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.
Christmas at iron acton
Gardener's Club Voucher Offers for November
Double Discount Tuesday
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!
Clematis win a place in the heart of every gardener for their breathtaking flower displays as they scramble becomingly up fences and over trellises. Most varieties are very well-behaved and just need a little tucking in to their supports every so often and an annual prune to keep them performi…Read more »
Herbaceous plants you dead-headed after flowering can now be cut down to ground level. Don't forget to pull up any weeds that may have seeded during the last few weeks before they set seed themselves, and add to whole lot to the compost heap. While we're on the subject of compost, make sure you continue to vary the materials you're adding ; add a huge lump of slimy herbaceous material in one go and it'll just sit there without rotting; instead alternate with layers of shredded twigs, paper or straw. If you haven't done it already, tender plants should be wrapped up for winter. Surround plants with a chicken wire ‘cage' and pack the space between the plant and the wire with straw (available from pet stores). The protruding parts of the plant will be frosted but the crown should be protected.;
Plant of the Week: Trees
Every tree has its moment of glory: brilliant scarlet autumn colours on Japanese maples, the glowing coppery bark of Tibetan cherries, or clusters of jewel-like berries on rowans.
But the real head-turners are trees with spectacular flowers. Plant Japanese cherries like 'Shirotae' for huge froths of blossom to outshine all others in the spring garden, with the possible exception of flowering magnolias, from waist-high 'Leonard Messel' to tall, stately M. grandiflora. The small dark flowers of the handkerchief tree (Davidia involucrata) are surrounded by huge, droopy white bracts in May, and evergreen Eucryphia x nymansensis 'Nymansay' bursts into papery cupped white flowers soon afterwards.