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Morris’s Farm Shop shortlisted for FRA Farm Shop of The Year Awards

MORRIS’S FARM SHOP NEAR USK, THRILLED TO BE FARM RETAIL ASSOCIATION AWARD FINALIST PRESS RELEASE The Farm Retail Association (formerly FARMA) has announced that Morris’s Farm Shop  has been shortlisted as a finalist in the annual awards celebrating the best farm shops, farm cafés and restaurants, farmers’ markets, Pick Your Own farms and trade suppliers. They are the only awards that are judged by fellow farm retailers. David Leon, from the Farm Retail Association said, “the range and standard of award entries demonstrates the exceptional quality of the produce and customer service customers can expect from our members. Savvy shoppers
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Plant of the Month December – Poinsettia

Plant Of The Month - December - PoinSETTIA A very popular house plant associated with Christmas in the UK, the Poinsettia originated in Mexico. It's easy to see why Poinsettias are so popular. Most often seen with bracts of  fiery red, (but also found in white, pinks and orange), Poinsettias will brighten up any home during the dark winter months and they make great gifts and will flower for a long time if you keep them in the right conditions. Caring for your Poinsettia Keep the root ball slightly moist but avoid overwatering and feed the plant every 3-4 weeks
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Caring for your Christmas Tree

CARING FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE How to keep your lovely 'real' Christmas Tree in tip top condition for all of the Christmas festivities. Cut trees Buy a freshly cut tree. A tree that has been freshly cut will last far longer than one that has been cut and stored for weeks and transported long distances to large retail outlets. At Morris's all our real trees are locally grown and freshly cut. When you get your tree home, use a handsaw to cut a small section (about 1-2 inches)  off the base of the trunk so the tree can take up
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Plant of the month – October – Pot Chrysanthemum

Plant of the month october - Pot Chrysanthemum Potted Chrysanthemums (also known as Pot Mums), remain a firm favourite with our customers. Did you know that they are not only happy indoors but can also be used to provide a lovely splash of Autumn colour outdoors on patios and in borders? They will flower happily outdoors in pots and containers until first frosts. We have a lovely selection of quality home grown pot mums at Morris's, guaranteed to brighten up your home or garden this autumn. Caring for your Pot Mum​ Place it where it will get plenty of light.
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Plant of the month September – Fruit Trees

Plant of the month - September - Fruit Trees Growing your own supply of fresh fruit what could be nicer! The good news is these days you don't need a massive garden in which to plant a fruit tree. Space for a small dwarf or compact/ bush variety can be found in most gardens or if space is really short why not train one espalier style along a fence or wall. Planting Unlike bare rooted trees which are best planted during winter when they are dormant, pot grown fruit trees can be planted any time from late summer through until
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Plant of the month July – Non-stop Begonias

plant of the month July - non-stop Begonia These tuberous varieties of begonia really do flower 'non-stop' from May right the way through to first frosts. With their bright showy flowers and bushy habit they are a popular choice for planting in pots and tubs but can also be used very successfully planted direct in borders and are great for filling gaps in between other plants. They often have v attractive variegated foliage. Non-stop Begonias will grow happily in shade or full sun, making them a very versatile plant. They need to be kept well watered in hot spells but
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Planning Your Garden for 2018

Planning your garden Late Winter can be an ideal time for planning your garden when the structure of the garden is bare of leaves and all but the hardiest of flowers. We have had a late cold snap early in March with freezing temperatures and snow,  making tasks in the garden difficult. However, when hiding indoors from the horrible weather it can be fun to make plans for your garden for the year ahead. What are you planning for your garden for 2018? Digging out and planting a new herbaceous border or rose bed or revamping an existing one? Growing
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Wild Bird Care in Winter

Wild Bird Care in Winter Why do birds need extra food in winter?   During cold months, wild birds need a helping hand to find enough food to keep them warm. In winter there are less natural foods available and shorter days mean there is also less time to forage. As a result of this, wild birds often lose a substantial proportion of their body weight (up to 10%  in just one day) from November to February. February can be a particularly hard month as by then a lot of natural foods in hedgerows like berries have already been eaten and
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Seed Potatoes

SEED POTATOES - GROWING HINTS & TIPS Our annual stock of lovely seed potatoes has just come into store at Morris's. Potatoes are a staple food in the UK and are naturally a gardener’s favourite for growing in vegetable patches. It is exciting digging to reveal those first new potatoes of the year and the taste of them cooked straight out of the ground is always amazing. We have a wide selection of seed potatoes to choose from including early, second early and maincrop varieties as well as salad potatoes. Chitting your potatoes Late January/ February is the ideal time
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