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Looking good now

This blog shows you what is currently looking great in the Outdoor Plant department. Is is just a small selection of the plants we have in stock so a visit to the store is strongly recommended.

How to keep your plants alive when you go on holiday

How to keep your plants alive when you go on holiday

Don't let your plants suffer from lack of water when you are on holiday Plants need not suffer from lack of water when you go away on holiday; getting the...

Summer bedding plants for hanging baskets and containers

Summer bedding plants for hanging baskets and containers

Summer bedding plants can be enjoyed by anyone however small their outdoor space or extensive their gardening knowledge. This blog takes you through some of the best value summer bedding plants.

How to pinch out bedding plants for more flowers

How to pinch out bedding plants for more flowers

Bedding plants are easy, cheap and brighten up a windowsill or front door If you buy your bedding plants early in the form of seedlings or plug plants you will...

June tasks in the garden

June tasks in the garden

As we head into June with another Bank Holiday to see May out, the weather looks like it is going to be a mix of rain showers, occasional strong winds &...

Forage for wild garlic

Forage for wild garlic

Foraging is incredibly satisfying, giving you free food and exercise in the fresh air. Before you embark on foraging make sure you have the relevant ID books and can definitively identify the plants and fungi you are gathering.

How to grow large flowered clematis

How to grow large flowered clematis

Large flowered clematis are one of the stars of the summer garden and incredibly versatile; add height to an herbaceous border by growing up an obelisk, obscure an ugly fence. Follow the tips in this blog to grow these flexible plants.

How do I plant a trough with summer bedding plants?

How do I plant a trough with summer bedding plants?

Brighten up your windowsill with a trough full of colourful bedding You will need for a 45cm (18”) trough: windowsill trough plants: 4 tall upright plants for the back; 10...

How to look after summer bedding plants

How to look after summer bedding plants

Once you have planted up your summer hanging baskets and containers it makes sense to have the plants last as long as possible. Follow these tips and you will be able to make your containers look great up to autumn.

How To Have Fantastic Summer Hanging Baskets

How To Have Fantastic Summer Hanging Baskets

Image: Maxwell Hamilton Here is some great advice for planting your summer hanging baskets Summer hanging baskets are ideal for a splash of colour, even if space is limited. Size...

How To Grow Debonair Delphiniums

How To Grow Debonair Delphiniums

Holehird, Lakeland Horticultural Society garden Delphiniums are the showstoppers of the herbaceous borders What can be more attractive in the herbaceous border than the tall, majestic spikes of delphiniums, in...

How To Plant Dwarf Beans In A Container

How To Plant Dwarf Beans In A Container

Dwarf Beans are ideal for small spaces, easily grown in a pot Many Dwarf bean varieties are suitable for growing in small spaces, yielding a surprisingly high number of beans....

How To Grow Scorching Senettis For A Hot Display Over Summer

How To Grow Scorching Senettis For A Hot Display Over Summer

Senettis give a huge splash of vibrant colour in a pot on the patio Senettis are a summer annual, flowering in late spring/early summer, which come in vibrant pinks, blues...

How To Grow Fruit In Small Spaces And Containers On A Limited Budget

How To Grow Fruit In Small Spaces And Containers On A Limited Budget

You can grow fruit to suit any small space, container or budget There is a huge range of fruit which can successfully be grown in containers and small spaces from...

How To Plant Tomatoes In The Greenhouse

How To Plant Tomatoes In The Greenhouse

Grow tomatoes in the greenhouse for a reliable larger crop You will need: Growmore tomatoes tomato pots trowel   Our tomatoes are going into a bed but they can be...

How To Support Growing Garden Peas

How To Support Growing Garden Peas

Sweet garden peas are cheap and easy to grow, use pea sticks for support For a cheap way of supporting your growing peas use pea sticks and the peas will...