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: Heathers
Heathers may be modest little plants, but at this time of year they really earn their keep. Carpets of white, pink, red and purple flowers over a background of evergreen foliage are a sight for sore eyes as winter slowly recedes: partner with early bulbs such as snowdrops and crocuses for a positive firework display of colour.
Choose from three main types: Ericas are the classic heather and most need acidic soil (E. carnea is the useful exception). Daboecias have larger flowers and will cope with any conditions. Both bloom from November to March – but there’s another heather, Calluna, which flowers in late summer into autumn.
Birds are often a mixed blessing in the garden: they'll swipe your berries, but while they're at it they'll also strip aphids from your roses, eat small slugs and hoover up caterpillars too. On the whole, they do far more good than harm: and besides, they're lovely to watch as they flit around…Read more »
Start forcing your rhubarb now. Remove any plant debris or weeds from around the rhubarb and then place a plastic bin or a traditional forcing pot over the top of the crowns, and plug any holes to exclude light. Once the stems get reach 8-12in (20-30cm) you can harvest them.