Welcome to Chepstow Garden Centre
Welcome to Chepstow Garden Centre, a family owned and run independent business. 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. Visit our Farmshop for the freshest local produce or call into our restaurant for a relaxing coffee and a bite to eat. We hope to see you soon!
PLANT OF THE WEEK: SNOWDROPS
The sight of brave little snowdrops pushing their way through the frostiest ground gives every gardener new hope. Once the first porcelain petals have opened you know winter aconites and crocuses aren’t far behind: before you know it every inch of soil is bursting with dainty colour and the gardening year has begun.
Give snowdrops dappled shade in soil enriched with compost or even better, leafmould – autumn leaves rotted down for a year or two to mimic the woodland floor snowdrops love. Snowdrops make beautiful partners for winter shrubs like dogwoods and witch hazels, and other spring flowers including hellebores, winter-flowering aconites and Cyclamen coum.
Sow early crops
Start off some very early veg crops on a table in front of a bright window in a spare room for a racing start on the season. Sow early lettuces, spinach, summer cabbage, round-rooted carrots, turnips, beetroot and onions in module trays, and plant out the seedlings in early spring under cloches in the garden.
Few plants are as easy-going as herbs. You can pop them in any spare corner and they'll settle in without fuss. Many of the herbs you'll find in our Chepstow garden centre are evergreen, too, so they'll perform all year without demanding much in return.
But to encourage your herbs…Read more