Welcome to Fonthill and Lakeside Garden Centres

As a family owned and managed local business we pride ourselves on offering a friendly and personal service to all our customers.  Fonthill is very conveniently located on the A431 at Bitton, on the scenic route between Bath and Bristol. Lakeside garden centre is situated at Crockerton just off the A350, close to Warminster and right on the doorstep of the beautiful Longleat estate. 

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  • Over 40 years experience
  • Great offers
  • Coffeeshop
  • Expert staff

Pre-water seed drills

Sowing in dry weather is a risky business: once germinated, if the seedling dries out it'll quickly dry. If you have to sow in a dry spell, you can avoid this happening by pre-watering. Once you've hollowed out a seed drill, water it before sowing. Then cover the seed with dry soil, which acts as a mulch to prevent the moisture escaping and ensures your seeds remain damp until they germinate whatever the weather outside.