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.
You don't need to have masses of space to enjoy the beauty and movement of a water feature. Even if all you've got is a patio in Gloucester, you can still have a pond: just build one in a half-barrel container.
You'll find rustic half-barrels available year-round at our garden centre. O…Read more »
Plant of the Week: Aster
If your garden is lacking a certain something right now, brighten up your life with a helping of late-summer asters. Low-maintenance and long-flowering, they'll make your borders sparkle from September to the first frosts, and there's a wonderful choice now in flower in our garden centre - come and take your pick!
Longest-flowering of them all is the ever-popular Aster x frikartii 'Mőnch', growing to around 1m tall with masses of lavender-blue flowers. But there are dozens more: keep an eye out too for 'Autumn Days', a novi-belgii type with large light purple flowers, and A. novae-angliae 'Annabelle de Chazal' in soft rose pink with a yellow eye.
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!
Herbs in autumn
Some herbs such as mint and parsley will survive throughout the winter but the leaves are not really any good for cooking or other uses, so it's a good idea to break off sections from healthy plants and put them into a pot for growing through the winter indoors or in a greenhouse.