Store Blog - The Old Railway Line

What are Nematodes?

As pesticide formulas are altered and deemed less effective a desire to find a biological solution to control pests grows. Nematodes are becoming more popular and provide a safe, destructive power utilising some of the 25,000 identified species to tackle common garden pests. Developed strains of nematodes are available to purchase a ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  24/05/2018 at 16:36 pm

Plant a Summer Garden Pot

Whether you live in a town house, flat or country cottage, planted containers are the perfect way to brighten any outdoor space. Colourful and satisfying, pots don’t take long to prepare and provide months of pleasure. Follow the simple stages below to plant and care for your own containers at home: ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  16/05/2018 at 13:11 pm

National Children's Gardening Week Fun!

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre has planned a series of fun events for children as part of the National Children’s Gardening Week. General Manager, Katie Cleary said “We are already looking forward to this year’s National Children’s Gardening Week. We have a series of events planned to inspire and encourag ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  10/05/2018 at 15:09 pm

May Plant of the Month: Geraniums

The favourite windowsill plant of cottage gardens and grown widely in all gardens in summer. It's so well known that it is hardly necessary to describe the large, ball-shaped heads of florets in a range of whites, pinks and reds, some with attractive markings on the petals. Many have two-colour zoning on the leaves and there are also vari ...
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  02/05/2018 at 16:10 pm

Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, located in Three Cocks between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, are hosting a special Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Railway Restaurant Supervisor, Shaunagh Cleary said “To honour the upcoming royal wedding we decided to create a special afterno ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  27/04/2018 at 13:46 pm

Local Schools Get Gardening!

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, located in Three Cocks between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, visited five local schools last week to launch a new growing initiative for youngsters. Events Manager, Matthew Lewis said “We are delighted to launch our new growing competition for local schools in the Gwernyfed catchment area. We love ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  19/04/2018 at 15:35 pm

Gardening Tips April

Flower Garden Leave the foliage of spring bulbs to die down naturally. Plant spring bedding and summer bulbs in pots. Continue to plant container grown perennials, shrubs and trees. Kitchen Garden Sow broad b ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  10/04/2018 at 08:49 am

April Plant of the Month: Pieris

Pieris are much underrated evergreen shrubs grown for their foliage and small, but profuse, urn-shaped flowers. Flower buds, often red in colour similar to those of Skimmia rubella, appear in winter or early spring and open to produce usually white, nodding, bell-like flowers later in the spring. Pieris leaves are small, lance shaped and dark green in col ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  04/04/2018 at 14:07 pm

£1000 Raised For Greenfingers

Last week The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, located in Three Cocks between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, raised an impressive £1000 for Greenfingers during their Garden Re-Leaf Fundraising Day and Quiz and Curry Night. Director, Mark Cleary said “We are delighted to have raised four figures this year for the amazing Greenfing ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  20/03/2018 at 14:28 pm

Easter Fun @ The Old Railway Line

Crafty youngsters are invited to visit the award winning, Old Railway Line Garden Centre to enjoy two fun filled workshops this Easter school break. The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, located between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, host a different workshop for children every Wednesday of the school holidays. Manag ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  20/03/2018 at 11:37 am

Gardening Tips March

Flower Garden Plant container grown trees, shrubs, climbers and roses Prune and tidy up rose plants Plant and divide perennials Brighten up your pots with pansies, primulas and spring flowering bulbs Kitchen Garden ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  02/03/2018 at 11:20 am

March Plant of the Month - Daffodils

"Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares and take the winds of March with Beauty" Shakespeare. Is there anything better for Spring than the cheerful blooms of the Daffodil working their magic in so many parts of the garden? Easy to grow and flowering year after year Daffodils come in al ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  01/03/2018 at 10:42 am

Gardening Tips February

Flower Garden Winter and Spring bedding such as pansies and primulas need regular deadheading. Spread mulch over flower borders to protect roots and improve soil condition. Prune late flowering clematis before the end of the month. Kitchen ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  13/02/2018 at 11:17 am

Old Railway Line Awarded Three Awards at GTN Greatest Christmas Awards

Last Tuesday the Old Railway Line Garden Centre, located in Three Cocks between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, was crowned with three prestigious GTN’s Greatest Christmas Awards during a special breakfast event at Glee at the annual Spring Fair trade show. The family run, independent garden centre was awarded ‘The Greatest Festi ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  13/02/2018 at 09:08 am

Gardening Tips January

Flower Garden Cut down flowering perennials to ground level once untidy Protect vulnerable plants from frosts. Spread mulch over flower borders to protect roots and improve soil condition. Kitchen Garden Comp ...
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  11/01/2018 at 11:01 am

Quiz Night Raises £855 For Macmillan

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, located in Three Cocks between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, hosted another successful charity fundraising event last week; raising an additional £855 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Manager, Katie Eckley said “We were delighted to see so many people at our Quiz & Curry Night last week. The ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  25/10/2017 at 12:46 pm

Macmillan Coffee Morning Result 2017

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, located in Three Cocks between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, has raised £789.46 for Macmillan Cancer Support from their recent Coffee Morning and Raffle. Director, Mark Cleary said “Macmillan is a fantastic charity and we are delighted to have raised so much money during this year’s eve ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  06/10/2017 at 10:35 am

September Plant of the Month: Chrysanthemum

These flowering perennials are native to Eastern Europe and Asia and typically grow to about 18 inches in height. The large, ornamental flowers produced can be a range of colours depending on variety. Chrysanthemums require little care to grow and can thrive in the home garden with only routine maintenance. The Chrysanthemum is a we ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  01/09/2017 at 16:23 pm

Gardener's Tips August

Flower Garden Feed and water camellias and rhododendrons Dead head roses Weed flower beds regularly Cut and dry everlasting flowers Kitchen Garden Harvest vegetable crops as soon as the ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  25/08/2017 at 13:40 pm

Local Garden Centre Raises £653.42 For Ty Hafan

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, located in Three Cocks between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, hosted a Bingo Night on Friday 11th August in aid of Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice. Events Manager, Matthew Lewis said “We are delighted to have raised £653.42 for our charity of the year, Ty Hafan. A big thank you to everyone w ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  18/08/2017 at 13:20 pm

BBQ & Bingo in Aid of Ty Hafan

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre in Three Cocks, between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, is hosting a Charity Bingo Night on Friday 11th August to boost fundraising efforts for their chosen charity of the year, Ty Hafan. Manager, Huw Lewis said; “We are really looking forward to our second Bingo Night of 2017, this time in support of ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  04/08/2017 at 15:01 pm

‘Best Garden Centre’ Awarded For 6th Time

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, located in Three Cocks between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, collected a clean sweep of eight awards at the annual Wales and West Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) regional awards on Thursday evening. The family-run, independent garden centre was awarded the top prize of ‘Best Garden Centre i ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  14/07/2017 at 07:59 am

Our project really only began last year...

The town of Talgarth is in the heart of the Black Mountains set in the most beautiful countryside. Talgarth Mill, positioned in the town square which had been decline for many years was awarded lottery ...
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By Rosie Williams
  16/06/2017 at 08:11 am

June Plant of the Month: Roses

Since before Roman times gardeners have revered the rose as the queen of flowering plants for the extraordinary beauty and scent of its blooms. The rose family offers an enormous range of colour, shape and perfume from the simple purity of the wild dog rose, the soft, pastel charm of the old garden rose or the jewel-like brilliance of the modern hybrids. Whether ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  08/06/2017 at 12:03 pm

Local Garden Centre Raises £720 For Ty Hafan

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, located in Three Cocks between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, hosted a Charity Quiz and Curry Night last Friday (12th May) in aid of Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice. ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  15/05/2017 at 14:20 pm

£243 Raised For Breast Cancer Care

Last Saturday local garden centre, The Old Railway Line Garden Centre, located in Three Cocks between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, hosted a 'Strawbe ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  15/07/2015 at 13:50 pm

Promise Auction Lots

Don't miss our Promise Auction during our Quiz & Curry Night on Friday 5th June! Presented by Brecon and Radnorshire's new MP, Chris Davies. ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  24/05/2015 at 11:56 am

Easter 'Wild Wednesday' Fun

Crafty youngsters from Powys and Herefordshire are invited to visit a local garden centre to enjoy a fun craft works ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  20/03/2015 at 10:58 am

Ladies Night

Festive Ladies Night (11th December - 6.30pm)A festive evening of good food and great company 'Just for th ...
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By Joe Aldworth
  01/12/2014 at 17:58 pm

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