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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 tra nsplanting 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: Japanese azalea
If you adore the exuberant, day-glo colours and handsome, glossy leaves of the rhododendron family, yet you haven't room for large shrubs in your garden – try Japanese azaleas.
They're every bit as colourful as their bigger cousins, but only grow to about a metre tall – perfect for smaller gardens and containers of ericaceous (lime-free) compost. The smaller, daintier flowers are quite charming: enjoy the ruffled white flowers of 'Niagara', blotched in green, or 'Irohayama', in pale lavender. The curious 'hose-in-hose' double flowers of 'Coral Bells' are pink, and scented too. Give them dappled shade and damp soil and they'll give you pleasure for years to come.
Border plants are making good growth now but much of this can become vulnerable to damage from heavy rain and high wind. Therefore staking or supporting is important: use twiggy sticks (known as pea sticks), canes, round mesh or wire supports, or plastic-coated stakes to protect them. Make sure you do this before the damage is caused.
Big pots of leafy, flavoursome and generous annual herbs sat just outside the back door where you can reach out and pick them for your cooking are one of the delights of your %locations% kitchen garden. When you grow your own, you can have as big a bunch of parsley as you want: and even b…Read more »