Aberdare Gardening

Helping you grow garden flowers,
plants and vegetables.

Great for allotments, greenhouses and homes.

01685 874215

Martyn - 07743778769

40 Canon St, Aberdare

9am - 6pm Monday to Friday
10am - 4pm Saturday

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Now accepting card payments on all orders

Free Delivery

On orders over £30 within 5 miles

Quality nutrients for your flowers, plants and vegetables

Full Focus Range

From house plant to hanging baskets and from tomatoes to strawberries. Each range is created to target everything needed and to leave out the toxins that can harm. The Bonsai and African Violet ranges are popular.
Whole Range Now Available!

Orchid focus

Your Orchids deserve the five star treatment! Orchids should not be fed with general purpose plant ‘foods’ for many reasons. Most importantly the nitrogen supply in the mass market product will usually contain significant levels of ammonia and urea.



Why choose us?

When it comes to buying plants and supplies for your garden there are plenty of places you can go, but if you want to have a successful and thriving garden, or house plants that are going to survive then there is only one place you should be going. Your local plant shop. Here’s why we think that:

We know what we are talking about

When you go to a local independent plant store, you are choosing to shop in a place that has specialised in the products that you are looking for. That means they will have everything you need under one roof and, more importantly, they can talk to you about everything they sell.

If you buy a plant from a national chainstore, the chances are that there is no one in the building who can give you advice about ‘where is the best place to put your plant’. In your local plant store, the staff will be more than happy to answer your questions and they may even be able to give you advice and tips that will help you to keep your plants thriving. The advice will be tailored to you and the plants you have, not just general tips.

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, pop in store and have a chat.

We know what grows best where you live

Because your local plant store is based near you they will know what the weather conditions you are working with are and can advise you accordingly. You might have your heart set on a Japanese acer, but your local plant store will be able to tell you if you stand a cat in hells chance of growing one, and if you don’t they will be able to suggest alternatives that look just as lovely but will be able to thrive.

As well as the weather they will also have some insight into the quality of the soil you will be growing in, because they have the first-hand experience of it themselves. That local knowledge and experience is invaluable so why would you go anywhere else?

Specialist stores, sell higher quality products

The plants you can get from your local store will have be raised and bred to be as hardy and bountiful as possible. This means that when you plant them in your garden you can do so, safe in the knowledge that they are ready to thrive. If you purchase your plants from a big box store they will look great in the store, because they have just come out of a greenhouse. That makes for good looking stock, but it does not make for hardy plants that are able to survive in your local environment.
As well as selling higher quality plants, your local plant store will also carry a wider range. Their plants are often grown locally, by local growers, meaning that the plant you buy is perfectly adapted to where you live.

By using your local plant shop it means that as well as getting something that is a little different and hardy you will also be supporting your local community.

“I didn't know what to expect from your shop at first, but I've come back every year because my greenhouse has never produced such wonderful tomatoes and strawberries”
Miss Davies, 68, Aberdare

We're open all year round

One of the great things about gardening is the journey. Each month comes with its own challenges and we want you to know that we’re here every step of the way.

Gardening is a great past-time but it can be a little daunting to know where to start. So, to help you along, here are the things you should be doing each season to keep your garden in tip-top shape.In Winter there isn’t much that needs to be done other than planning and preparing, so it’s a great opportunity to get working on your compost pile so that you are ready to feed your plants in spring.
Before the season really gets starts you’ll want to prepare for the year ahead by checking the condition of your tools, remove any rust that might have appeared over the winter and give them a sharpen. This is also a good time to check your supplies and see if you need to stock up on anything. Spring can be a good time to get gardening supplies at a good price. Check your planting areas for any plants that might have died over the winter and remove them, as well as any weeds that might have popped up. Any dead annual plants will want to be removed now, and this is the best time of year to prune or divide your perennials. You’ll want to tend your soil by adding compost or a slow release fertilizer so that there are plenty of nutrients in the soil for your plants. Once your soil is dry enough you can plant your spring seeds. Peas, cabbage, kale and radishes are good seeds to plant early in the year
In summer your biggest focus is going to be on making sure that your plants stay watered. As always you will want to keep on top of your weeding, because you don’t want weeds taking over your garden now when your plants should be blooming. This is a good time of year to plant warm loving plants such as tomatoes, cabbages and cucumber. Most of all make sure that you take the time to enjoy your garden, this is the season when it will be at its best!
This is the time to get your garden ready for the winter, so that you can be ready to get going again in the spring. You will want to weed out all your beds before the winter, otherwise you’ll have a difficult time in spring. This will mean removing most of the dead leaves and stems that are surrounding the plant. If you don’t do this now, then come spring your plant will have to grow through all the dead material before it can really start getting the sunlight it needs.

Adding compost and mulch to your soil now will help to keep your plants going over the winter and it will also help to insulate the ground so that their roots don’t suffer as much with the cold. At the end of autumn, you will want to clean and store your tools so that you don’t have to do as much maintenance in spring.

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Aber Hydro Gardening Shop

Serving Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath, Ebbw Vale, Brecon and other areas throughout South Wales  

40 Canon Street, Aberdare, RCT, CF44 7AP
Tel: 01685 874215