Garden and Plant Newsletter | February 2024

Hello friends of Cam Home & Garden

We hope you’re doing well and have started to see spring bulbs coming up, and buds starting to swell. We’ve even seen blossom!

Roadworks are still taking place as expected, and access is the same as in our previous newsletter. Here’s a quick reminder:

  • access by foot or bike to our shop door is easy – there is a path along the run of shops and you can get to us easily on foot
  • our own specific parking spaces and bike racks are still available just in front of our shop
  • we offer free local delivery
  • Ring us up and check if you’re not sure before setting out – we’re always happy to answer questions or try to find ways to help

Donation to community allotment project

Three employees of Cam Home and Garden perched cheerfully on a pallet of bags of soil.

Ruth, part of our Cam Home and Garden team, is an experienced gardener who also runs the Cambridge Cyrenians Allotment Project. While we were at our Home Hardware depot we spotted some left over bags of compost and approached Home Hardware about donating it. These had been destined for a skip… but we were delighted to be able to deliver them to the project instead, and this year have also donated seeds and more.

We invite you to visit the project’s website, and to make a donation to support their valuable work with homeless and vulnerably housed people.

February Garden Jobs

Need a reminder of what to keep track of this month? Here are some ideas from our chalk board:

  • chit potato tubers
  • sow early veg seeds
  • protect stone fruit blossom
  • prune wisteria and evergreen shrubs
  • mulch perennial beds
  • continue to prep veg beds
  • feed the birds!
Black chalk board with list of jobs for February: chit potato tubers, sow early veg seeds, protect stone fruit blossom, prune wisteria and evergreen shrubs, mulch perennial beds, continue to prep veg beds, feed the birds!

Summer bulbs and seeds in stock

Plan ahead for a gorgeous show of dramatic colours and blooms this summer – we’ve got a wide variety in the shop and can answer any questions you have about how to plant them, where to plant them and how to care for them as they grow.

bees and butterflies plant seeds collection
Agapanthus bulbs
Bishop of Llandaff

Grow your own – sweet and savoury!

Enjoy the flavours of your garden, where you fancy luscious juicy strawberries or comforting potatoes… We’ve got all you need to get ahead of the game and establish your plants.

Potato tubers ready for planting
strawberry plants in pots
garlic sets

Don’t forget to enjoy Spring too…

Gardeners love to get ahead and plan for the next season, but there’s still lots to enjoy about plants that are in bloom now. We still have a good selection of current-season flowers such as hellebores, primulas and dainty cowslips. Come and browse or give us a ring!

Primula plants with variety of coloured flowers - pink, blue and yellow
Daffodils with bright yellow trumpets outside our shop

Keep in touch

If you have any concerns about how to access the shop or place orders for delivery please ring us:  01223 660685 or 07845 964013

Warmest wishes


…and the Cam Home and Garden Team

Shop in store

Come and browse our well stocked store at 127 Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1XE. You will be surprised what you can find on our shelves.

We can help you find what you are looking for, even if you’re not sure, and can offer advice on growing your own, home brewing, DIY, and more!

Reserve and collect

Are you after something specific? Call or email us and we will reserve it for you, ready for collection.

If you want something that is not in stock, we will order it for you. We partner with suppliers to offer more than 20,000 product lines and can track down what you need, saving you time looking. Just ask!

Ask us to deliver

It’s easy to get your shopping delivered to your door. Phone or email us with your order and we will send it round to you.

We offer free delivery north of the River Cam and serve Cambridge, Milton, Histon, and Impington.

Latest catalogue and offers

Our virtual catalogues show current offers but by no means all stock that we have available in the shop. And we can order many more items in - just ask!

You can also order online - for delivery to our shop or direct to your home!

Get in touch

The best way to check prices, availability and ask questions is to ring us on 01223 660685 or email us

We can often put an item aside for you to collect, and we can also deliver - just get in touch and ask.


Check out our two friendly Facebook pages where you can see latest news, get stock updates and ask questions.

Shop online

A selection (but by no means all) of our products can be bought online at for home delivery or collection from our shop.

We stock (and can order) in a much wider selection in our shop - so if you can find what you're looking for just ask us anyway.

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