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.
Make weed soup
Instead of bagging up perennial weeds like bindweed, couch grass and ground elder for the tip, soak them in a bucket of water for a couple of weeks. They'll rot into rich compost tea: dilute and use as a nutritious liquid feed.
Big pots of leafy, flavoursome and generous annual herbs sat just outside the back door where you can reach out and pick them for your cooking are one of the delights of your Basingstoke kitchen garden. When you grow your own, you can have as big a bunch of parsley as you want: and even b…Read more