Category Archives: Garden Advice the PlantPlots Way!

Garden Trends for 2019… think Us not Them!

OK, we love to bang our drum so to speak, but what we have been saying and advocated about gardening for years, everyone else is now agreeing with. Which is great because we all do our bit to help our planet more! So, what are the garden trends for 2019…. Think We not Me! Most importantly and at last, is

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Little Listens…

Listen to our podcasts on all aspects of gardening, garden design and anything we think is important to know. If we don’t have a podcast on something you’d like to know about – get in touch and tell us what you’d like to know!

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How to Design a Garden – from Scratch

How to Design a Garden from Scratch How do you start to think about what to ‘do’ with your garden? Where to start and what needs doing? Because we always aim to make gardening easier, we have created a series on how to design your garden – this is the first in that series. Watch the video to find out

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#heresmyhedge

Have fun with your hedge trimmers folks ! STOP PRESS: The Rules on ‘How to Have A Proper British Hedge’ will no longer apply after BREXIT. We no longer have to conform to British Standard BS5376616 –  for Neat & Proper Hedging anymore. So cut up your string, chuck the spirit level in the bin and go sharpen those topiary

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My Indoor Plants Keep Dying!!!

Do your indoor plants keep dying…or at the very least look decidedly ‘off colour’?   Indoor plants are really fashionable at the moment and they look wonderful displayed in the garden centre and when we thumb through the photos in interior magazines. Plants enhance the decor of our living spaces and they benefit our health physically and mentally.   So

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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; 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 you planted in the corner is now

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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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