Newsletter August 2016

Autumn Newsletter – September 2016

Welcome all existing and new subscribers to our newsletters, we normally publish monthly but there has been a bit of a gap this time. apologies for that but in this edition you will find details of up coming shows, things to plant and a few ideas for the garden in winter.

Shows first, many of you will have seen us at the Wisley flower Show in early September, regrettably we shall not be there this year! However we will be at Malvern autumn 24/25th September, probably near the cookery stage, the autumn harvest show 4/5th October and the autumn RHS Show, both at Westminster RHS halls.

We know many of you purchase your seeds, garlic and autumn onion sets at Wisley and so we would like to offer all our customers a special discount if you order on line over the period of the show.

20% off all orders made on line by Sunday 11th September! Use the code AUT2016 in the discount/coupon box at the checkout.

(applies to all orders placed on line up to and including 11/10/2016, does not include postage and packing costs. Please note some items may not be dispatched until November – bare root fruit).

What should we be planting for autumn/winter cropping and for next year?

Garlic – best planted October, needs the cold weather to produce good bulbs

Autumn onion sets – often giving better results than spring planted when conditions in spring are wet. Plant October harvest June.

Broad Beans – for an early crop next year, choose Aquadulce, The Sutton or robin Hood. Don’t plant too early, end October is fine.

Spring Onions – winter hardy variety such as ‘White Lisbon’.

Perpetual spinach ‘Erbette’ – sowings now will yield fresh young leaves over winter.

Winter salads – cold hardy lettuces such as Winter Density and Valdor, corn Salad or Lamb’s Lettuce, Mibuna, Mizuna, Mustards, Rocket, Land Cress, all will yield over winter in a cold greenhouse or with a little protection outside.

Try our cold hardy winter salad mix for growing in boxes or pots in a sheltered position cut & come again all winter long.

Remember 20% off all these when you order at by September 11th and use code AUT2016.

It is also time to think of new plantings of fruit trees and bushes for autumn/winter, we have Fruit Days coming up in October – 7th/8th where you can taste Apples & Pears if you can get to the nursery or order on line.

Please don’t hesitate to e mail your queries or comments to we do our best to answer quickly.

We hope you have a good gardening summer and are reaping the harvest at the moment, hope to see some of you at the late shows.

Chris & Mike

Pennard Plants