Time to Start Chitting!

Seed Potatoes

Chitting will give your potatoes a head start… While the cold weather persists and the ground is hardened by late winter frosts, it is too early to begin planting in the vegetable patch, but there are still lots of things that restless gardeners can do to get this year’s crop off to a flying start. […]

Gardening Jobs for January

December 2018

The start of a new year heralds the lengthening of days, the ideal time to begin planning for the growing season ahead. A little thought and preparation at this stage of the year can ensure fantastic displays in your borders and enviable success in the vegetable plot. If you are planning to reuse your plant […]

January & February Competition at Larch Cottage Nurseries

Lower Red Barn gifts panorama

WIN A £50 VOUCHER TO SPEND IN LOWER RED BARN. To enter our January/February competition simply EMAIL YOUR NAME & POSTCODE TO: marketing@larchcottage.co.uk Do let us know what you would like to buy from Lower Red Barn if you won! Good luck! (Larch Cottage is a small family run nursery, we value our visitors and […]

Helleborus Niger AGM

Helleborus Niger AGM from Larch Cottage Nurseries

How long do Helleborus flower? The Helleborus Niger AGM One of the nicest sights in the garden during the depths of winter is the Helleborus Niger AGM or Christmas Rose. An Evergreen perennial – which holds The Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (AGM). bears flat, nodding, white flowers with golden stamens that can measure […]

Say Hello to our Head Chef

vegetable patch

Say hello to our Head Chef, Grant Raw! Local lad with a passion for seafood returns to Cumbria to work in a family run business as head chef. Grant Raw grew up in Wetheral, left to pursue his career in catering and has recently returned to Cumbria to take up the role of head chef […]

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

rose blush noisette from larch cottage nurseries

The Larch Cottage Rose list 2018 is now available to download. Listing all the roses we currently have in stock the Rose List has information on the different types of roses available from Shrub roses to Climbers. Rambling Roses to Standards and Half Standards, as well as notes on fragrance, flowering times, roses that grow […]

Callicarpa Bodinieri var Giraldii Profusion AGM

callicarpa giraldii profusion from Larch Cottage

Callicarpa Bodinieri var Giraldii Profusion AGM really is the most beautiful shrub which really comes into its own during mid to late Autumn. The bright purple berries stand out like jewels in these dull days of Autumn bringing much wanted colour to the garden. At one time the Bodinieri species lost popularity mainly due to […]