Companion Planting in the Vegetable Patch


There are many plants that you can grow in your vegetable patch that will encourage beneficial insects, redirect the unwanted attentions of pests and attract pollinators that will feed on unwelcome visitors, as well as improving crop yields and the overall health of your plants. Some strongly scented crops, planted alongside one another can be […]

Larch Cottage Nurseries – a hidden gem situated in the Eden Valley of the Lake District

Paeonia in nursery

We recently did a collaboration with myhotelbreak on why their guests should visit us here at Larch Cottage. Find out what they discovered in this special guest blog edition: When on a hotel break having fun and interesting attractions nearby can make the trip that little bit more memorable. For guests looking to stay in […]

Wisteria Workshop A Great Success

Damp weather did not discourage a group of enthusiastic gardeners who spent an enjoyable Wednesday morning at Larch Cottage Nurseries learning how to prune winter vines and wisteria. The course began in the wonderful La Casa Verde Restaurant with a warming coffee, where head gardener Nichola explained how a consistent pruning regime is essential in […]

Looking for early colour in the garden?

Rhodendron 'Peter John Mezitt'

If you are looking for early colour in the garden then our huge collection of Rhododendrons would be a great place to start. Renowned for their stunning blooms and spectacular colour range, here at Larch Cottage we offer an impressive range from alpine species, through to larger shrubs and specialist woodland varieties. Alpine varieties, such […]