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Time to Start Chitting!

seed potatoes 2020

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. […]

3 Top Plants for Winter Interest

At Larch Cottage our borders are carefully designed for year-round interest. As well as the fabulous summer colours of our herbaceous borders and the stunning golds, russets and oranges of autumn, winter brings the wonderful blooms and fantastic fragrances of our favourite winter shrubs. Shrubs that perform best in the colder months are often shade […]

Larch Cottage wins the ‘Nation’s Favourite Garden’


We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Larch Cottage has been voted by members of the public as the National Garden Scheme’s ‘Nation’s Favourite Garden’ in the competition’s North category. The award was collected by owners Peter and Jo Stott who on Monday 4th November attended the awards ceremony at the Garden Museum in London. The […]

Rhododendrons on Alkaline Soil

Rhododendron Orakel

We are pleased to offer a new range of lime-tolerant rhododendrons here at Larch Cottage Nursery. Known as Rhododendron Inkarho, these plants have been developed from Rhododendrons found growing in a German lime quarry. After 25 years of testing with a million seedlings, a new understock has been developed which is much more resistant and […]