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. 

Wildlife

It's vital that you clean bird tables, feeders and baths before refilling them for winter. Use hot, soapy water and a stiff brush, and wear goggles and rubber gloves. Rinse well with clean water before drying. An insect house is a great way to attract beneficial insects to your garden. Most 'bug boxes' contain hollow stems in which insects such as bees, lacewings and ladybirds will be happy to hibernate. Install in a sheltered location that is exposed to the morning sun.

Small garden trees

No garden should be without a tree: they add height, structure and a feeling of permanence and timelessness. But if you have a small garden in Basingstoke, it's hard to imagine shoehorning in a tree as well.

Well: that depends on what kind of tree it is. Of course if you plant large trees…

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Gardener's Weather forecast

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