Keep warm by staying active outside!

It may be winter, but you can still attend to DIY and gardening projects in your garden – especially with Fosseway’s help and gardening advice!

You can also call us at 01608 651757 for help on what your garden needs, or which products to buy.

Do visit our store so you can keep your garden cared for during the cold season.

Plant Care

We’re eager to help you get gardening, whether you’re the newest beginner or a regular green thumb.

Not only does Fosseway carry an array of plant care products, but our friendly staff is always ready to give advice or help you find what you need.

Shoots growing in winter frost

Fertilisers, weedkiller and more…

Whether it’s fertiliser or weedkiller you’re after, Fosseway stocks a variety of products to help you best look after the health of your plants and flowers. We also carry environmentally friendly lines of both fertiliser and weedkiller – pop in to have a better lok at our different kinds.

Unsure what’s plaguing your plants? Call us at 01608 651757 for advice.

Rose Clear weedol pest killer
Gardening gloves women's men's

Get garden-ready with Fosseway

Looking for secateurs, loppers, or a new trowel? Fosseway stocks a range of high-quality gardening tools for all purposes, as well as containers and watering cans.

If you are in need of gear for larger scale work, see our Garden Machinery page.We also have multiple brands of stylish and practical gardening gloves, kneelers, Wellington boots, and more, so that you can garden safely in all types of weather.

Landscaping

We’d love to help you with any large-scale gardening projects that you’re thinking about. Below are some tips for landscaping in the winter.

Footsteps on frost winter lawn

Lawncare

  • Continue to remove fallen leaves from lawns before they block out light and moisture to the grass.
  • Remember not to walk on frosty grass as this will burn or scorch the grass, leaving black or brown footprints.
  • Prepare seed beds for new lawns to be seeded later in the spring, but only attempt this if the ground is not too wet. Fosseway has grass seed, fertilisers like GrowMore 7-7-7, and bags of soil. Pop by and collect some today.

Ponds

  • Fosseway carries high-quality, stiff black netting essential to autumn and winter pond care – buy this now and continue to rake out fallen leaves that collect throughout the season.
  • Beware also of ice – use pond heaters to keep ponds from freezing over.
  • It may also now be a good time to repair any leaks in your pond and for general maintenance work – call Fosseway at 01608 651757 to ask for advice.
Winter garden shed with lights

Structures 

  • In dry spells, you can treat timber structures with wood preservative and stain: at Fosseway we carry a range of paints, including an extensive Ronseal brand line, perfect for this kind of DIY work.
  • You could also begin to add lights and power points to sheds and outhouses, so that you can garden on wet days and in the evenings – visit Fosseway to see our selection.
  • Come see our festive collection of outdoor holiday miniatures, lanterns, and garden accessories!
Reindeer garden decorations Christmas fairy lights
Loppers pruning winter tree

Woody Waste

  • Debris left from pruning or trimming can be collected for firewood, or put straight on a contained bonfire.
  • Unprocessed heavier timbers can be cut into lengths and stacked – Fosseway stocks a selection of garden machinery and tools which will make light work of your heavy lifting. Woody waste also makes excellent, long-lasting mulch, though we also supply it.

Garden Wildlife

Chaffinch on top of snow covered wooden post

Birdcare

Garden birds benefit from feeding all year round, and don’t forget to feed them extra during the cold season. There are around thirty species of birds that are regular garden visitors, although more than a hundred and forty bird species have been sighted in British gardens: look out for robins, chaffinches, and siskins this winter.

Fosseway carries a wide range of bird care supplies, from C.J. Wildlife bird feeders and houses to our high-in-demand Peckish brand feed, so visit today to ensure your birds are getting what they need.

Hedgehog in winter snow

Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs are not only cute but are also valuable pest controllers – invite them into your garden with our hedgehog feeds. Leave this under hedges – hedgehogs will seek shelter here especially in winter, so keep your food well-stocked.

Get food at Fosseway today and learn how to make your garden hedgehog-friendly, with our pamphlets that are available for you to take away.

Nature's Feast Hedgehog food

Garden Pests

Pigeons

Wood pigeons can be problematic pests in gardens and allotments. They will peck and tear at leaves, often just leaving the stalks and larger leaf veins behind. Pigeons will attack many plants, especially lilac, brassicas and peas. They also eat fruit, especially cherries and currants, when possible.

Control:

Scaring devices or repellent substances work, but only previde temporary protection. The only certain way of protecting plants, particularly fruit plants, from pigeons is to grow them under netting or in a cage – Fosseway sells stiff black netting and plant guards and cages in our extensive Plant Area, so come get yours today.

Pest pigeon walking on snow

Grey Squirrels

Squirrels can attack a wide range of ornamental plants, fruits and vegetables – particularly at risk are tulip bulbs, crocus corms, sweetcorn, strawberries, apples, pears, nuts, sunflower seed heads, and flower buds of camellias and magnolias. Trees, like sycamore, maples, ash and beech, can be badly damaged or even killed by bark-stripping.

Control:

You can use netting to guard fruits and shrubs against squirrels – we sell wire netting which can be used for structures such as fruit cages, since squirrels can easily bite through plastic. At Fosseway we also sell anti-squirrel bird feeder guards, which do not harm the squirrels but prevent them from eating bird feed.

Rodents

Rats cause damage to foods that we intend to eat, either while it is growing or after it has been harvested and stored. Rats will also take food provided for wild birds, poultry and pets. They are often infected with a bacterial disease that people can catch, and which causes a form of jaundice known as leptospirosis or Weil’s (pronounced ‘Viles’) disease.

Control:

Discourage rats by removing any accessible food sources: make sure bins are sealed. When feeding wildlife such as birds, don’t allow excess food – this will also help reduce the risk of spreading wildlife diseases. You can use rat traps, similar to mouse traps, and bait them foodstuffs like bread, cereal, or chocolate. We also sell anti-rat pellets and other rat-prevention products.

Garden Pests Rat on log

Get involved with the Royal Horticulture Society

The RHS is a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. They want to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.

Click on the images below to find out more.

RHS-Greening-Grey-Britian
RHS School Gardening
RHS Britian in Bloom
RHS National Gardening Week