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Plowmans Garden Centre is a part of the Home and Garden group and is situated in West Parley in Dorset. We have a wide range of plants, shrubs, garden furniture and much more to inspire all of your gardening needs. Come and visit us today!

 

 

Plant of the Week: Bleeding Heart

Plant of the Week: Bleeding Heart

The romantic common name of this early summer beauty hasn’t changed, although its Latin name has: now called Lamprocapnos spectabilis, you may be more familiar with its previous name, Dicentra spectabilis.

The plant is just as lovely by any name, though, its delicate, arching stems appearing as if from nowhere in late May, dripping with exquisite pink (sometimes white) heart-shaped flowers, each dangling from gossamer-thin stalks. The dainty, ferny foliage is just as delightful, and dies down naturally after flowering: plant other pretty woodlanders like hostas or ferns alongside to fill the space. Dicentra is easy to grow in sun or part shade, and prefers well-drained but moist soil. 

Patio ponds

You don't need to have masses of space to enjoy the beauty and movement of a water feature. Even if all you've got is a patio in , you can still have a pond: just build one in a half-barrel container.

You'll find rustic half-barrels available year-round at our garden centre. One of the…

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Foil your felines

Protect young seedlings from being scratched up by cats by cutting lengths of spiky holly, pyracantha or bramble and sticking them in the ground among your plants. Cats hate getting their paws pricked and will find somewhere less thorny to visit instead.

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  • Plowmans Garden Centre
  • 392 Christchurch Road
  • West Parley
  • Ferndown
  • Dorset
  • 01202 582169

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