Gardening FAQs

We’ve got a wealth of expert knowledge on hand to answer any questions you may have in our store, however we’ve addressed some of the more commonly asked questions below.

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Do you sell National Garden Centre vouchers?

Yes. We sell both National Garden Centre vouchers as well as our own Gordale vouchers. Both can be purchased either in store or over the telephone, please call us on 0151 336 2116 if you require further details.  We also redeem National Garden Centre vouchers too.

How do I look after my orchid?

Most orchids are Phalaenopsis but if it’s a Cymbidium, care and temperatures are different. Ideally orchids need to be in a warm room and should be watered once a week in the morning to allow the compost to almost dry out between watering.  Orchids are slow growing so require very little plant food, but you can use an orchid fertilizer every other watering from early spring to late autumn.  To encourage flowering, cut back finishing flower spikes by 1-2cm above the highest un-flowered node.  For further advice please contact our specialist Karen on 0151 336 2116.

Do you sell turf?

Yes.  We sell turf from March to September every year, though precise dates may vary slightly dependant on the growing weather.

How do I look after my citrus plant?

Citrus have fragrant white flowers and bear fruit most of the year, ONLY some types produce edible fruit.  These plants are ok to keep outdoors during the summer months.  They will need to be brought into a cool place like a conservatory during the winter months.  Water regularly from March to November and feed all year round with a specific citrus fertilizer.

Can I grow an apple tree in a plant pot?

Yes, in principal you could. However you would need a dwarf apple tree with a good root stock and the planter or container you use would need to be 2 – 3 times as large as the root stock to allow the tree to grow.  Dwarf apple trees are pretty hardy, so although they prefer a sunny and partial sheltered spot, it is not essential.  Just remember as with all things in planters you need to water them regularly.  For further details please do not hesitate to contact Dan or Rob on 0151 336 2116.

Do your plants come with a guarantee to grow?

All hardy plants come with a five year guarantee, so remember to keep your receipt safe.   Please see our full guarantee T&Cs here