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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]