Our more observant friends have noticed a picture of our orchards in both the Times and Telegraph newspapers today. With barely a sentence of print to describe the photographs, what’s the story? Like many industries linked to the hospitality industry, cider sales have been hit badly by the national lock-downs. For the larger manufacturers, pubContinue reading “Electricity from Apples”
It is with heavy hearts that we welcome in the New Year in Coronavirus Tier 4. This of course means that many more local businesses will be forced to close, bringing financial hardship to their owners and dramatically kerbing our daily routines and freedom. The message is simple, “Stay at Home” (see below for guidance).Continue reading “HAPPY NEW TIER (sic)”
This year we will have been selling LOCALLY GROWN Christmas Trees for 50 years.
Today is the day we finally earn our ranking at the top of the Google search list for “Local PYO”. VISTABELLA apples are ready to eat and are looking rather good this year, having enjoyed the sun in May & June. A light crop, so don’t expect the boughs to be creaking under the loadContinue reading “Pick Your Own”
As the country gradually loosens from lock-down, we are looking to plan for the next stage of change for our business. We have already welcomed back many old friends and customers, some of whom have not visited us for over 2 months. During that time we have taken orders by phone and email and reliedContinue reading “Web Shop Development”
The Garden Centre industry is very seasonal and the Coronavirus lock-down came at possibly the worst time of year to disrupt spring plant production. In mid March, all the signals were there to suggest that the UK would have to reduce the movement of people in a similar way to what we were seeing inContinue reading “Shortage of Bedding Plants”
According to Government advice, we have re-organised our site to allow for safe access and social distancing. The main changes involve reversing our previous one-way system through the farm shop so that now customers enter the plant area from the car park and queue (if necessary) at the door to what was the coffee shop.Continue reading “PLANT CENTRE RE-OPENS”
We are currently operating slightly differently to try and abide with guidelines for social distancing. Please look out for tape marked chevrons on the floor. Chevrons indicate 1m distance and the preferred direction of travel. Please keep 2 chevrons apart! Please complete you shopping as quickly as possible, especially if there are others waiting toContinue reading “Social Distancing”
From 23rd March, the Government has closed all garden centres to the public but continues to allow sales, providing they are click & collect or for delivery. Because we are prioritising fulfilling essential food orders for vulnerable households (and walk in shopping for those who are able to), we have directed all garden centre ordersContinue reading “Click & Collect”
Following current Government guidelines, our Coffee is closed from 23rd March until further notice. We did have plans to redecorate but circumstances have overrun them. We still have every intention of completing our plans before reopening, whenever that may be.