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!
Most gardens have a shady spot: a north-facing wall, perhaps, or under a tree, or in the shadow of a nearby building. Learn to love your shade: you'll find a world of new plants opens up, and you get a cool, pleasant nook to sit out of the heat of the day: perfect for enjoying an iced drink af…Read more »
Plant of the Week: Japanese anemone
Bring your late summer garden to life with generous drifts of Japanese anemones – the ultimate in low-maintenance, high return perennial. Flowers begin opening from late July and carry on well into winter: if you don't dead-head the seed-heads become little greeny-yellow bobbles dancing above the winter border on long, wiry stems.
There are two kinds to look out for: first into flower is Anemone hupehensis, including bicoloured 'Hadspen Abundance' and deepest pink 'Prinz Heinrich'; later they're joined by A. x hybrida varieties such as pure white 'Honorine Jobert' and rose-pink 'September Charm'. Plant as many as you can: it's one of the best perennials you can grow.
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.