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Pumpkin Tips To Try This Halloween

Pumpkin Tips To Try This Halloween

While Halloween might be a little different this year from what we are used to, here at Chessington Garden Centre we still think there is some fun to be had. We will be bringing you some fun tips to keep the kids entertained. Here we start with something that is...

October Jobs in the Garden

October Jobs in the Garden

Rain Rain Go Away A little later than usual, we bring you Jobs in the Garden in October. If you are anything like us we've been longing for those hot long bright summer days, looking out the windows waiting for this rain to pass. We do however have jobs in the garden...

Smoked Beef Shank

Smoked Beef Shank

As Summer has drawn to a close, we wanted to show you that this doesn’t mean your BBQ needs to be put away for the Winter, leave it out and make the most of the great food you can cook on it. Today we’re going for something a bit different! We’re going to show you how...

September Jobs in the Garden

September Jobs in the Garden

What to do this Month? September is here and we are determined not to give in and continue enjoying our summer, despite what the weather tells us. Harvesting should be keeping you very busy this month so you'll have to roll up your sleeves and brave the elements. Doug...

Lamb isn’t just for Sundays

Lamb isn’t just for Sundays

It’s time to up your BBQ game. No more burnt burgers or dried out sausages for dinner. We’ve been cooking on the grill again and going to show you how to cook a beautiful joint of Lamb for your roast on the BBQ. Today we're using a Weber Master Touch Premium which is...

August Jobs in the Garden

August Jobs in the Garden

Is this the end of Summer? In a regular year, we would start to see August as the end of Summer, some of us looking forward to a holiday while others looking to get the children back to school in September. This year hasn't quite gone to plan so if like us you might...

Be At One With Nature

Be At One With Nature

It is the perfect time of year to be at one with nature, get outdoors, and breathe some fresh air. This year more than most I am sure you have been outside, enjoying your space more and more. However, have you ever taken time to appreciate the nature around you? Take...

July Jobs in the Garden

July Jobs in the Garden

How is it July already? Wow, is it really July already. As we hit the middle of the year and with so much more time on our hands, we hope your gardens are looking as lovely as ever and that the extra time we have been spending at home has been well worth it. We are...

June Jobs in the Garden

June Jobs in the Garden

Keeping yourself busy This month brings us the longest day of the year and we cannot wait. Longest day of the year can only mean one thing, longest day in the garden. We hope by now things are coming along nicely in your garden, flowers have blossomed, crops have been...

Beef Ribs to get you started

Beef Ribs to get you started

It’s time to get the grill on for a low and slow cook.  We’re taking on one of the top tier dishes… Beef Ribs. It’s ability to bark with it’s fall off the bone tenderness makes a firm favourite for Pitmasters. If you’re a beginner this is going to be perfect for you...

Bank Holiday = Pulled Pork Heaven

Bank Holiday = Pulled Pork Heaven

It’s still BBQ weather and we should be making the most of the sun and our gardens. For some of us, outdoor cooking is a way of life and we do it all year round whatever the weather. We wanted to give you a little insight on how easy it is and the quality in taste is...

May Jobs in the Garden

May Jobs in the Garden

A happy Garden = A happy Gardener "May is such a busy time for gardeners we should really take advantage of the amount of time some of us are spending at home. In these strange times one thing remains constant, our gardens still need looking after"  - Angela...

Did someone say home-made Pizza?

Did someone say home-made Pizza?

We’re well into lockdown and things are still feeling as weird as ever. Regardless of how you normally live your life, one thing we do have in common is that we are all at home for the foreseeable future. We’ve been very lucky that the weather has been on our side so...

How to Plant Your Tomatoes

How to Plant Your Tomatoes

Now the ground is beginning to warm up and the night are getting warmer too, it’s the perfect time to think about planting your tomatoes outside. There really is nothing better than a constant supply of tomatoes throughout the summer, ideal for salads, cooking and...

Spring Lawn Care

Spring Lawn Care

Step 1 - Removing weeds Firstly check over your lawn and remove any perennial weeds such as daisies and dandelions by digging out with hand fork. Be sure to get the whole root out. Step 2 - Aeration Aerate consolidated areas of the lawn with a fork or with a spiking...

Get Cosy With a New Firepit

Get Cosy With a New Firepit

If you haven't already you need to check out our exclusive range of fire bowls and pits. Made exclusively for Chessington Garden Centre they really are a must have for your garden this year, bringing a simple design that will easily be a solid focual point for your...

April Jobs in the Garden

April Jobs in the Garden

Get Out in the Garden While many of us are isolating and remaining in our homes, Doug says now is the perfect time to start that project you've been putting off. We may aswell make the best of a bad situation. April is a lovely time to get everything tidy and neat, we...

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