The Potting Shed indoor and outdoor garden centre

Find all you need to grow

To maximise the health & wellbeing benefits of gardening, visitors can look forward to browsing a great range of top-quality plants, gardening essentials, tools and gifts in our Potting Shed. Our friendly plant experts and horticulturists are always on hand to help you find and choose just the right plants and accessories for your garden, with plenty of genuinely helpful advice and useful tips to make the most of your growing experience.

Seasonal garden offers

Potting Shed Essentials

Pop down to our Potting Shed to find all of your garden essentials to feed and weed your plants and feather friends, whilst caring for and growing your garden. Whether you’re an avid gardener or a passionate plant enthusiast, our specially selected range of outdoor tools and gardening gifts will surprise you.

In addition to various composts we also offer a range of peat-free and organic composts and will continue to work with the Ilkley Climate Action group to educate our customers on the choices available. We know how difficult it is to carry heavy items such as compost, soil and decorative bark to your car, so we provide a Heavy Item Carry to Car service. Follow our 3 easy steps to benefit from the service.

Heavy Item Carry to Car Service
We know how difficult it is to carry heavy items such as compost, soil and decorative bark to your car, so we provide a Heavy Item Carry to Car service. Follow these 3 easy steps in-store.

  1. Choose your compost, bark and or decorative stone, before selecting the product tag(s) off the display unit located near to the item.
  2. Take the tag to a payment point to pay and keep your receipt as proof of purchase
  3. Collect your heavy items at the collection point located on the drive down to the overflow car park, at the far end of the outdoor plant area.
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Outdoor Plant Inspiration

With our passion for plants, we champion the very best of British Growers, selecting and nurturing an exciting range of trees, plants and shrubs that will help you create a home and garden you love. We’ve made it easier for you to choose, by carefully displaying our outdoor plants and flowers by colour – from classic whites to soft pinks and blooming reds to full colour, we have something for everyone. We are so confident in the quality of our hardy plants, that we are pleased to offer a lifetime guarantee on them. Discover more about our Plant Promise.

Lifetime guarantee for hardy plants
We are so confident in the quality of our hardy plants, that we are pleased to offer a lifetime guarantee on them. We will gladly provide a replacement of the same plant, a plant of the same value or a credit note provided that the hardy plant has not been neglected and has been looked after correctly.  Simply return the plant, along with proof of purchase or a Moss & Moor plant label.

A hardy plant is one that will withstand a normal winter outside. This guarantee therefore excludes bedding plants, half hardy plants, container-grown Christmas Trees and house plants. Please do ensure you follow the care instructions and provide extra care in times of extreme weather conditions.

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Seasonal gardening tips

Lawn Care

Spring has sprung. Did you know that grass starts growing above 4°C, so now is the ideal time to give your lawn some special attention – a small investment now, that will pay dividends throughout the year?

If your lawn is looking mossy and feeling spongy underfoot, remove the moss and thatch from your lawn, by raking or scarifying, allowing the roots more access to oxygen, water and fertiliser, guaranteeing a healthier looking lawn.

Established lawns showing signs of growth will benefit from a high nitrogen spring feed to help recovery after winter. If the weather is mild, a lighter trim to start the year is also beneficial. The lawn edges can be trimmed neatly using a half moon turf cutter to create a smart border edge.

If sowing a lawn from seed, prepare the ground by cultivating, level and firm the soil before sowing. Ideal sowing time is mid Spring when the weather is mild, and the soil is moist and warm.Choose a lawn seed best suited for your garden and requirements. There are shade mixes for under trees.

We have a large selection of lawn tools and sundries as well as lawn seed and fertilisers available in our Potting Shed. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to help answer any questions you may have and offer advice on how best to care for your lawn this spring. 

How to keep your houseplants looking good!

Most houseplants are killed by overwatering, so here are some tips we want to share. Click below to…

WATERING

  • Keep compost moist, almost dried out before watering.
  • Generally, water plants from above and put saucers under plants to allow excess water to drain.
  • Specialist and tropical plants enjoy a daily mist using a hand spray.
  • Going on holiday? Water all pots thoroughly, place in a shady room.
  • Small pots are best left in a sink lined with a towel soaked in water.

FEEDING AND MAINTAINING

  • Feed flowering plants once a week.
  • Remove dying flowers and yellowing leaves.
  • Clean off any dust with a piece of cotton wool dipped in water.
  • Rub off any bugs from the stems with a piece of cotton wool.
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