Welcome to The Barn
Visit the Barn Garden Centre at Peterborough or Oundle and you will be assured of a warm welcome and an abundance of wonderful plants for your garden and home.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our plants and our comprehensive range of gardening products including:-
- Fertilisers, weedkillers, lawncare and compost
- Tools, watering and gardening accessories
- Pots, planters and garden ornaments
- Seeds and Bulbs
- Garden furniture, solar lighting and bbq's
- Wild bird care
- Clothing & footware
- Cards, books and great gift ideas
- Hard landscaping, gravels and trellis
As well as all this, at our Peterborough branch you will discover a comprehensive aquatic department, with tropical, cold water and pond fish.
The Barn at Peterborough also has a lovely Coffee shop providing excellent coffee, cakes and light meals. It also boasts to serving the best scones in the area!
So if youre looking for a plant, a bit of advice or just a coffee and slice of cake, we look forward to welcoming you to The Barn.
Check that pumps, water features and lighting systems are still working and if you removed them from the pond in the autumn you can think about replacing them now. ;
Plant of the Week: Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'
Some plants in the garden earn their keep over and over, and skimmias are among the best of them all. There's never a time when these neat, evergreen shrubs don't look fantastic, from late autumn and winter's sprays of cherry red flowerbuds through spring fountains of fragrant white flowers to summer, when its handsome red-margined green foliage comes to the fore.
'Rubella' is a male variety of skimmia, so doesn't form berries, but those jewel-like flowerbuds are just as pretty and produced without needing a partner so it's an ideal choice for smaller gardens or containers. It's also very easy-going and prefers a little shade – ideal for brightening up those tricky corners.