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 […]

How to grow potatoes…

January 31st, 2015

 Equipment you will need • Seed potatoes • 1 x egg box • 1 x plastic bucket or grow in beds in your garden or in potato bags • Compost or soil Instructions  Step 1 Put your seed potatoes into an open egg box with the sprouts facing up.   Place on a windowsill for […]

“Cosmos Pink”

June 18th, 2014

One of our favourite plants at the moment is Cosmos, and this Pink one really is beautiful. Cosmos are easy to grow, giving good colour in early summer, they like to be grown in full sun and really brighten up the garden! They grow to about 1 foot (30cm) high and when the flowers sway in […]