Kershaw's Garden Centre Blog

Why not open a hotel?

May 11th, 2015

Have you ever thought of opening a hotel? Well, this is a hotel with a difference! It is an insect hotel, which helps you to build a nature reserve in your own garden. We love it! And it costs just £19.99

Affordable Homes for First Time Flyers at Kershaws

February 17th, 2015

National Nest Box Week (14th – 21st February) comes and goes each year and nationally only a tiny percentage of us take the initiative to put up a nest box to help new families. We know that February’s not the most inviting month to wander around the garden seeking the perfect place to site a […]

#51 An insect hotel is the perfect present for the wildlife lover in your life…

December 14th, 2014

The Westwoods Insect Hotel shown here is just £14.99 – the perfect present for the wildlife lover in your life… This is just one of a huge range of wildlife friendly gardening products on sale in our Brighouse Garden Centre

Create a wild bird corner in your garden…

October 14th, 2014

Autumn is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs in pots and in the garden. We have just created a display of plants that are bird friendly… So why not create a wild bird corner to your garden?

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 […]

Bee friendly Plants

July 14th, 2014

As we were pottering on the internet today we came across this very thorough list of plants which bees adore on Newcastle City Councils website. To access the list, just click on the bumblebee, and then, well, you know where to come for great plants at sensible prices…

Baby blackbirds make their home in our Garden Centre

June 18th, 2014

A family of blackbirds has made a nest behind a plant pot, in a bookcase at the entrance to the shop. They have hatched several of their eggs, and can be seen feeding them on a regular basis. Liz Kenny, our Garden Centre Manager is really excited about the new arrivals, “We have had many birds nesting […]