Plant of the Week: Aubergine

Plant of the Week: Aubergine

Fat, glossy purple aubergines are something to really boast about when you grow them yourself. You’ll need a greenhouse, as they don’t fruit reliably outside in the UK apart from in the warmest summers, but otherwise they’re surprisingly straightforward.

Sow from seed in a heated propagator, or take a short cut and pop into the garden centre for a ready-grown young plant to pop straight into the greenhouse border (they also grow well in roomy containers or grow bags). Keep them well watered, feed weekly with liquid tomato feed once flowers appear, and you can look forward to homegrown luxuries like moussaka, ratatouille and Sicilian caponata by late summer.

We offer help and great advice

 



Have a browse through some of our beautiful gardens or visit our superb farmshop full to the brim with fantastic local produce.




The Derwen, one of the finest independent garden centres in the country, is owned and run by the Joseph family, who also own the Dingle Nurseries www.dinglenurseries.co.uk and www.hedgingfromthewholesaler.co.uk

Contact Info

Address:   Derwen Garden Centre,
Guilsfield, Welshpool, SY21 9PH
Office: (01938) 553015
Email: info@derwengardencentre.co.uk

 

Opening Hours

Derwen Garden Centre sells a range of indoor and seasonal outdoor plants and bulbs and also gifts, bird food, tools and National Garden Vouchers.


Mon - Sat: 09:30 - 17:30

Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00