Protection

A little protection for your plants in extreme weather or when pests and diseases threaten can be the difference between success and abject failure. There's a comprehensive armoury of defences against the main threats to your plants available in our garden centre.

Frosty weather: a horticultural fleece is available to protect your plants, both on the roll and in handy packets . Throwing a couple of layers over tender plants like potatoes when frost threatens can be enough to see them through. Hessian sheets are also great to tuck around thick straw for protecting tender palms, gingers and bananas.

Gales and rain: polythene cloches, available off the peg in our garden centre, prevent your plants from getting waterlogged or shredded by wind. Our easy-to-construct cold frames also keep the weather off vulnerable young plants and seedlings.

Pests: stretch fine-gauge netting, also available in our garden centre, over a framework to keep birds from stealing your berries. Netting cloches over cabbages and sprouts also keep pigeons at bay. There are a range of other options for warding off all sorts of pests in our garden centre, from biological controls to slug barriers and insecticidal sprays.

Please ask the staff in our garden centre in for more information and advice about protecting your crops.

About us

With nearly 40 years experience in the horticultural industry, where better to obtain gardening advice than from Cowell's, the family Garden Centre. Cowell's which is on Main Road, Woolsington, was established in 1978.
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Opening hours

  • Monday
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday
    09:00 - 19:00
  • Friday
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday
    10:00 - 16:30

*Sunday - doors open at 10:00am for browsing & tills open at 10:30am.

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Contact us

Main Road
Woolsington
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE13 8BW

T: (0191) 286 3403
F: (0191) 271 2597
E: [email protected]