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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: Sarcococca
This modest, unassuming plant has a secret weapon. Sarcococca, also known as Christmas box, is for most of the year a handsome evergreen with small, glossy leaves, low maintenance and the perfect backdrop to set off more colourful summer flowers. Then in December its tiny, almost invisible flowers open wide and release scent so glorious it'll fill the whole garden.
There are two types: the neat Sarcococca confusa, forming a dome around 1.2m tall, and S. hookeriana var. digyna with narrow, gracefully pointed leaves. Look out, too, for S. humilis, which makes a low hummock, easily trimmed into a low hedge as a substitute for disease-prone box.
Prevent wind rock
Trim tall shrubs and roses by a third to reduce the 'sail' effect, when strong winds catch the tops of shrubs and pull them about during winter storms. This tugs at the roots, weakening and damaging them and occasionally pulling over the whole plant.
A greenhouse is a real asset in a garden. It can be a beautiful building, for one thing: when the sun glints off the glass of a white-painted greenhouse filled with vibrantly colourful plants it'll always make you smile.
But it's also a wonderful way to expand your gardening beyond all…Read more »