Open today from 09:00 until 17:30

Welcome to Conkers

Conkers Garden Centre in Basingstoke opened its doors in 1987. Trading from a much smaller building, it has over the past 30 years grown into a large, modern business, with a busy tea room and lots of interesting stock and plants. 

Harvest haricot beans

Leave a few French beans to ripen and mature to enjoy a secondary harvest of shelling beans, also known as haricots. Once the pods are brown and papery dry you can shell the beans inside and store in airtight containers. Soak overnight and cook thoroughly before enjoying in stews and soups.

Keeping down weeds

Weeds, so the saying goes, are just plants in the wrong place. The trouble is, there are so many of them. However much you might think dandelions are pretty, or ground elder has elegant leaves, if you stop to admire them too long you (and your plants) will quickly be overrun.

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