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 […]

Meet Saxifrage Touran Large White

May 13th, 2015

Have we introduced you to Saxifrage Touran Large White #takemehomeandloveme

Blizzards of blossom

May 12th, 2015

Here at Kershaws Garden Centre we love blossom, in fact we love flowers, in fact we have a little bit of a plant addiction. Today we are loving  Prunus Ko Jo No Mai  (in stock and flowering now) Prunus Snowshowers & Prunus Cheals Weeping are also looking rather lovely as well!

#41 Beautiful mouth blown glass globes

December 3rd, 2014

When we first saw these mouth blown glass globes in their stunning colours we fell in love with them. As well as looking beautiful they also water your plants… Simply fill the globe with water and then pop it into the compost in your houseplants, or patio plants. Then relax as it looks after the watering. […]

#34 Heritage Pots, the perfect gift for any gardener…

November 14th, 2014

These hand finished British designed classic garden planters are crafted by skilled potters to bring style, beauty and craftsmanship to any patio or garden setting. They are the perfect thoughtful gift for any gardener… They are also just one of hundreds go gift ideas for Christmas at our Brighouse Garden Centre.

Welcome a hedgehog or an owl into your garden

October 13th, 2014

We just love these autumn planted arrangements, which will look fantastic all winter, and then in the spring the heathers will burst into flower to welcome the sun back again. As well as being a cute addition to any patio that make great gift ideas. Do you love anyone enough to give them a flowering […]

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 […]

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 […]