Welcome to Iron Acton Garden Centre
Welcome to Iron Acton Garden Centre, a family owned and run independent garden centre. Come and see us for a great selection of seasonal plants, gardening products, gifts and furniture, as well as trained and friendly staff who are always on hand to help. We hope to see you soon.
Allotment Sue brings you regular updates on her journey to self-sufficiency. Share her experiences as she tackles the ups and downs of growing her own fruit, veg, flowers and herbs as well as coping with the challenges of erratic weather, invasive weeds and peckish birds!
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 »
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Plant of the Week: Ornamental grasses
Prairie-style planting is all the rage just lately and is a gorgeous way to combine stunningly beautiful, natural-looking perennials like achilleas, salvias and rudbeckias with graceful grasses for a low-maintenance and dynamic display which reaches its crescendo in late summer.
It's a fantastic way to show off grasses at their best: after flowering, many grasses including miscanthus, tall stately Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' and Stipa tenuissima hold their seedheads into winter and look fabulous rimed in frost. Leave them all winter then trim them to the ground, along with the perennials growing alongside, in early spring before they burst into life and start the spectacle all over again.
Harvesting late fruit
Mid October is the best time for harvesting late apple and pear varieties like Commice pear and Bramley, Cox and Russett apples. Never pick apples too early, and to find out whether they are ready to pick, just hold the fruit in your hand and lift gently, they will easily detach from the tree if ready. ;