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!
The record for the biggest pumpkin in the world is a holy grail for giant vegetable growers: these days you need a forklift truck just to get your pumpkin to the showground for weighing.
Most of us can't manage pumpkins quite that big, but it's fun to see how big a monster you can manag…Read more »
Make sure you keep on top of raking up fallen leaves. If these are left in the garden they will cause young plants and grass to rot, as well as blocking up drains! This can be kept on the compost heap as leaf mould makes nutritious compost to be dug into the garden at a later stage.;;
Plant of the Week: Aster
If your garden is lacking a certain something right now, brighten up your life with a helping of late-summer asters. Low-maintenance and long-flowering, they'll make your borders sparkle from September to the first frosts, and there's a wonderful choice now in flower in our garden centre - come and take your pick!
Longest-flowering of them all is the ever-popular Aster x frikartii 'Mőnch', growing to around 1m tall with masses of lavender-blue flowers. But there are dozens more: keep an eye out too for 'Autumn Days', a novi-belgii type with large light purple flowers, and A. novae-angliae 'Annabelle de Chazal' in soft rose pink with a yellow eye.