Welcome to Iron Acton Garden Centre
Welcome to Iron Acton Garden Centre, a family owned and run business since 2010. Located just on the edge of Iron Acton on the B4058, we take pride in offering you the best customer service together with great value products. Not only will you find all your gardening needs under one roof, we also have a lovely coffee shop for you to relax in and enjoy home cooked fayre. 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!
Once you've started making your own herbal teas, you'll be spoilt for tasteless teabags forever. Fresh herbal tea doesn't take any longer to make than a bag in a cup: just pick yourself a generous sprig from the herbs growing just outside the back door, dunk in a mug of boiling water and leave…Read more »
Plant of the Week: Poinsettia
Our favourite Christmas plant, the huge scarlet bracts of poinsettia appearing on the benches of our garden centre are a sure sign that Christmas is just around the corner. These days you don't have to stick to traditional red, either: look out for varieties in pink, burgundy and even greeny-yellow.
It's perfectly possible to keep your poinsettia going from year to year. Give it a warm, bright spot, out of direct sunlight, and water sparingly. Then in April, prune it back hard to 10cm, and in November encourage it to colour up again simply by making sure it has 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.
Cut back hedges
Now deciduous hedges like beech and hawthorn are dormant, you can cut them back hard if they've outgrown their welcome. Cut the hedge 30cm lower than the height you want to allow for new growth, and consider doing the two sides in alternate years to allow plants to recover.