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Vegetable Seeds

A wide range of vegetable seeds now available for collection or delivery by post.Please contact us by email or telephone to discuss postal charge. Click on the link below to view our stock   https://brogdaleonline.co.uk/product-category/veg-seeds/

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Workshop- Growing fruit trees for beginners

Growing fruit for beginners * Selecting trees on the appropriate rootstock * How to plant a tree * Looking after your tree – feeding and watering etc,. * Pest & Disease problems * How and when to prune * Question and Answer session The workshop  will run from 10-1pm coffee and refreshments included. Dates  are Sunday 16th January 2022. and …

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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FROM BROGDALE FARM

It’s fun to shop local Following a difficult year of lockdowns, it seems that people are increasingly appreciating their local community and enjoying the businesses and organisations on their doorstep. Also, many shoppers are still cautious about shopping in busy places with crowds of people. So, this is a great time to shop local and discover the businesses in and …

Social media competition terms & conditions

Terms and conditions Anyone aged 18 or over is eligible to enter our social media competitions Winners will be selected at random from those who have correctly followed the instructions in Grow’s competition social media posts within the deadline Winners will be notified by social media messaging and asked to contact Grow to arrange prize collection Our competitions have no …

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Where apples come from

This time of year, the orchards around Kent are bursting with beautiful apples of all shapes, sizes, tastes and colours.  Brogdale is home to the National Fruit Collections.  With 2,200 varieties of apples, it is the largest collection in the world.  But did you ever wonder where this delicious fruit we all take so for granted came from? Where did …

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About crab apple trees

About crab apple trees Crab apples are a very popular choice among gardeners and there are several good reasons why. This blog tells you about crab apples and why you should be thinking about including a crab apple tree in your garden or open space. Why crab apples are popular Crab apples are currently enjoying a surge in popularity and …

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About Rootstocks

Importance of choosing your rootstock Here’s some helpful advice from Grow at Brogdale about rootstocks and how to select the best rootstock for your fruit tree. Choosing the correct rootstock is as important as choosing the right variety. Trees are very much like people, with varieties having differing amounts of natural vigour.   Your soil will also be a deciding factor, …

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The Best Apples for Making Cider

Kent is home to some fabulous cider producers, many made from local apples.  Here’s a low down on the best apples for making cider. Background to cider making Kent being the garden of England is now gaining quite a reputation for some incredible hand crafted, artisan Kentish ciders including Brogdale’s own Woolly Pig! Differing from traditional scrumpy, Kentish cider is …

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About Fruit Tree Step-overs

Learn about fruit tree step-overs and why they’re becoming so popular with gardeners. What is a step-over? A step-over is a low growing tree, typically being around 45cms in height.  It has a single branch either side of the trunk that has been trained horizontally, (miniature espalier).  Depending on variety, a step-over will grow on average to 2 metres wide …

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August Fruit Tree Jobs

Here’s a summary of August fruit tree jobs This time of year is very satisfying for fruit growers, as all that hard work pays off with some wonderful fresh fruit to pick and enjoy. There are still a couple of August fruit tree jobs you should be aware of in order to care for your fruit trees in the summer. …

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Quarter Standard Apples Potted Stock List 2021

1/4 Standard  availability List  2021 1/4 standard Apples Number £32.00 1/4 standard Apples Number £32.00 Available now Available from September Adams Pearmain 1 Bloody Ploughman 1 Ashmeads Kernal 2 Bountiful 3 Baron Ward 2 Braeburn 1 Beauty of Bedford 1 Brownlees Russet 1 Claygate Pearmain 1 Catshead 1 Court Pendu Plat 1 Chorister Boy 1 Cox’s Pomona 1 Cox Orange …