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Daffodils: How to grow

Spring Flowering Bulbs Daffodils are classic spring flowering bulbs and add the first blooms of colour in your garden after a long, cold winter. The bulbs are relatively cheap to buy and are available in lots of varieties, from small and delicate, to large and cheerful. Add bulbs to your garden this autumn [...]

Daffodils: How to grow 2017-09-08T09:55:59+00:00

The Cherry Tree

Blake's Food Hall Proud to be working with The Cherry Tree. The Cherry Tree is a family-run fine food producer, based in the West Country. Since 1997 they have been dedicated to producing the highest quality Pickles, Chutneys and Preserves for you to indulge in and enjoy. We are proud that their products are [...]

The Cherry Tree 2017-05-19T18:02:18+00:00

Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets can add colour and excitement to any garden no matter how big or small. Our plant experts at St Peters Garden Centre have created a simple guide with everything you need to make yours stand out this season. THRILLER This plant is the main attraction in the basket/pot [...]

Hanging Baskets 2017-05-19T08:50:34+00:00

Pershore Brewery

Blake's Food Hall Proud to be supplying Pershore Brewery Ales. Head Brewer and Co-Owner Sean Barnett’s love of brewing started many years ago, whilst sampling ales at the local establishment. From here, he decided to take a brewing course to understand the technical side of mashing and hoping! Sean spent many hours at weekends perfecting [...]

Pershore Brewery 2017-05-19T08:50:34+00:00

Croome Cuisine Cheese

We would like to introduce you to Croome Cuisine. Croome Cuisine are a small family business based on the outskirts of Worcester passionate about creating cheeses and relishes that reflect the iconic flavours of our region. They source local ingredients (where possible) introducing a wide range of flavours to cheese and smoking traditionally over Oak [...]

Croome Cuisine Cheese 2017-05-19T08:50:35+00:00

Plant of the week Salvia greggii Salmon Dance

Salvia greggii ‘Salmon Dance’ A delightful, compact growing cottage perennial with salmon/pink flowers produced from June to the end of summer. Will grow to 30cm tall & 30cm wide making it ideal for growing in containers on the patio or towards the front of a border with other mixed cottage garden plants.  Position in [...]

Plant of the week Salvia greggii Salmon Dance 2017-05-19T08:50:36+00:00

How to become an award winning garden designer in a year

I had been working in the world of IT for the past 20 years but needed to follow my creative passion for colour, I was unsure where to start and how to change career direction.  So I enrolled at Pershore College of Horticulture and studied RHS in Horticulture part time for two years, just as [...]

How to become an award winning garden designer in a year 2017-05-19T08:50:36+00:00

St Peter’s Garden Centre supports The Royal British Legion and donates £6000 to the Poppy Appeal

The Royal British Legion spends over £1.7 million each week on vital welfare work needed by the beneficiaries from the Armed Forces family. Nick Martin, Community Fundraiser for the Poppy Appeal in Worcestershire said, “Although the Poppy Appeal raises millions of pounds during Remembrance tide, the increasing numbers of welfare cases and in the increased [...]

St Peter’s Garden Centre supports The Royal British Legion and donates £6000 to the Poppy Appeal 2017-05-19T08:50:36+00:00

Sammy’s Birdbox

Back in February we held a 'Decorate a Birdbox' event at the garden centre. One of our regular customers came in with her grandson 'Sammy'. Young Sammy decorated his birdbox a lovely yellow and blue colour. The birds obviously loved his birdbox because it is now home to a nest of young chicks. [...]

Sammy’s Birdbox 2017-05-19T08:50:37+00:00

Snow Drops with St Richards Hospice

The children of Ombersley First School and Suckley School took their learning into the garden earlier this month when they planted snowdrops in the school gardens in support of St Richard’s Hospice. The children were given the opportunity to plant snowdrop bulbs, kindly supported by St Peter’s Garden Centre, and will now be able to [...]

Snow Drops with St Richards Hospice 2017-05-19T08:50:37+00:00