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: Cornus

Plant of the Week: Cornus

Many of us are familiar with the colourful winter dogwoods, with whippy stems in brilliant scarlet, lime green or flames of orange to enjoy through the cold weather months.

Less well-known is that the family also includes some truly spectacular summer-flowering shrubs. Flowering dogwoods have showy, elegant bracts in ivory white or palest pink, opening in a waterfall over the delicate, airy branches, stealing the show in May and June. Look out for Cornus kousa ‘Miss Satomi’ in powder-pink, or C. florida in ivory white. The lovely wedding cake tree, C. controversa, has tiered branches of creamy-white flowers: give it a prime position where it can really show off.

Five easy veg

When you're starting out with your new veg garden and trying to decide what to grow first, the sheer variety of vegetables that opens up to you when you grow your own can be bewildering. You'll find so many different types in our garden centre in Caerphilly, from artichokes to zucchini, not to…

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Evergreen value

Evergreen perennials are fantastic value in the garden: big, handsome Euphorbia robbiae, bergenia and hellebores offer greenery right through winter as well as flowers and often a flush of burgundy colour to the leaves in autumn. Now is the time to give them a quick tidy-up, though: remove flowered stems right to ground level and take off any old or tattered leaves to keep them looking smart.