Winter spiders web at Greenshutters Garden Centre

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...

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Going’s on at Greenshutters Garden Centre | Summer 2018

May was the hottest on record and after a cold April, we certainly had a dry May - that’s unless you caught one of those heavy thunderstorms. Everything is growing like mad and Greenshutters is looking at its best. Despite the cold start to spring,...

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Peonies | Beautiful flowers | Easy to Grow

Beautiful Peonies are easy to grow. Far from being hot house flowers steeped in the myth that they are fickle, they are entirely hardy and will happily move with you if you change address. Few creatures will eat them, being unpalatable to slugs, snails, rabbits...

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Lilac – Highly scented flowers in late spring

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" oblique_section="no" text_align="left" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lilac (Botanical name: Syringa) are large shrubs or small trees with highly scented flowers arranged in stunning cone-shaped spires in late spring.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" oblique_section="no" text_align="left" css_animation="" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_53643" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lilac | Syringa Katherine Havermeyer[/caption] Lilac, despite...