Category Archives: Garden Advice the PlantPlots Way!

Asymmetric garden design

I thouht I would just share with you our latest garden design for one of our lovely customers. This was a great design to do as the brief was for a person who loved plants and wanted to lose themselves in the garden… so it really gave me the chance to let my inner designer loose! The result was a

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The Garden, your space or an interesting space?

For gardens to compete in the modern world, we need to make them more fun. You need to decide if the garden is your space or an interesting space? Gardens are created by adults but used by children, the problem is we create gardens we like but not necessarily gardens children will like using. The gardens made are lovely and

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Choosing Plants for the Garden

3 simple steps to remember when choosing what plants to put in your garden

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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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