Spring Bank Holiday
We are open all of the Spring Bank Holiday
Our opening times for the Spring Bank Holiday are:
Saturday 27th May 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday 28th May 10.30am – 4.30pm
Monday 29th May 9.30am -5.30pm
What a great gardening year it's been so far (bar the additional watering required) and with the forecast looking good for the long weekend we look set to continue with high temperatures that are perfect for plant growth.
At Riverside we're been stocking upon all week with beautiful late spring plants that have filled the garden centre. Perennials are looking stunning with cottage garden classics like Foxgloves and Lupins putting up large, colourful flower spikes. Geums are also great at this time of year, bridging the gap between the spring flowering perennials and the summer varieties. Salvias are starting to colour with great varieties such as 'Amistad' and 'Caradonna' putting out strong flower spikes. Popular perennials such as Verbena bonariensis, with their purple flowers atop airy stems are growing at an astonishing rate. If it's foliage your looking for then all the ferns are now at their best with several displaying interesting colours in their new spring growth or beautiful markings on their fronds.
Summer bedding in abundance
However, it’s the annuals that are the stars of the show right now. It’s the ideal time to plant out summer bedding now that the danger of frost has passed and we have a great selection of long-flowering summer colour. It’s an easy way to get lots of colour in to your garden.
Nemesias are looking fantastic with masses of pretty flowers covering the stems. Some, such as Nemesia ‘Wisley Vanilla’ also have a wonderful scent that fills the air on warmer days and evenings. For those looking to create a hanging basket we have the full range of trailing plants such as Ivy Leaf Geraniums, Sufinia, Bidens and Fuchsia. If you’d rather let us do it for you then check out our range of beautiful hanging baskets made here at Riverside by Claire.
We still receiving deliveries of vegetable starter plants with plenty of Beans (Runner, French, Barlotti) arriving this week along with a big selection of Tomatoes, Chilies, Cucumber and Courgette. There is also the whole range of salad crops and a fresh delivery of soft fruit bushes.
Our Café will be open all weekend too offering great food and drinks in our lovely new extension and on the sun terrace.
It’s set to be a great bank holiday weekend and we hope to see you here.