Kershaw's Garden Centre Blog

The Beauty that is a Magnolia

April 16th, 2018

A few weeks ago whilst we were still in grip of winter I photographed the furry buds of Magnolia, did you know that they have three furry layers to protect their flowers through winter?  Magnolias are one of our most primitive flowering trees with fossilised specimens dating back over 20 million years. They are named […]

A Spring Symphony

April 10th, 2018

Tiarellas are commonly known as foam flowers due to their frothy blooms. Tiarella cordifolia ‘Spring Symphony’ is my favourite, producing a mass of elegant, dainty slightly fragrant flower spikes of white stars that open below a tight, apple-blossom-pink poker of buds.  These flowers bring light to any shady spot.  The froth of flowers seems to […]

Spectacular Pieris!

April 2nd, 2018

A member of the heather family Pieris originated from the forested mountain regions of China, Japan and Taiwan, often called ‘Lily-of-the-Valley’ shrub.  Pieris are an evergreen, easy to grow, showy spring shrub, which put on a spectacular display of white or pink bell-shaped flowers and colourful new growth which ranges from pale pink to dark […]

Spring is here

March 26th, 2018

Walking around the garden centre in the glorious sunshine this morning I was drawn to Forsythia which is tremendous as part of the spring garden and is named after William Forsyth, a Scottish Botanist and founding member of the RHS. It’s flowers are just emerging from the swollen buds. One of the most popular varieties […]