The Health Benefits of Gardening

Spring has sprung! This knowledge, this feeling that our gardens are slowly waking up is what makes gardeners excited, engaged and creative, and so they start to plan the year. And it is this that brings us all the physical and mental benefits, because gardening...

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Spring 2019 has sprung

Spring has come early this year, with Magnolia and early Flowering Cherries in bloom all around Somerset.  The early February sunshine has brought lots of customers into the garden centre and our online hedging sales have been busy as well. The dry spell also meant...

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The Winter Beauty of Colourful Evergreens

When autumn gales have stripped the final few ochre leaves from deciduous trees and shrubs, evergreens offer their reliable leaf cover for colour and structure in the garden.  They are also useful as Christmas decorations, fragrant bouquets, bird cover and for hosting a spectacular display...

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Christmas Opening Hours | Greenshutters Garden Centre

We will be closing at 1pm on 24th December for our winter break and we will re-open at 9am on the 2nd January 2019. There is still chance to get a last minute Christmas present! We have some wonderful trees that make excellent gifts that will...

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British Grown Christmas Trees

Our British-grown, freshly-cut Christmas trees are available again from Greenshutters Garden Centre, Fivehead, near Taunton in Somerset, with a range of different types and sizes including cut and pot-grown trees.  We have two different types of firs - the Nordman Fir (Abies nordmaniana) and the...

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Trees | New and Ancient

We have added some new varieties to our ever expanding range of trees this year. Here are a few of the most notable additions.   [caption id="attachment_53851" align="alignleft" width="300"] Laburnum Yellow Rocket (Picture courtesy of Frank P Matthews)[/caption] Laburnum ‘Yellow Rocket’ - Golden Chain or Golden Rain Tree This...

High-Class Hydrangeas | New and Traditional Varieties

The introduction of new varieties of hydrangeas are bringing this once popular shrub back into vogue. They are easy to grow and the flowerheads can be left on in the autumn and winter, as they dry out, they change colour and are good in flower...

Autumn Lawn Care

Autumn Lawn Care | Drought affected Lawns

[caption id="attachment_53834" align="alignleft" width="300"] Westland Autumn Lawn Care[/caption] This summer has been unprecedented for our lawns. Hot temperatures and lack of rain have caused serious stress to our familiar green spaces. All lawns require special care measures during dry weather. When deprived of water, lawn grasses...

Taunton Flower Show 2018

Autumn News | Winners of Best Stand | Taunton Flower Show

The extremely dry weather from May to July has been a challenge for most gardeners with many plants suffering from the drought and heat. Even the cooler weather in August has not brought us much rain, although just enough to get the grass growing. Thankfully,...

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Grasses | Structure, Movement, Form and Sound

Grasses can be planted together to form a spectacular textured border of different grass varieties or they can be mixed with complementary herbaceous perennials for a colourful mixed display of flower and foliage. The graceful leaves and delicate flowers shimmer and glow when backlit by...