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The heat is on!

The heat is on!

Warm weather and HOT chillis this week at Bumbles! Our annual chilli festival has begun this week with our best collection of Chilli peppers yet including the notorious Ghost Chilli, Naga Red, Scotch Bonnet, Jamaican Yellow, Jalapeño, Nadapeno and many more!!! Spice...

Seed Potatoes now in!

Our seed potato range has arrived! As always we offer the biggest range of seed potatoes possible with all your favourites including ‘King Edward’ ‘Charlotte’ ‘Rocket’ as well as new and exciting varieties like ‘Blue Annelise’ with its eye catching blue skin....

Bumbles in the May sunshine!

What a lovely week it has been so far, and a busy one for all the team here with lots of new arrivals as the sun continues to shine and we start to all be able to get outside and enjoy the happy place that is our gardens. We hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and...

Grow edible flowers!

Be on trend: garnish summer salads and desserts with edible flowers. Did you know that it's really easy to grow your own? Fill a large, flat pot with pansies, violas, marigolds, nasturtiums, borage and other edible flowers in different colours. Place the pot in a...

Top tips for growing radishes

Top tips for growing radishes

Did you know radishes are one of the easiest (and quickest!) vegetables to grow? Here are our top Radish recommendations: Choose a sunny spot with well-draining soil. Sow the seeds 2cm apart and cover with 1cm of soil. Water well and within 4-6 days, seedlings will...

Natural ways to keep garden bugs at bay!

Natural ways to keep garden bugs at bay!

There is no escaping it. Even the keenest of gardeners will at some point face an onslaught of bugs, critters and creepy-crawlies. And while some are seemingly harmless and almost friendly, some seem intent on destroying your hard green fingered work in their...

Growing your own from seed

Growing your own from seed

Have you ever grown veggies from seed? It’s incredibly satisfying! Radishes, cherry tomatoes, nasturtiums, rocket, swiss chard and beetroot are just a few plants that are extremely easy to grow. How you sow them depends on the size of the seed: Small seeds (e.g....

Time to plant and sow

Time to plant and sow

February to do list: Plant and Sow Plant pansy and viola seedlings now in well-composted beds. They’ll reward you with a burst of colour in late winter and spring. Sow the following seeds now for colour in summer: alyssum, balsam, candytuft, linaria, impatiens, and...

Getting started with Seed Potatoes

Getting started with Seed Potatoes

The final garden job we would like to share for the month of February is all about vegetable gardens. Potatoes! Seed potatoes are now in here at Bumbles and potatoes are very easy to grow in containers or bags on your patio as well as in your veg garden / allotment....

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