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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: Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'
Some plants in the garden earn their keep over and over, and skimmias are among the best of them all. There's never a time when these neat, evergreen shrubs don't look fantastic, from late autumn and winter's sprays of cherry red flowerbuds through spring fountains of fragrant white flowers to summer, when its handsome red-margined green foliage comes to the fore.
'Rubella' is a male variety of skimmia, so doesn't form berries, but those jewel-like flowerbuds are just as pretty and produced without needing a partner so it's an ideal choice for smaller gardens or containers. It's also very easy-going and prefers a little shade – ideal for brightening up those tricky corners.
Whilst it is tempting to move frogspawn from one pond to another, remember you are at risk of spreading amphibious viral and fungal diseases.
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 the kitchen garden. When you grow your own, you can have as big a bunch of parsley as you want: and even better, you can try…Read more »