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At the heart of the community for over 80 years, Almondsbury, Bristol's largest Independent Garden Centre are passionate about gardening. We offer planting advice, inspiration and guides on how you can care for your garden across all seasons. Have a read through of our latest content!

Ask the Experts

Ask Almondsbury: Slugs, Bugs, and Pests.

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Slugs are the thorn in the side of every gardener. But it isn’t just slugs munching your plants. Aphids, ants and other pesky insects are never too far away either. This begs the question; how do you keep pests at bay without using harmful chemicals?

Ask Almondsbury: Basket and Patio Plants

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If you’re short on space, or you don’t have a garden at all, hanging baskets and patio pots can still give you that essence of a flourishing garden area. In fact, by working with more limited space and through using each plants’ potential, you can create some truly stunning features to liven even the greyest of areas. Hanging baskets also make fantastic additions to gardens, giving you that height to play with – not forgetting patio plants to spruce up those tired or empty-looking corners.

Choosing Pots For Your Garden

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Gardens are becoming increasingly smaller, and most of us are lucky to have a patch of green at all. With patios and balconies replacing larger outdoor spaces, it can put a limit on what you grow. Yet, at Almondsbury, we have a vast range of pots for all your needs - and, what’s more, with a selection of sizes, you can grow anything from a collection of succulents right up to ornamental trees.

Advice

Containers & Pots

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Containers and pots provide wonderful ways to create a garden, even if you don’t have the green space to hand. They help elevate plants, keep them relatively free of weeds and, in the case of pot self-watering systems, they can also solve a host of problems with thirsty plants like tomatoes.

Summer Compost Advice

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It can be tricky to find the advice you need to get the most out of your soil. DIY stores might have the stock, but they often lack the knowledge. At Almondsbury, we want to help you build your perfect garden – whatever space you have. And that’s why we go above and beyond to stock as many multi-purpose and specialist composts as we can.

Lawn Care with Almondsbury

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It’s a hallmark of British culture that as a nation we take great pride in our garden lawns and nowhere is this more apparent than in the sheer wealth of products and advice available to help us maintain our perfect patches of green.

Inspiration

Summer Outdoor Furniture Advice

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Summer is almost here and us garden lovers can’t wait to get outside. Our dedicated outdoor furniture area, situated just up from the basket and bedding plants and a short walk from the main shop, houses some beautiful designs.

Garden Furniture - Just in time for Summer!

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Whether you’ve taken on a new garden this year, or you’re looking to spruce up your tired outdoor spaces, at Almondsbury, we have a wide selection of garden furniture to give you the vision you want. Our garden furniture selection, located just up from the plants section, boasts some beautiful features that would make perfect additions to your outdoor areas.

Stress awareness month: Does Gardening Really Lower Stress Levels?

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Ask any gardener why they do what they do and they’ll often tell you that gardening is, quite simply, the way they relax after long and hard days.