Plants To Avoid – if you don’t like gardening

Not everyone loves gardening (can’t think why)

 

Good garden design that works for you is all about minimising unwanted chores in the garden. 

There are however many plants that fall into the plants to avoid if you don’t like gardening category. All of these will only add to your list of garden chores. 

 

Some of these plants included here though are really lovely and well worth having in your garden, if you are prepared to do a bit of garden work. Some though are real monsters and should be avoided at all costs!

 

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As we stated many of these plants can make spectacular garden specimens, but you will need to take an active role in the garden to keep them in check. These are not low maintenance plants.  Read more on getting a low maintenance garden.

 

There are however lots of wonderful garden plants that do behave better! We use many ofgood garden plants these in our border designs and all are available in the shop.

 

How Can PlantPlots Help?

 

A friend once said :

‘I wish I could just put some plants together in a border & know they would all look good  together & not become a tangled mess!’

We got thinking, what if we could come up with some easy care plant borders that fit into modern gardens AND that suit most peoples gardening ability.

Furniture stores like Ikea create different rooms that show how their products work together. Nothing like that happens in the horticultural world. If you go into a garden centre – the plants are generally listed alphabetically. This is not very helpful if you aren’t sure which plants to choose in the first place.

 

Hence PlantPlots was created – we provide ‘garden recipes’ for you to use. Affordable designs that use easy to care for plants, that suit modern gardens and use as many Bee & Butterfly friendly plants as we can.

 

We decided to put the ‘Ikea into garden design’ by creating designs that you can buy off the shelf and use in the garden. See how we use the designs with our mini-makeovers.

 

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You can also try us out for free – just download this design to see what we do. This one incidentally is wonderful for attracting butterflies and bees to the garden.

We can also create a design for your garden too – so you won’t need to worry about which plants to avoid at all!

 

Download “Bee Bistro - Free Design” Bee-Bistro-free-download-Sept-2017.pdf – Downloaded 1007 times – 3 MB

 

Read more

Garden Design for Beginners

Solving Common Garden Problems design-garden-sidebar

The Plotting Shed – for tips and advice on all things plants 

Small Space Gardening

How to Restore Garden Borders

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