Kershaw's Garden Centre Blog

Grow Your own Saffron

August 28th, 2018

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world and comes from the three long deep red stigmas of the autumn flowering Crocus sativus.   Saffron is grown commercially for food colouring and flavouring.   It flowers in October and November with large lilac flowers with distinctive purple veins.  Plant the bulbs in August or September […]

Sensational Salvias

June 23rd, 2018

Salvias are commonly referred to as sage, including  Salvia officinalis (common sage) which is widely used in cooking.  Salvias really earn their keep in the garden with a great range of colour and form which makes them indispensable border plants. Their are long lasting and attract butterflies and pollinators, which is always good for the […]

Dramatic Dahlia

June 13th, 2018

If you are looking for bold and dramatic this is the plant for you.  Dahlia are a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. There is a diverse choice of dazzling colours and a range of stunning form, from single to pompom to cactus to ball and many more.  Dahlias are one […]

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.

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 […]

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…

Coreopsis grandiflora “Flying Saucers”

July 14th, 2014

Just look at these bright golden yellow flowers, which are held up above the green mound of foliage. They will continue to flower right the way through until the autumn when they will fall asleep for the winter and then wake up when the spring sunshine starts. An advantage at the moment is that they […]

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…