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Lots of customers are asking us when to start sowing vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots and runner beans. We have a huge variety of seeds in store, and all of our seed packets have instructions on when to sow, how to maintain the plants and when to harvest. Don’t be bamboozled by all the choice on offer though – we have staff on hand to help you make your selection.
Here’s Paul’s pick of favourites that he likes to grow:
This unusual Summer harvesting squash is not only great to look at but is very productive and has many uses in the kitchen. Best picked when very young, it is delicious in salads and stirfrys. Sow in mid-April and plant out in mid-May. Harvest from July onwards.
Fennel is one of those flavours that you either love or hate! It is not the easiest vegetable to grow since it does not like dry soil in the Summer, which will send it to seed without producing the edible bulb. It is a very decorative vegetable that is definitely worth the challenge! Sow directly into the ground in May and harvest in late Summer.
This easy-to-grow climbing/trailing plant is perfect for a sunny position injecting bright Summer colour. The variegated leaves clash beautifully with the yellow and orange flowers. Hugely prolific, it flowers all through Summer and Autumn. The flowers are edible too! Sow from April outdoors. The seeds are perfect for children to plant since they are large enough for little hand to handle.
Bunny tail grass
This dainty grass is an annual, but it is perfect for window boxes so the movement of the ‘tails’ in a breeze can be fully appreciated! It is great for softening more structured planting and looks fabulous in beds and borders. The seeds are extremely fine and should be sown in April into the ground.
plants and gardening can be a natural part
of your city life.
some enjoy of good dousing of water, and others will only bloom given full sun.
Some have thorns, some climb by tendrils, and others creep or trail along the
ground. You’d be surprised at the selection offered at N1.
Louise Alhadeff, outdoor plant director at N1 and W6 and her team of plant specialists, work in close collaboration with selected nurseries to ensure the quality of all plants. To make sure our customers get the quality they’ve come to expect, every plant delivery is checked upon arrival.
plants can be an essential part of urban life.
In the indoor sections of N1 Garden Centre you will also find on-trend home accessories, pots and furniture. All items are handpicked by Paul, and selected from across the globe.
25 Englefield Rd
London N1 4EU
Phone: 020 7923 3553
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9.30am – 6pm everyday
FOUNDER AND CHAIRMANBeryl is widely recognised as an inspirational force within the garden centre industry. Through N1 and W6, she has been able to bring her two passions, gardening and business, together.
CREATIVE DIRECTORFullfilling his dream to bring exciting plants to urban dwellers, Paul combines his great passion for indoor plants and on-trend home accessories with a degree in horticulture.
OUTDOOR PLANT MANAGERAlthough Louise runs W6 Garden Centre, she still works closely with carefully chosen nurseries to ensure the quality of all our outdoor plants.