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!
Some combinations of plants just work well together. Tomatoes and basil, for example: not only do they look good, they make a perfect partnership in the cooking pot too.
But there are some combinations that go beyond looking (or tasting) good. Companion planting uses features of one pla…Read more »
Hanging baskets you can eat
Hanging baskets aren't just for geraniums: try planting up an edible basket for a display that tastes as good as it looks. Try a trailing tomato like 'Hundreds and Thousands' and partner it with a pretty purple basil and some coriander; or go for a big, bushy chilli and hang it in a sunny spot for brilliantly-coloured fruits this autumn.
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Plant of the Week: New Guinea impatiens
Busy lizzies are back – and now they're tropical! After the sad demise of the traditional busy lizzie (Impatiens wallichiana) due to disease, this handsome close relative, I. x hawkeri, has stepped in to fill the gap.
Just like busy lizzies, New Guinea impatiens are the ideal way to brighten up a shady spot with prolific blooms in day-glo colours – though they're also happy in a sunny spot too. The large, glossy leaves also turn heads, often coming in exotic shades of purple and bronze. Keep moist, feed with liquid seaweed once a fortnight and dead-head regularly to keep the blooms coming.