Welcome to Norton Garden Centre
Welcome to Norton Garden Centre, a family owned and run business since 2003. Located just to the north of Gloucester on the A38, we take pride in offering you the best customer service together with great value products. Not only will you find all your gardening needs under one roof, we also have a lovely coffee shop for you to relax in and enjoy home cooked fayre. We hope to see you soon.
Pinch out sweetpeas
Pinch out the tips of overwintering sweetpea seedlings at about 10cm high. It may seem harsh, but it's in their best interests: if you leave the main leader to grow, you'll get lots of leafy upward growth but few flowers, but by taking the strong top shoot out you'll encourage plenty of flowering sideshoots instead.
Plant of the Week: Holly
Of all the plants that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown: and it's easy to see why. Evergreen, often colourful, low maintenance and easy to please, there's a holly for every spot in the garden.
For handsome good looks 'Handsworth New Silver' has purple stems and grey-green leaves edged in cream; or for a shrub to shine from a shady corner 'Silver Queen' is variegated in silvery white. If you want berries, you'll need a male and a female plant – or one of the self-fertile varieties like 'JC Van Tol' or 'Pyramidalis', both of which are great choices for smaller gardens too.
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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!