Monday, 1 November 2010

Movember Day 1

Day one of Movember. While most of us our coming to work proud of our one days growth this morning Cyril has come to work WITHOUT his trademark moustache. For the first time in 38 years he has shaven his upper lip much to the dismay of his wife. So come on and give a little money to help Cyril grow back that ‘tache.

Donate online or even better visit us in person and put some money in the collection pots at the tills.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Pre Campaign Photo

Our Movember campaign is soon to get underway.

This morning the group of brave men that will be taking part in the hairy lip campaign all had their photos taken for the press.

The rules of the campaign state that everybody must be clean shaven on the 31st of October, no beards or goaties allowed. The keen eyed of you out there may have noticed Cyril (5th from right) with his moustache. Don’t worry, he will be clean shaven on the 31st October, no mean feat as he has been growing his moustache for 38 years, not even his wife has seen him without one!

Be sure to check back here soon where we will be updating regularly with stories of the moustache growing madness.

Feel the urge to show your support & donate??

Please go to our official Mospace page

Keep up to date with this and everything that is going on at Groves by following us on twitter & facebook

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Christmas Lights

We now have our full range of Christmas lights online and in-store

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Christmas Shop Now Open

After 3 weeks of hard work Mike and his team finally opened the doors the Christmas shop last night.

We had mulled wine, minced pie and sausage rolls which were all greatly received by our customers. I have to say that the shop itself looks wonderful this year. Mike has created a woodland area complete with animals and sounds. This is where Father Christmas will be when he arrives on the 4th of December. We also have the whole roof covered by a net, supplied by local netmakers Coastal Nets who very kindly helped us put them up after we made a bit of a pigs ear of it!!! This has allowed us to hang lights, baubles and other decorations from the ceiling, adding to the magical effect.

Anyway, please do come down and visit it as soon as you can (I know its on the early side but it soon won’t be!). If you want to see more photos check out our Facebook Page.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Had a great weekend at the Eat Dorset Food fair. Loads of people there and brilliant weather. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend. Go to our facebook page to see a few pics of our display and stand.

This year we decided to catagorise the herbs into different uses which people seemed to really find helpful. Let us know what you think. We will be doing a similar thing on our website so that when you come to buy herbs online you can pick out your own herbs for your favorite uses.

The display at the front was also really well received, called plants for your plate it just gave everyone an idea of plants that they could be growing for food right now.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Tidy Tent

We have now reduced the price on TidyTents to 39.99. There is also an offer price of £45 that includes the anka point.

TidyTent is a simple, practical solution to modern day domestic storage needs.
The uses that the 'Tidy Tent' can be put to are limited only by the user's imagination...Bicycles,Wheeled Barbecue sets, Prams, Pushchairs, Wheelchairs, Lawnmowers, Scooters, Garden Furniture / Cushions, Bedding Plants, Childrens Garden Toys, Tools, Logs, Plant Pots.....the list goes on and on!

Friday, 17 September 2010

Hornet attacks bee

Here is a rare image of a hornet attacking a bee on our premises yesterday. The poor bee was destroyed very quickly and didn’t stand a chance.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Violet Seed

Groves are now delighted to offer Violet Seed produced at our Nurseries here in Bridport. There are 19 varieties to choose from.

Of course we still have our collection of over 100 Sweet Violets in plant form.

Our collection of violets has been gradually built over a period of 40 years and is the result of the enthusiasm of three generations of the Groves’ family. Now numbering in excess of 100 varieties of Sweet Violet, Parma Violet and other species our catalogue now holds National collection status and is one of the largest selections in the country.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Alexander Rose Pine Table

For a very short time only, we have on offer a Alexander Rose FSC Pine Rectangular Farmers Table . This table is selling for only £199 reduced from £249!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Special Offers

With Autumn approacing fast, we have added many new products on special offer on our offers page

New Products include Nortene Plant Protection Jackets , Yeoman Fruit Picker Attachment-Telescopic Pruner and Yeoman Telescopic Lopper & FREE Turbo Saw

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Local Deliveries

We have now setup an online facility for local customers to order bulky items such as fuel (including logs),animal feed and compost

Weber BBQ's

There is still plenty of summer nights left to enjoy a BBQ so why not take advantage of our free cover offer with our Weber Premium range available in Ivory and Green. If you would prefer a top of the range Weber Gas BBQ, you can also take advantage of the free cover offer on all the Weber Summit Range.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Plug & Play Garden Lights

Now the summer nights are drawing in, this is a good time to setup garden lighting. Our Techmar garden lighting range is a great new way to light up your garden. The lights are very low voltage and easy to setup with plug and play cables. If you would like your lights to come on automatically, add a dawn sensor/timer switch. Cables do not have to be dug into the ground and can be extended or adapted at any time. The product range contains a number of different transformers, main cables, extension cables and cable connectors.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Groves Produces own Manure

Through organic methods and techniques, we are now pleased to sell online our very own Manure.

Groves Comfrey liquid manure is totally organic. Made on Groves premises it is a balanced fertilizer which is high in potash making it ideal for feeding tomatoes, peppers, flowers and fruit (including strawberries).


We now have an extensive range of herb plants and kits for sale now here at Groves and online. We have just added many new micro herbs to our range, these are great for the window or conservatory.

Grape Vines

Our new stock of grape vines is now in and we have made it easy for you to choose the right grape for you. We have categorised them into Eating/ Dessert Grape Vines, Wine Making Grape Vines, Indoor Grape Vines , Outdoor Grape Vines and finally Grape Vine Sets.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Getting Hot

Wow, it’s got really hot down here in Dorset today. It just seems to go from one extreme to the other!!

At least this should get a few seeds germinating now, just remember to keep things watered. Here at the garden centre in Bridport vegetable plants are still selling very well with Tomatoes topping the charts! We have still got a great variety of tomatoes on sale: Shirley, Moneymaker, Alicante, Sungold and Gardeners Delight to name just a few. We also have a great selection of tomato accessories to help you get the most from your crops this year. We have some great ring culture pots, from basic bottomless pots to more advanced tomato growpots. Our Tomorite growbags available from Bridport & Beaminster are giant sized planters that have loads of mushroom compost added to them for extra nutrients and better water retention. If you watched Gardeners World tonight then you might have seen those upside down tomato planters; we have got plenty of them both in our centres and online for just £9.99 if you want to give them a try.

Now the temperature is on the rise it is important to keeps watering and feeding those plants. We have managed to get a great deal with the makers of Miracle Gro whereby we are able to offer you the Miracle Gro Liquafeed starter kit, which includes the gun and bottle ad half the recommended retail price. So where it used to be £9.99 we can now offer Liquafeed for just £4.99. That’s an offer that is available both online and in both on our centres.

Finally don’t spend the whole weekend working in the garden, take time to enjoy the sun...we don’t get much of it so enjoy it whilst it lasts. Here at Groves we are proud to be stockist of Dorset Charcoal. This local sustainable charcoal contains 90% carbon compared to the usual 60% carbon found in the imported types so really does burn hotter with less smoke and less ash left behind. Not only that but the wood that is turned into charcoal is just a result of sustainable coppicing, an important technique in wildlife management. Anyway you can read more about it at the Dorset Charcoal website. We also have a large selection of Roses, Hybrid Tea Bush Roses, Half Standard Roses, Ground Cover Roses, Climbing Roses and Patio Roses