Welcome to Norton Garden Centre
Welcome to Norton Garden Centre, a family owned and run independent garden centre. Come and see us for a great selection of seasonal plants, gardening products, gifts and furniture, as well as trained and friendly staff who are always on hand to help. We hope to see you soon.
Orchard Park Twigworth
Not far from Norton Garden Centre is Orchard Park, a new development of modern single storey bungalow-style homes, providing the ultimate in park living exclusively for the over-50s. The park is situated in the village of Twigworth near to the Cotswolds, between the city of Gloucester and famous towns of Tewkesbury and Cheltenham. Orchard Park’s location is perfect to enjoy all that the area has to offer.
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Holes in the lawn can be caused for all sorts of reasons. Too much traffic, especially at times of drought or extreme wet, can wear the grass out; an over-enthusiastic session with the lawnmower can 'scalp' the grass; or you might have recently dealt with a weed or moss outbreak, leaving weed…Read more »
It is safe now to prune stone fruits, such as plums and cherries, because the risk of them contracting silver leaf disease has passed. Fig trees, too, can be pruned now, to keep plants to shape and size, and to remove dead, diseased or damaged growth.
Allotment Sue brings you regular updates on her journey to self-sufficiency.
Share her experiences as she tackles the ups and downs of growing her own fruit, veg, flowers and herbs as well as coping with the challenges of erratic weather, invasive weeds and peckish birds!
Plant of the Week: Phlox
For sheer look-at-me wow factor it's hard to beat a border phlox. Tall and imposing among other flowers, they're the undisputed stars of the midsummer show when bursting into a froth of showy multicoloured blossom with a delicious honey-sweet perfume. Look out for pure white 'David', lovely azure 'Blue Boy' and lilac 'Franz Schubert'.
Give your phlox a rich, moisture-retentive but free-draining soil in part shade. Taller varieties are best staked – get your supports in place around now and they'll disappear among the foliage. Or grow more compact varieties like the 'Flame' series in shades from light pink to deep purple - also good for containers.