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.
Combining plants in containers to make a display that looks good all year round is something of an art. It's fairly easy to create a fabulous display in summer: simply choose from the vibrantly colourful bedding plants available in our garden centre from late spring and have the best garden in B…Read more