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!
Grow bags are incredibly useful throughout the garden: just pop them anywhere you want to grow plants but don't have soil, like the edge of a patio or outside the back door. They give you an instant growing space for sweet peas, annual climbers like morning glory, or productive herbs, vegetabl…Read more »
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Planting for Winter Interest
Basking in the glories of the autumn, now is the time to consider plants with winter interest. The rich scents from the white flowers of Sarcococca cut and put in a vase can fill a room over the Christmas period and this easy to care for evergreen shrub is perfectly hardy. Flowering from December through to March it tolerates shade and exposed conditions. Grown against a wall the deeply stylish evergreen Garrya elliptica simply sings its way into Winter. Tolerating full sun to partial shade its glossy grey-green leaves make an excellent summer foil, but the real joy of this shrub are its long hanging catkins during winter. G. ‘James Roof' is a particularly good specimen with catkins reaching 30cm. Other plants to consider which extend winter interest include Callicarpa and its brilliant purple berries, soft winter heathers and rich stem colours provided by Dogwoods, such as Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire'. ;