What are good garden plants and why?

What plants make good garden plants and why?


A good garden plant is one that that suits the environment of the garden AND the amount of gardening effort available to look after it.


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View our handy plant guide to find out all the plants we think are good for most of our gardens.


There are many plants that do require more care and attention than others. So even if these have been planted in the perfect place, these plants will still require lots of care and attention. These we refer to as ‘High Maintenance Plant Divas’.

Diva’s can be stunning and wonderful but by having them in the garden you need to be prepared for the effort that goes with them.

Choosing Plants for the Garden:

We like to choose plants in our garden designs by how they make us feel, oand by how we want our customers to feel in their gardens. It makes creating a border so much easier. You simply decide how you want to be, then find the right plant personalities, bung in a few background plants and add some finishing touches! Job done… but we can help out if you get a bit stuck!

There are lists of happy plants, wafty plants, drama queens and early birds amongst others, all of which help you decide how best to use each plant.



We believe gardens and plants should make you feel something.


Designing a garden should be more about how you want to feel when you are sitting in it.  Will it make you happy or calm or relaxed.  So it makes sense to choose plants by how they make you feel as well.



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We have also created a whole range of designs you can use that contain your favourite plants.


All the information about what plants to use, how many and how to look after them is included. So if you want the willowy, soft and happy border to be pink or blue or orange…..take a look at the design that suits you best.





It’s really simple.  Take a look at how the designs can be used in garden with these makeover ideas. Or visit the shop and have a browse.

We can also help you create the garden you’ve always wanted too – and we don’t even need to visit you!