• Face coverings are manadatory in store in line with Welsh Government regulations.

     

    Please go to our About us page for our latest social distancing guidelines.

  • Christmas Decorations

    Our Christmas decorations are now in store!!

  • Real Christmas Trees

    Beautiful real Christmas Trees now in store!!
    We do not have all the sizes and types yet as we have more deliveries coming in this week and next week.

  • Santa!!

    We are sorry to announce that due to Covid restrictions and the safety of all staff and customers, Santa will not be at the garden centre this year.

     

    He has left a reindeer-mail postbox for any letters to him in our Christmas Shop

  • Welcome to Sunnydale Garden Centre

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  • HTA Vouchers

    For a wonderful gift to someone special

  • Yankee Candles in store!!

    We sell Yankee CandlLe Frangrance of the Month

  • Gifts for all occasions

    Come and see our selection 

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Compost choices

With such a wide selection of different garden composts available in our garden centre it's sometimes difficult to know which to choose. Don't worry, it's simple: just ask yourself these three questions.

Is my plant growing in a border or in a container? Soil improvers such as well-rotted farmyard manure boost nutrients in the open garden, so that's what you should use added to the planting hole for new shrubs, trees and perennials.

Annuals and bedding in containers enjoy multi-purpose compost, but for longer-lasting displays of shrubs, perennials or grasses mix this 50:50 with a soil-based compost like John Innes no. 3 which holds on to nutrients for longer.

Is my plant acid-loving? Ericaceous or acid-loving plants, including rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and blueberries, only grow well in soils with a pH (acidity) of less than 6.5. If your soil isn't naturally acidic, grow them in containers of special ericaceous compost, also available in our garden centre.

Do I want compost for propagating seeds or cuttings? Seeds germinate best in soil-based seed compost such as John Innes Seed. Later, young seedlings can be potted up into multi-purpose compost.

Please ask the staff in our garden centre in  for more information and advice about choosing the right composts for your plants.

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