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 […]

Beavers Scouts Plant Space Seeds at Kershaw’s

May 21st, 2016

The RHS Campaign for School Gardening has partnered with the UK Space Agency to embark on an ‘out of this world’ educational project. The project, Rocket Science, will give around half a million UK children the chance to learn how science in space contributes to our knowledge of life on earth, using the invaluable expertise of the European […]

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!

We do Sunflowers!

April 27th, 2015

We have gone Sunflower crazy! Which ones would you like to grow?

2015 is the year of the sunflower!

April 26th, 2015

Fantastic, Easy, Fun, Bright and great fun to grow, Sunflowers have it all. Sunflowers are easy to grow and with masses of magnificent flowers that last for weeks on end. Their huge sunny faces appeal to all ages, but there is far more to these spectacular plants than meets the eye. These summer beauties are great […]

Did you see us on TV?

January 29th, 2015

On Monday of this week we welcomed Look North into our Plantaria. Here is the result…