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.
- Get the kids into the garden this half term 30 May 2016
- Slug barriers at the ready: Britain’s gardens are in for an invasion this summer 27 May 2016
- Leeks sown this spring should be a nice healthy size by now 25 May 2016
- The Chelsea Flower Show starts tomorrow 23 May 2016
- Have a go at growing greenhouse cucumbers 23 May 2016
Green plant food
As you finish your early harvests of broad beans and new potatoes, fill the gaps by broadcast-sowing summer green manures such as phacelia or buckwheat, available in large packets of seed from our garden centre. The lush green top growth is full of nitrogen: shear this off a few weeks before you want the bed again and add it to the compost, then fork the roots into the ground to rot down and feed your next crop.
NSP: 3 for £12
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE! Any mix.
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: Bleeding Heart
The romantic common name of this early summer beauty hasn’t changed, although its Latin name has: now called Lamprocapnos spectabilis, you may be more familiar with its previous name, Dicentra spectabilis.
The plant is just as lovely by any name, though, its delicate, arching stems appearing as if from nowhere in late May, dripping with exquisite pink (sometimes white) heart-shaped flowers, each dangling from gossamer-thin stalks. The dainty, ferny foliage is just as delightful, and dies down naturally after flowering: plant other pretty woodlanders like hostas or ferns alongside to fill the space. Dicentra is easy to grow in sun or part shade, and prefers well-drained but moist soil.