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: RHODODENDRON
The shadiest corner of your garden becomes the highlight of your spring display when you plant a rhododendron – probably the most brilliantly-coloured of all the early-flowering shrubs with masses of sumptuous blooms in every hue from deepest scarlet to magenta pink.
All varieties of rhododendron like a moist, acidic soil and dappled shade, where they’ll make a sizeable and very showy shrub in time. If space is limited, or you garden on neutral or chalky soil, don’t worry: you can still enjoy rhodies. Just choose a compact variety bred to thrive in containers filled with ericaceous (acidic) compost for an equally spectacular display each spring.
Daffodils have again given a wonderful show ; but when they are nearing the end of their flowering don't forget to deadhead them; use your finger and thumb to snap off the old flowerhead, below the bulbous swelling at the base of the bloom. If the old flower is left on the stalk, the plant's energy will be used in the production of seed. Unless you want the seed to sow on ; which is tricky and a little pointless where amateur gardeners are concerned ; it is waste of the plant's energy, which can more usefully be point towards flower formation for the following year.
Filling your house with the colour and fragrance of fresh flowers cut from the garden is one of the great pleasures of gardening. The trouble is, though, if you take all the flowers from the garden, there's nothing left to look at outside.
The answer is to create yourself a cutting gard…Read more