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, in the spring, we made the decision to replace the oldest section of our nursery’s sprinkler irrigation system with 6,000 new drippers. These use approximately half the water that the overhead sprinklers use and are much more efficient as they deliver the water directly into each pot, thus saving water and helping with our bid to go greener.
We were at Taunton Flower Show again, which was a great success with the sunny weather bringing out lots of people. We were delighted to receive the Beggars Roost Cup for Best Outdoor Horticultural Stand for the second year in a row. We had a lot of interest in our stand where we showcased all the different types of plants we sell including our mature hedging plants, herbaceous perennials and large shrubs.
At Greenshutters Garden Centre, we there is still plenty of autumn flower in the garden centre to brighten up your autumn garden including shrubs, herbaceous perennials, climbers and trees. As usual, we also have plenty of autumn bedding and basket plants available to refresh your baskets for autumn and winter.