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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: Aster
If your garden is lacking a certain something right now, brighten up your life with a helping of late-summer asters. Low-maintenance and long-flowering, they'll make your borders sparkle from September to the first frosts, and there's a wonderful choice now in flower in our garden centre - come and take your pick!
Longest-flowering of them all is the ever-popular Aster x frikartii 'Mőnch', growing to around 1m tall with masses of lavender-blue flowers. But there are dozens more: keep an eye out too for 'Autumn Days', a novi-belgii type with large light purple flowers, and A. novae-angliae 'Annabelle de Chazal' in soft rose pink with a yellow eye.
Planting in the autumn
The Autumn is Natures' natural time for planting trees and shrubs. The ground is warm from the summer, but above ground it's cooler ; this mean the roots will put on good growth now, rather than the leaves, and this gives them the best possible start for the next growing season. See the superb selection of trees and shrubs at the garden centre, all waiting to go in now.
No garden should be without a tree: they add height, structure and a feeling of permanence and timelessness. But if you have a small garden in Caerphilly, it's hard to imagine shoehorning in a tree as well.
Well: that depends on what kind of tree it is. Of course if you plant large tree…Read more »