Birds are often a mixed blessing in the garden: they'll swipe your berries, but while they're at it they'll also strip aphids from your roses, eat small slugs and hoover up caterpillars too. On the whole, they do far more good than harm: and besides, they're lovely to watch as they flit around y…Read more
A. Luff & Sons Ltd - Ripley Nurseries
Welcomes you to Ripley Nurseries - Garden Centre and Farm Shop we are located on the Old Portsmouth Road coaching route between Cobham and Guildford just 2 miles from RHS Wisley in the Village of Ripley. Our Farm Shop is full of fresh produce and local products with a dedicated Florist and Garden Sundries department. We have been serving the local community since 1895 see our history page and among our patrons we served Sir Winston Churchill at Chartwell and Wimbeldon Tennis grounds.
Test your soil
Test your soil regularly, even if you think you know its pH as it does change over time. You'll find easy-to-use soil testing kits in the garden centre. Most plants grow in neutral soils, with a pH of 6.5-7.5, but gardens with higher or lower pH need careful plant choices.