Its summer and a season of summer sports, whether it be Wimbledon, The Euros or the Olympics – Time for picnics in front the television or for having friends round in the garden.
We have a wonderful range of picnic produce from trout pate to sausage rolls, from wonderful quiches to savoury dips, all freshly made locally.
Plus summer themed cakes from A Basing Bakes, Becceries and Pure Delights. Locally grown succulent strawberries to give you a touch of Wimbledon but at Hampshire prices, from D G Tanner, Durleigh Marsh Farm Shop and T&V Vegetable Gardens.
During July locally grown fresh vegetables come into their own, from Lyburn we have courgettes, broad beans, runner beans, green beans, sweet corn and to follow squash and pumpkin, all grown on their farm.
D G Tanner will have their wonderful selection of vegetables from their local farm to include French Beans, Broad Beans, Courgettes, with Gooseberries, Blackcurrants, Raspberries and Strawberries.
This year has proved a real challenge for our fruit producers, poor weather earlier in the year has delayed the ripening of most fruits. We hope to welcome back very shortly Godshill Orchards with their wonderful cherries from the Isle of Wight.
Godshill Orchards have some 15 varieties of cherries ranging from some well-loved old favourites like Old English Whites, Hertford & Stella to some of the very latest that have been breed like Belise, Starburst & Pacific Reds.
Still Have Borders That Need Brightening?
If you have been inspired by the Hampton Court Garden Festival or your local produce show, we have wonderful displays of flowers and shrubs from Fernlea Nurseries, DJ Plants, RC Court and Cottage Garden Plants. Our producers have a wealth of knowledge to help you, so please don’t be afraid to ask for advice.
Beautiful cut flowers can be purchased from Puggs Meadow – Wonderful English Garden fragrance to be had. If you still want to add to your vegetable patch or perhaps a window box, we have wonderful herbs and veg plants from Pepperpot Nursery and Glasshouse Salads.