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 […]

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 […]