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.

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Allotment Sue

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!

Read Latest Blog - Tuesday 17th March

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Small garden trees

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 South Gloucestershire, 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…

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Plant of the Week: Doronicum

Plant of the Week: Doronicum

The showy golden daisies of this brassy look-at-me perennial are a welcome surprise in late spring: most daisies flower much later in the year, but this is out with the last of the daffodils: it makes a fabulous combination with tall, elegant pheasant’s-eye daffs, and is a great way to disguise unsightly daffodil foliage as it dies down.

It’s an easy-going plant that is happiest in a spot with a little dappled shade. It grows to around 60cm tall, with handsome heart-shaped leaves: for containers, though, try the compact version ‘Little Leo’, smothered in bright little golden yellow flowers and a magnet for bees.

Shading the greenhouse

Put simply, if you don't shade the greenhouse, you will be severely limited in the things you can grow in it. Most annuals and potted flowering plants will bleach and scorch. Vegetables and fruits will overheat and rot. Compost in pots will cook a plant's roots. You should be OK with succulents and cacti, however. Paint on Coolglass shading, or erect green shade netting now.