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.
Pinch out tomatoes
Pinch out the tops of tomatoes once they reach the greenhouse roof, removing the stem to just above the topmost pair of leaves. This concentrates the plant's energy on ripening tomatoes rather than producing more growth skywards. Keep removing sideshoots, too, snapping them from the joint between stem and leaf.
You don't need to have masses of space to enjoy the beauty and movement of a water feature. Even if all you've got is a patio in Basingstoke, you can still have a pond: just build one in a half-barrel container.
You'll find rustic half-barrels available year-round at our garden centre. On…Read more