I thought I would write and give some ideas regarding some late winter colour. Winter is always a hard time of year and think we all need some colour by our front and back doors in a tub or basket to make us feel perhaps a little warmer. Letting us know that nature has not yet given up and spring is not too far away. Primula, polyanthus and primroses are a good provider of many different colours. Look out for the mix and match multibuy offers to help you customise your tubs and baskets to your...
This page is dedicated to the memory of Jeremy Homewood, founder of Bumbles Plant Centre.
In memory of Jeremy Homewood
Founder of Bumbles Plant Centre
After a long and hard fought battle over the last few years, sadly Jeremy passed away peacefully in November 2021, with his family by his side. We are all incredibly proud of the man he was and all the kind hearted qualities he shared with us all.
Dad loved Bumbles and was very proud of building something in the local area that was a community for so many like minded people. He loved the spring, he loved helping to create and be apart of people’s gardens and spaces.
It has been an honour for myself personally to continue Dad’s legacy at Bumbles over the last few years, and the staff, family and myself will continue to do so for many more to come. I have no doubt he will be watching to make sure Ross, the team and myself buy plenty and look full of colour every year as he would always encourage me to do (“Dad, I’m thinking of buying a shelf of this plant what do you think?” “Don’t buy a shelf son, buy a trolley!” Ha!)
Thank you to everybody who has ever supported Bumbles and us. We are extremely grateful and proud.
Thank you also to all the Bumbles staff, who have been amazing and continue to help me push the boundaries of what Bumbles can be, to make Dad proud.
Will Homewood (Jeremy’s son)
Director of Bumbles Plant Centre
Hedges can be any plant, they are just planted closer and in rows. Normally to give a barrier between one part of the garden and another. They can be decorative, usually evergreen or deciduous (lose their leaves and dormant in the winter), keep livestock in an area or make a room. Hedges can be short or tall and all heights in between. Listed below are some examples of popular hedging plants, but that is not an exhaustive list. One of the most common forms of hedging are known as native...
Some top tips from Jeremy on beds and borders. Remembrance Sunday is always in November, and the poignancy of this day is different for all of us but can I suggest that we leave a small area of soil and sprinkle some poppy seed over it. Lightly fork them in, treat them as an annual and next year they will give a lovely show of red in a nice sunny spot. BEDS AND BORDERS Don’t forget to mulch the beds and borders at this time, which is best done with peat or compost. Farmyard manure is best for...