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We are pleased to announce our garden centres are now open with social distancing measures in place so you can shop safely.

We are reducing the numbers of shoppers in our centres at any one time and have extended our opening hours to give you more time to visit.

We have also introduced Click and Collect, to be serviced outside the centres, for those who still need to limit contact. We will endeavour to fulfil orders within 3 working days. Unfortunately this service is not currently available at Forest Lodge.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm (Forest Lodge closes at 5:30pm), Sunday 10:30am - 4:30pm (doors open at 10:00am for viewing)

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There's still plenty of interest to be found in the garden during the winter!

Japanese quince produce colourful flowers during this time, whilst the yellow flowers of Chimonanthus produce an intoxicating sweet scent!

Hellebores, Witch Hazels, dogwoods and golden conifers can all help provide a backdrop of colour. Not only do these plants keep the garden going during this season, they also help beat those winter blues!

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Theres still plenty of interest to be found in the garden during the winter!

Japanese quince produce colourful flowers during this time, whilst the yellow flowers of Chimonanthus produce an intoxicating sweet scent!

Hellebores, Witch Hazels, dogwoods and golden conifers can all help provide a backdrop of colour. Not only do these plants keep the garden going during this season, they also help beat those winter blues!

#Haskins #HaskinsWinterPlants

Look no further, we’ve created a ‘houseplants made easy’ guide! Have a read and we’ll promise you’ll find something for you buff.ly/3nZ6Kx3

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The chaffinch is one of the most widespread and abundant birds in Britain and Ireland.

Its patterned plumage helps it to blend in when feeding on the ground and it becomes most obvious when it flies, revealing a flash of white on the wings and white outer tail feathers.

It does not feed openly on bird feeders - preferring to hop about under the bird table or a hedge instead. You'll usually hear them before you see them, with their loud song and varied calls.

If you'd like to attract these and other birds to your garden, place feeders higher up in trees or in tall shrubs so as to offer perches and some protection from predators and they'll be constantly back all season long 🐦🐦🐦

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The chaffinch is one of the most widespread and abundant birds in Britain and Ireland.

Its patterned plumage helps it to blend in when feeding on the ground and it becomes most obvious when it flies, revealing a flash of white on the wings and white outer tail feathers.

It does not feed openly on bird feeders - preferring to hop about under the bird table or a hedge instead. Youll usually hear them before you see them, with their loud song and varied calls.

If youd like to attract these and other birds to your garden, place feeders higher up in trees or in tall shrubs so as to offer perches and some protection from predators and theyll be constantly back all season long 🐦🐦🐦

#Haskins #HaskinsBirdCare

With their elegant white flowers, the Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) is a great choice for a houseplant and super easy to look after 🌿🌿😊

There are many varieties available, each with their own unique qualities, such as the size of the flowers and the size or shape of the leaves. All of them are lush, blooming plants, with a long life expectancy.

Preferring a reasonably warm room out of direct sunlight, the plants prefer a damp soil. Our recommendation is to add a large amount of water roughly once a week and add a feed to that water once a month.

Super easy to maintain, flowers will bloom for around four to ten weeks. This is followed by a rest period of a couple of weeks to create new buds. During the rest period, it's a good time to cut away the old (green) flowers, along with their stems. To aid in the flowering process, it may help to keep the plant temporarily drier and set it in a slightly cooler place.

Did you know that they are also known as the ‘spoon’ or ‘flag’ plant, and originate from Colombia and Venezuela? They were first introduced into Europe around 1870!

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With their elegant white flowers, the Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) is a great choice for a houseplant and super easy to look after 🌿🌿😊

There are many varieties available, each with their own unique qualities, such as the size of the flowers and the size or shape of the leaves. All of them are lush, blooming plants, with a long life expectancy.

Preferring a reasonably warm room out of direct sunlight, the plants prefer a damp soil. Our recommendation is to add a large amount of water roughly once a week and add a feed to that water once a month.

Super easy to maintain, flowers will bloom for around four to ten weeks. This is followed by a rest period of a couple of weeks to create new buds. During the rest period, its a good time to cut away the old (green) flowers, along with their stems. To aid in the flowering process, it may help to keep the plant temporarily drier and set it in a slightly cooler place.

Did you know that they are also known as the ‘spoon’ or ‘flag’ plant, and originate from Colombia and Venezuela? They were first introduced into Europe around 1870!

#Haskins #HaskinsHouseplants

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Our colourful Primrose Festival has started!

A riot of colour, these plants are sure to brighten up your day 🌝 🌸 🏵️

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Our colourful Primrose Festival has started!

A riot of colour, these plants are sure to brighten up your day 🌝 🌸 🏵️

#Haskins #PrimroseFestival

Camellias are one of the most popular spring-flowering shrubs, providing a vivid splash of colour when little else is in bloom.

Naturally occurring from the Himalayas to Japan and Indonesia, they are natives of deciduous woodland. The number of different types are often debated but its understood that there are up to 300 species, with around 3,000 cultivated hybrids.

Although they need acid soil, they are easy to grow in containers of ericaceous (acidic) potting compost, making them ideal for any garden. Collected rain water is ideal for watering but they can survive on tap water for a month or two in summer.

Feed them from spring to early summer with a slow release feed formulated for acid-loving plants and they'll keep rewarding you year on year.

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Camellias are one of the most popular spring-flowering shrubs, providing a vivid splash of colour when little else is in bloom.

Naturally occurring from the Himalayas to Japan and Indonesia, they are natives of deciduous woodland. The number of different types are often debated but its understood that there are up to 300 species, with around 3,000 cultivated hybrids.

Although they need acid soil, they are easy to grow in containers of ericaceous (acidic) potting compost, making them ideal for any garden. Collected rain water is ideal for watering but they can survive on tap water for a month or two in summer.

Feed them from spring to early summer with a slow release feed formulated for acid-loving plants and theyll keep rewarding you year on year.

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Another national favourite, the distinctive colours of the Blue Tit make it one of the most recognisable garden visitors.

In winter, family flocks join up with other tits as they search for food. A regular visitor to most feeders, they prefer seeds and nuts but as temperatures drop, they'll also go for suet due to it's high energy content.

Once the warmth of spring arrives, they'll swap their diet to insects and caterpillars and become a valuable pest controller in the garden.

If you'd like to attract these and other birds to your garden, place feeders higher up in trees or in tall shrubs so as to offer perches and some protection from predators and they'll be constantly back all season long 🐦🐦🐦

#haskins #HaskinsBirdCare
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Another national favourite, the distinctive colours of the Blue Tit make it one of the most recognisable garden visitors.

In winter, family flocks join up with other tits as they search for food. A regular visitor to most feeders, they prefer seeds and nuts but as temperatures drop, theyll also go for suet due to its high energy content.

Once the warmth of spring arrives, theyll swap their diet to insects and caterpillars and become a valuable pest controller in the garden.

If youd like to attract these and other birds to your garden, place feeders higher up in trees or in tall shrubs so as to offer perches and some protection from predators and theyll be constantly back all season long 🐦🐦🐦

#Haskins #HaskinsBirdCare
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Now part of the Haskins family, come and meet our fantastic friends at Birdworld

We have over 2,000 birds to view at Birdworld and a farmyard that is home to many loveable animals and even some reindeer. You'll discover lots of interesting information about our residents, from how they live both in the wild and here at the park, to what they like to eat for breakfast!