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Welcome to The Barn


The Barn Garden Centre in Oundle is an independent, family run Garden Centre found in the heart of the Nene Valley. We pride ourselves on the quality of our plants and our comprehensive range of gardening products. So if you're looking for a plant or a bit of advice, we look forward to welcoming you to The Barn.


Plant of the Week: Laurel

The evergreen workhorses of the garden, laurels have an unglamorous image.

Lift dahlia tubers

Dahlias cannot tolerate prolonged low temperatures or – worse – soggy, cold soil, so they need to spend winter somewhere dry and frost-free. However don’t be too quick to take them out of the ground, as they continue to flower for as long as temperatures stay above freezing. Wait until the foliage and stems have been blackened by frost and you know they have finished for the year.

Slugs and Snails

Most of the commonly-used home remedies against slug and snail attacks don’t work, according to recent research by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Helping earthworms

The Wildlife Trusts want your help in a survey to find out how gardeners are helping earthworms – and there’s a beehive compost bin up for grabs if you take part!