The Old Well Garden Centre is a family business, located close to junction 27 of the M5 just off the A38. Our loyal customers have seen us grow over the last 40 years from petrol filling station, selling cut flowers, to a garden centre with one of the best and largest range of plants, year round.
Our restaurant is a firm favourite, with delicious homemade dishes at fantastic value for money. You might also be tempted by our bakery with beautifully decorated homemade cakes and many other delights. In addition we sell all types of gardening products and garden furniture. We have a wonderful giftware department and during the festive period, an inspiring display of Christmas decorations, lights and trees.
Set in the heart of the Garden Centre, you can take in the beautiful views of the Brendon Hills. The new coffee bar serves coffee, cakes, toasted sandwiches, soup and more.
The Old Well restaurant has a traditional family feel. Our lovely home cooked dishes are served directly to your table. Enjoy a seat by the fire or in the conservatory to enjoy the fine views.
Early spring is an ideal time to take basal cuttings Taking basal cuttings in early spring is a great way of boosting your plant stocks for the herbaceous border. Any perennials that produce multiple stems from a crown such as Delphiums, stocks and Lupins can be propagated this way. As early growth starts, cuttings are taken from the base of the plant, just above ground level If you are clearing an overgrown border for a new planting scheme it's a good way to save any of the plants you are sorry to be scrubbing out. The hardy geranium featured in this article is a perfect subject for this treat. Its long roots do not take well to division or moving and have been invaded by couch grass, the only way to rid the problem is to remove it from the border and take basal cuttings. Before you wield your knife, mix cutting compost with one quarter grit and fill some 5in (13cm) pots. Free-draining terracotta or clay types are best, plastic can hold too much water and cause cuttings to rot. Each pot will hold up to five cuttings. ; Look for the strongest growth and remove sections at least 4in (10cm) long. Cut back the base of the cutting to about 3in (7.5cm) and remove the largest leaves. This encourages the cutting to concentrate on root growth. Insert the cuttings, five per pot, into the compost mix and water in. Place in a warm greenhouse or cover with a clear plastic freezer bag and place on a warm windowsill.