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As well as the great range of apples and pears we usually stock, there are more apples on dwarf rootstock, Victoria plums on dwarf rootstock, medlars, quince, greengages and new cherry varieties for colder spots. New season raspberries are also in.


Cheer up your Winter Garden

Your garden is probably not looking at its best right now but a few quick fixes could make all the difference. Identify a gap and brighten it up with a winter interest shrub. We’ve cornus, skimmias, callicarpa, Viburnum tinus, camellias and the heavily scented sarcococca to name few. If you require something smaller, there are

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Late Autumn Planting

The autumn we know but don’t necessarily love has arrived, but the Indian summer was good while it lasted. We’ve had a wonderful summer, and it’s time to embrace the change. See the good… Lots of rain is great for the garden, and makes it a perfect time for planting. If you want some autumn

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Autumn Ideas

We hope you’ve had a fantastic summer, and that we can squeeze a bit more out of it as we approach the onset of autumn. We’ve had a wonderfully busy time at Rowan, helped along by glorious weather, not to mention lots of healthy plants and happy customers. We’re not ones for lists of ‘Things

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August News

The holiday season is officially here but for many it seems to have started quite a while ago. Glorious weather and (almost) sufficient rain have been perfect for the garden. Pots and hanging baskets have needed a lot of watering but there are worse chores you could be doing on a balmy evening. Many gardens

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Four Years at Rowan

On 2 July it will be 4 years since Alison took over at Rowan. To those who knew it then, you will have noticed a lot of change. We started by working on the shop and the cafe which is in the lean-to then used for storage. We moved on to the Plant Area by

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