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
  • Gloves & 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.

Green plant food

As you finish your early harvests of broad beans and new potatoes, fill the gaps by broadcast-sowing summer green manures such as phacelia or buckwheat, available in large packets of seed from our garden centre. The lush green top growth is full of nitrogen: shear this off a few weeks before you want the bed again and add it to the compost, then fork the roots into the ground to rot down and feed your next crop.

Plant of the Week: Bleeding Heart

Plant of the Week: Bleeding Heart

The romantic common name of this early summer beauty hasn’t changed, although its Latin name has: now called Lamprocapnos spectabilis, you may be more familiar with its previous name, Dicentra spectabilis.

The plant is just as lovely by any name, though, its delicate, arching stems appearing as if from nowhere in late May, dripping with exquisite pink (sometimes white) heart-shaped flowers, each dangling from gossamer-thin stalks. The dainty, ferny foliage is just as delightful, and dies down naturally after flowering: plant other pretty woodlanders like hostas or ferns alongside to fill the space. Dicentra is easy to grow in sun or part shade, and prefers well-drained but moist soil.