Category Archives: Garden Advice the PlantPlots Way!

Maximising space in a small garden

Maximising space in a small garden is all about minimising ‘dead space’ Garden sizes have been shrinking for decades – which is a crying shame. As land for development becomes ever more expensive, more houses are squeezed into the same sized area with the casualty being the garden.   Although your garden is getting smaller, the stuff we need to use

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Hanging baskets & why you should avoid them

Hanging Baskets & why you are better off without them.   We Brits have always had an obsession for hanging baskets. We spend millions on these displays every year. Beautiful displays sing out the conquest of one’s horticultural ability over the elements. More often than not though, the compost heap quickly fills with thrown away shrivelled and dried out displays.  Should we

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How to buy plants properly – 5 golden rules

How do you buy plants properly?   Well, the best way to explain how is with a sofa.   So you’ve just watched the Chelsea Flower Show all week and now you’re on a mission to do-up the garden. Gardening can be really expensive, buying plants certainly is – so how can you buy plants properly, so you don’t waste

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Right Plant….Wrong Place!

Are you a Right Plant…Wrong Place expert!   We’ve all done it….we’ve planted a lovely plant in what we thought was the perfect spot, and then it all started going wrong!   Delicate climbers turn into voracious triffids, the few bulbs you popped in the corner have re-appeared – everywhere, or that beautiful gorgeous flowered plant that you popped over there

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What does your front garden say about you?

What does your front garden say about you –  more importantly does it say what you want it to say?     We believe that everyone can have a lovely front garden even if you can’t afford to spend very much. We have always tried to show you how you can achieve a gorgeous garden with only a small amount of

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Garden Problems – Misbehaving Gardens!

Garden Problems: Is your garden misbehaving itself and how can you sort it out?   Much as we’d all love one of these….   Most of us usually end up with something more like this… So what can you do to get your garden behaving itself? We all have garden problems, even Monty Don and Alan Titchmarsh will have had many, but not

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Garden Ideas: Gardening on a tight budget!

Garden Ideas: Making a Garden on a tight Budget.   OK, so you’ve just got your brand new house and with it comes a brand new garden….how exciting. But the view’s a bit naff and you’ve not a lot of money available to fix it.     What can you do to create a garden with hardly any money to spend?

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How to get Low Maintenance Planting for Pots

Low Maintenance Planting for Pots This is a bit of a misnomer;  planting in pots will always more labour intensive than planting in soil as plants never evolved to grow in a pot! Plants were not designed to grow in a pot and so will be more demanding. There are ways to reduce the time you spend tending to your pots.  

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How to get a Low Maintenance Border in your Garden

A Low Maintenance Border in the garden that looks great all year…yes please! Creating a low maintenance garden is all about understanding what YOU need your  garden to do for YOU…. get that right & your garden becomes a joy. Contact us for a no obligation chat about how to get your garden right for you. Or call 07985 917767

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How to get a Low Maintenance Lawn

Low Maintenance Lawns – are they possible? Lawns are very definitely not low maintenance….but you can lower the time you have to spend manicuring them. If you love mowing and trimming the lawn and it’s part of your favourite weekend routine, then please don’t read any more, if however your lawn is a bit of a pain in the ‘sunday mornings’

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