Christmas is just around the corner

We are now getting geared up for the Christmas season here at Woodside with our Christmas display ready for you to enjoy. We will also be making fresh wreaths and will be selling Christmas trees towards the end of this month. If you visit us from south of the border, sorry but we ask you not to visit us during your national lockdown, you can however pre-order and collect in December. Details of how you can pre-order wreaths and Christmas trees will be sent to everyone on the mailing list just in case we have another national lockdown in Scotland too.

In the Garden

Many of you will be preapring your garden for next year and we have plenty of items in stock both to brighten up your winter garden and to plan ahead. Highlights include:

Lily of the Valley – we sell these as bare-rooted “pips” at £3.50 each. A vey nostalgic plant that lots of people associate with their childhood
Asparagus – now is the time to plant asparagus crowns
Dogwoods – these are really coming into their own now, as they are at their best in winter when the brightly coloured stems can be seen. We have two varieties – Cornus alba sibirica, with rich red stems, and Cornus Midwinter Fire, which is a shorter variety with bright orange stems.
Liriope muscari Big Blue – evergreen grass like foliage with unusual blue flowers each summer
Penstemon Blueberry Taffy – still in flower even after all this rain.
Forsythia Lynwood – we struggled to get enough of this classic spring flowering shrub earlier this year, but we now have plenty
Viburnam tinus Gwenllian – an attractive  winter flowering evergreen shrub
Amelanchier Ballerina – these are available as a large multi-stemmed shrub, certain to make a quick impact. £125.00 each, but well worth it.

Gardening gifts

Whether you want to treat yourself or buy for your gardening firends, here are just a few ideas:

Gloves – we have the full range of Showa gardening gloves ready for all your winter gardening tasks.
String and twine – finally we have managed to source a good range of twine – it’s been as scarce as toilet roll this year!
Felco Secateurs – these are the “Rolls Royce” of secateurs and we have Model 2, 6, 7 and 9 available as well as the folding pruning saw and new to us this year, the Felco sharpening tool.  A perfect Christmas present for the gardener in your life.
Amaryllis Growing Kits  in red, pink or white. Great Christmas gifts and light enough to post.
Microwavable wheat bags to ease aches and pains after a long day in the garden. These are available in a variety of designs so you’re sure to find a suitable one.
Face Masks,  this year’s “must have” fashion accessory, are now available in some new designs including tartan, Highland Coo, snowflakes and holly berry. We now also stock snoods, which are suitable to use as a scarf, headband or face covering ,and these have a pocket within them to fit a face cover filter for extra safety and protection.