Kershaw's Garden Centre Blog

Erysimum Bowles Mauve

May 10th, 2015

Our Garden Centre Manager Liz just loves Erysimum Bowles Mauve, which is in stock now Liz explains, “I just love this hardy plant, in my garden it flowers nearly all year round.”

Chrysanthemums for late summer colour

September 16th, 2014

As summer makes way for autumn our gardens often need a little bit of a lift, pots and tubs filled with lilies and other exotic flowers have gone over and need to be replanted, and that is where the fabulous, bright and colourful Chrysanthemum comes into it own. We have a great range in our […]

Platycodon grandiflorus

September 15th, 2014

The name really does say it all, – grandiflorus – grand flowers. Platycodon is also known as the Balloon Flower, or Chinese Balloon Flower. It grows to about 2 feet high, flowers in those precious late summer days, and looks fabulous in a late summer border.

Rudbeckia ‘Tiger Eye Gold’

September 14th, 2014

Oh yes! If you love sunflowers, but either never got round to planting them, or just do not have room for an 8 foot monster flower, then meet¬†Rudbeckia ‘Tiger Eye Gold’ which is a half hardy annual, which flowers through autumn, is perfect for late borders… and looks like a miniature ¬†sunflower.

Stokesia laevis Klaus Jelitto

July 20th, 2014

What a terrible name for such a lovely plant! The Stokesia par tot the plant name is in tribute to Dr Jonathan Stokes, an 18-19th Century English physician. It has the most amazing, huge fluffy cornflower like flowers which grow up to 4″ across. It flowers throughout the summer and the flowers appear over neat […]

Do you want to encourage more bees to your garden?

July 19th, 2014

Have you seen the new Bees Needs website, which is being hosted by the Wildlife Trusts for DEFRA. It contains some very useful information including a straight forward five things we can do to help pollinators as gardeners. There is also an excellent video to explain the problem. Click on the image below to visit […]

Dianthus barbatus “Super Parfait Raspberry”

July 18th, 2014

This very pretty Dianthus is one of a series called Super Parfait. This bee friendly plant is perfect for growing in borders and on containers. Often grown as an annual, it can overwinter and regrow a second or third year, (even with our Brighouse climate) it has the prettiest pink flowers with dark red eyes […]

Lavender ‘Willow Vale’

July 14th, 2014

Willow Vale is one of the best French Lavenders, which look wonderful with their exotic flowers, which have a little tuft of colour at the ends. These are easy to grow, they love a sunny spot and can be very lightly pruned after flowering. They make wonderful informal hedges…

Gaura Pink has just arrived at Kerhsaws Garden Centre

July 7th, 2014

We have just taken delivery of some stunning herbaceous perennials including the rather lovely Gaura Pink. Gaura is a superb plant with its delicate flowers which add colour and movement to the herbaceous border. It also looks stunning on a pot with other perennials…

Look what has just arrived in the Plantaria – Shasta Daisies!

July 5th, 2014

The Shasta Daisy, or Leucanthemum x superbum “Real Galaxy” is the perfect addition to any sunny garden border. White petals surround a golden centre in the flowers which just keep coming. They are great for use in the house as a cut flower, and continue flowering for as long as the summer lasts and of […]