Sustainable Approach

Haskins Garden Centre’s in-house plant expert, Alasdair Urquhart, shares his top tips. We can all take simple steps to become more green-fingered when it comes to looking after our outdoor spaces. Haskins Garden Centre’s in-house plant expert, Alasdair Urquhart, explains that sustainability isn’t just a buzzword. “Sustainable gardening isn’t just a trend; it’s a responsibility…

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A guide to planting spring bulbs in the autumn

Haskins Garden Centre’s in-house horticulturalist, Alasdair Urquhart, shares his top tips to ensure your spring garden flourishes. September and October are the perfect months to begin planting your spring flowering bulbs. Planting in the autumn months gives time for the bulbs to establish so that they can flower at the right time the following spring.…

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Haskins Garden Centre spreads festive cheer through toy donations to University Hospital Dorset NHS Charity

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown donated 150 Christmas Bears to the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity, supporting the community through its ‘Elf Dash’ event at Branksome Dene Beach last weekend. The popular ‘Elf Dash’ brought together more than 200 fundraisers to complete a 2km dash along the scenic Branksome seafront in Poole, raising funds to…

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Companion planting: How to make your garden flourish this summer

Haskins Garden Centre’s in-house plant expert, Alasdair Urquhart, shares his top tips for the best plants to pair together Companion planting is one of the easiest ways to maintain a natural balance in your garden. It offers an organic and sustainable approach to gardening, promoting healthier plants, reduced pest and disease pressure, and improving overall…

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Hydrangeas in bloom: Bring some late-summer colour to your garden

Haskins Garden Centre’s in-house plant expert, Alasdair Urquhart, gives his tips on planting hydrangeas for late summer and early autumn colour. Late summer into early autumn is the perfect time to plant hydrangeas to add vibrancy to your garden. If you plant wisely during August and early September, you can ensure your garden flourishes with…

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Haskins’ rhubarb, orange and honey cordial recipe

Take spring from garden to kitchen with Haskins’ rhubarb, orange and honey cordial recipe. As the spring months begin to emerge following winter, Haskins Garden Centres has created a delicious and easy-to-follow rhubarb, orange and honey cordial recipe. March is the perfect time to start harvesting these unique vegetables and also plant your own home-grown…

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Haskins celebrates a successful year of fundraising to refurbish the kitchen at Christchurch’s Macmillan Unit

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has raised over £11,000 for its 2022 Charity of the Year, Macmillan Caring Locally, based at Christchurch Hospital. Throughout the past year, Haskins’ Ferndown team held various fundraising events in aid of Macmillan Caring Locally, including quizzes, performances, collections, and various challenges. The team also collected donations from customers via…

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Haskins celebrates qualification success for two employees

Haskins Garden Centres is celebrating the achievements of two employees, Jason Froggatt, Group Catering Manager at Haskins, and Mike Morath, Commercial and Operations Manager at Birdworld, after they achieved their Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety and Hygiene in Catering. The award was achieved through Highfield Qualifications after Jason and Mike undertook a five-day…

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