Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd April 2018, 10am - 4pm

Grow Your Own Weekend at Hayes

Come along and meet a host of experts who will be able to offer information & advice on Growing Your Own fruit & veg.

The experts will be in our own Grow Your Own area in the nursery from 10am until 4pm where you can chat informally & get advice on your own particular issues. FREE Event, no booking required.

We have experts travelling from near & far to give advice on growing your own fruit & vegetables. Whether you are just starting out & want to convert a part of your garden into growing fruit & veg or whether you have been growing your own for years & have particular problems or would like to try something different, there will be someone that you can talk to. We will also have special promotions on over the weekend to start the season.

Amongst our experts we have:

The Allottment Society will be here to chat about growing fruit & veg with a wealth of information, hints & tips gained over the years from experience.

Graham from Forest Garden will be able to advise on all types of wood products for growing your veg from window boxes & deep root planters to raised beds.

Pauline from Barker & Bland will be here to talk about their Wool Compost for Vegetables and Salads. This is a peat free compost made from bracken and sheep's wool sourced from the Cumbrian fells, blended to provide the ideal balance of nutrients for growing vegetables, salads and fruit.

Westland will also be here to explain how the combination of wood fibre & nutritional additives in Gro-Sure Vegetable Growing Compost will offer stronger, healthier growth and sustained plant development. They will also be on hand to give advice on fertilisers, which, when & how.

Mark from Quantil supplies our young vegetable & strawberry plants so he knows all about producing good quality vegetable plants including grafted veg & how to grow them on.

John from Stairway Trees who is an all round expert on trees but will be able to give specific advice on planting and cultivating fruit trees, including the identification & treatment of pests and diseases. Stairway Trees use an innovative air pot system to grow their trees, resulting in trees with an exceptionally healthy root system.

Dougal & Gareth from Air Pots will explain the advantages of using these air pots to sow & grow vegetables.

The National Vegetable Society will also be here to offer advice & give ideas for sucessful vegetable growing. The society has lots of useful leaflets & magazines on offer or you could join & have access to their members forum.