Gardening & outdoor plants in our potting shed
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.
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.
- Choose your compost, bark and or decorative stone, before selecting the product tag(s) off the display unit located near to the item.
- Take the tag to a payment point to pay and keep your receipt as proof of purchase
- 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
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.
How to make a terrarium
Cover the bottom of the terrarium with a layer of small stones (this is to provide drainage).
Add a layer of activated charcoal (as per the amount recommended on the pack). This is to prevent bacterial growth and to keep water fresh.
Next, add a layer of potting compost. For most plants a generic potting mix will do; however some plants require specialist compost, such as cacti and succulents. The amount of compost should correspond to the size of the plant’s roots (i.e. ensure that the plant’s roots are covered in compost).
Time to plant your plant! Generally plant the biggest plant at the back of the terrarium first (you may want to play around with your arrangements and plant it how you want). Make a hole in the compost layer and sink the plant into it, ensuring that the roots are covered.
Add a layer of stones to give the terrarium a neat finish. You may choose to use moss instead and you can even add figurines to your terrarium.
Maintain your terrarium through watering. This is plant dependent, as different plants require different levels of watering. As a generic guide, ensure that the terrarium is watered every two weeks or when it appears to be dry. Place the terrarium in a bright place with indirect sunlight.
And finally… enjoy!