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!
A greenhouse is a real asset in a garden. It can be a beautiful building, for one thing: when the sun glints off the glass of a white-painted greenhouse filled with vibrantly colourful plants it'll always make you smile.
But it's also a wonderful way to expand your gardening beyond all…Read more »
Plant of the Week: Cornus
Many of us are familiar with the colourful winter dogwoods, with whippy stems in brilliant scarlet, lime green or flames of orange to enjoy through the cold weather months.
Less well-known is that the family also includes some truly spectacular summer-flowering shrubs. Flowering dogwoods have showy, elegant bracts in ivory white or palest pink, opening in a waterfall over the delicate, airy branches, stealing the show in May and June. Look out for Cornus kousa ‘Miss Satomi’ in powder-pink, or C. florida in ivory white. The lovely wedding cake tree, C. controversa, has tiered branches of creamy-white flowers: give it a prime position where it can really show off.
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- Take action against carrot fly 29 June 2016
- Tackle perennial weeds 27 June 2016
- Gardening is so good for you it should be prescribed on the National Health Service 24 June 2016
- Downing Street has been dubbed ‘the greyest frontage known to man' 22 June 2016
- Show off your garden and raise funds for the Red Cross 20 June 2016
Always water young seedlings before you transplant or pot them on. Dry roots tear and break easily, and the plants will take far longer to bounce back. Water and let them stand for an hour to make sure the compost is thoroughly soaked: the roots will be much more supple and your plants will hardly notice they've been moved.