Plants & Trees & Plant of The Month

Plants & Trees

Our new and enhanced outdoor plant area carries a comprehensive range of trees, conifers, shrubs, roses, perennials, climbers, alpines, heathers, bedding plants, grasses, fruit trees and statement plants for that instant impact in your garden.

Our plant area is set out in alphabetical order for easy garden planning. We have published our own plant guide leaflets to show you what we have available on offer. They are designed to assist you in achieving all year round colour.

Please find in store 28 leaflets for you to pick up free of charge.

We are proud to supply top quality plants at very reasonable prices and a one year guarantee with proof of purchase*.

We offer a wide range of summer and winter hanging baskets to enhance your garden.

Please visit our friendly plant area team for all your garden questions and if you are not able to find the plant you are looking for, then we will do our up most to source our suppliers, to provide you with the plant you're after.

Anne Covell

Plants & Trees Manager

Hardy Plant Guarantee - Our hardy outdoor plants are covered by a 12 month guarantee, which begins from the day of purchase. Proof of purchase in the form of our till receipt must be produced. A plant label alone does not qualify. We will replace the plant or provide a full refund. The guarantee does not cover sale or discounted items. The guarantee does not cover plants that have not been properly cared for. The plant must finally be returned to the garden centre for inspection.

Plants of The Month For August - Sempervivum, Sedums and Succulents

Sempervivums or houseleeks, are hardy, succulent, alpine plants that grow in the wild between rocks in mountainous regions.

Sempervivum means ‘always alive’ – a reference to the fact that houseleeks tolerate extreme temperatures and drought. The hardiness of sempervivums (also known as hen and chickens), makes them excellent, easy-to-keep garden plants.

Sempervivums or Houseleeks are most valued for their distinctive rosettes of succulent, spirally patterned foliage, although they also bear attractive flowers from spring to summer. Each rosette is a separate plant, and is monocarpic – it flowers once and then dies, but is soon replaced by other new rosettes, called offsets. These offsets can be separated and planted up, and will then grow into new clumps.

Sempervivums don’t need feeding, but do benefit from being re-potted each year into compost containing slow-release fertiliser. Sedums and succulents require a full sunny position in well drained soil. They also produce flowers during the summer months to give extra interest and also bold texture and shape to the leaves.

Spring Bulbs Now in Stock

Spring bulbs providing flower power from January to May, now in stock.
Start thinking of spring in summertime..! Is this utter madness..? Like most spectacular events in life a little planning and preparation goes a long way. Sumptuous spring bulbs, now arriving here at Bawdeswell Garden Centre for you to plant in anticipation of next spring’s flowers. Freshly picked and packed, direct from Taylors Bulbs to provide those splashes and dashes of colour, when the weather is cold and grey.
Lots of your old favourites to be found, including some new gems which are unique to Taylors Bulbs. We really do have something to delight everyone at very reasonable prices, including our special bulb offers. Daffodil Pastel Gem is a new medium sized trumpet daffodil combining pale yellow outer petals with a salmon centre reaching 35cm in height. Diminutive in stature, but packing a fragrant punch is another, also new species daffodil called Yellow Sailboat. At 15cm tall this would be ideal for a small pot or container at the entrance to your home, planted in small clusters to provide an intense blast of colour and perfume.
Thinking about bee-friendly flowers then crocus bulbs are definitely the stars of any spring show. We now have in stock a new fragrant crocus called Crocus fustcotinctus with ‘yellow feathered purple’ petals, flowering from February through March. Together with Crocus Prins Claus a purple edged white form that also has the honour of being ‘Bulb of the year 2018’ These delicate yet hardy varieties will light up any garden, patio or gravelled area.
For that shadier corner, how about a variety of ‘Dog’s tooth violet’- Erythronium Pagoda? Producing nodding creamy-yellow star shaped flowers with reflexed petals which start appearing in March and on into April. Other shade loving bulbs include types of Cyclamen, Anemones, Chionodoxa and Aconites: all are easy to grow and capable of spreading to create a dazzling display.
Come and visit our garden centre soon, to get some new ideas and information on how to make you garden look good. We are here to help you make the most of your outdoor living spaces and hopefully put a smile on your face when these bodacious bulbs burst into life.

Bob Flowerdew - Talk on 'Helping our garden ecology on ways to encourage wildlife big and small in our gardens'

Bawdeswell Garden centre was today delighted to welcome the amazing Bob Flowerdew : TV presenter and radio broadcaster-as regular panel member for Gardener’s Question Time- and successful author of many gardening books relating to organic gardening, plus the writing lots of gardening blogs.
With lots of anecdotal evidence and information derived from many years of personal experience combined with knowledge from many of his like-minded ecological colleagues, Bob gave us a comprehensive overview of lots of simple ideas to encourage a greater diversity of wildlife into our gardens and growing spaces. From making papier mache bird boxes that are both fun to make, yet perfectly contoured for maximum egg maturation; to using woody based plant cuttings sandwiched between two layers of netting to create effect barriers/screens for the garden use, but which also double as fantastic bug hotels for overwintering ‘ critters’, on a grand scale.
Bob encouraged us to create more diverse habitats within our gardens, to use native plants which will encourage native wildlife, and create more ‘Animal boxes’ for these creatures to live and breed. They in turn produce nutrient dense waste materials that will ultimately feed our plants. A healthy garden is a productive garden on many levels. We need Bees, Hoverflies, Ladybirds and Lacewings, Wasps, Beetles, Frogs, Toads and Newts...And yes even spiders to have a truly bio-diverse garden.
Many thanks to Bob today, for giving us renewed motivation and the desire to get out there and make those small changes-in all our garden-for the better.