Kershaw's Garden Centre Blog

The Impish Lychnis flos-cuculi

May 4th, 2018

What a glorious day it was today.  Whilst helping a customer to choose a waterlily,  out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a fairy dancing in the breeze…  As I turned to check I saw that I was being deceived by Lychnis flos-cuculi otherwise known as Ragged Robin or flower of […]

The Majestic Rhododendron

April 27th, 2018

For the last few weeks I have been watching the buds swell on the Rhododendrons and waited in eager anticipation for their eye-catching flowers to open with wine-red, delicate pink, deep purple or snow white blooms that are a colourful addition to any flowerbed.  The first to open was Dwarf Rhododendron Cilpinense with its large, […]

A Spring Symphony

April 10th, 2018

Tiarellas are commonly known as foam flowers due to their frothy blooms. Tiarella cordifolia ‘Spring Symphony’ is my favourite, producing a mass of elegant, dainty slightly fragrant flower spikes of white stars that open below a tight, apple-blossom-pink poker of buds.  These flowers bring light to any shady spot.  The froth of flowers seems to […]

Spectacular Pieris!

April 2nd, 2018

A member of the heather family Pieris originated from the forested mountain regions of China, Japan and Taiwan, often called ‘Lily-of-the-Valley’ shrub.  Pieris are an evergreen, easy to grow, showy spring shrub, which put on a spectacular display of white or pink bell-shaped flowers and colourful new growth which ranges from pale pink to dark […]

Spring is here

March 26th, 2018

Walking around the garden centre in the glorious sunshine this morning I was drawn to Forsythia which is tremendous as part of the spring garden and is named after William Forsyth, a Scottish Botanist and founding member of the RHS. It’s flowers are just emerging from the swollen buds. One of the most popular varieties […]

Create a wild bird corner in your garden…

October 14th, 2014

Autumn is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs in pots and in the garden. We have just created a display of plants that are bird friendly… So why not create a wild bird corner to your garden?