Welcome to Blackwood Garden Centre

Here at Blackwood Garden Centre we take great pride in growing all our seasonal bedding plants ourselves. A process that started last Autumn by visiting our seed supliers trial grounds  to see what was "new" and would offer our customers some of the latest varieties of bedding plants, collecting seed catologues and trying to to select the best plants for our area to provide long lasting colour.

Sowing of this years crop started the day after Boxing Day! Despite a very cold and dark start to the season giving tough growing conditiions,It is now great to see all the hundreds of hours of hard work sowing and transplanting 1000's of seeds looking great and on sale now,

We have an extensive range of filled tubs and planters as well as hanging baskets ready in store now, why not let us take the strain and do the work for you!

Also, see our About Us page for more information about Blackwood - and come and see us soon!

Plant of the Week: Dahlias

Plant of the Week: Dahlias

These flamboyant Mexican beauties are a must-have in late summer, lifting borders with dazzling displays from August till the first frost. The range is expanding all the time, so you’re sure to find one to suit your tastes.

Big, blowsy pompom and cactus dahlias like ‘Rip City’ and ‘Chat Noir’ lend a touch of glamour; or for the simplicity of single flowers go for ever-popular scarlet ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ or purest white ‘Twyning’s After Eight’ – both with purple foliage. And for the natural look, try species dahlias with delicate flowers held on wiry stems: Dahlia coccinea is brilliant orangey-red, while D. merckii is lilac with a yellow eye.

Companion planting

Some combinations of plants just work well together. Tomatoes and basil, for example: not only do they look good, they make a perfect partnership in the cooking pot too.

But there are some combinations that go beyond looking (or tasting) good. Companion planting uses features of one pla…

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Get planting!

Plant new shrubs and hardy perennials now as conditions in autumn are ideal to help plants establish quickly. Add plenty of organic matter to the planting hole and water in well so they can put down roots all winter ready to explode into growth next spring.