Category: Garden Plants

Garden Plants

GardenAdvice Plants Swap

Created over 10 years ago the GardenAdvice plant swap was created to help our MyGardenTeam fill a garden with colour without breaking the bank. Starting with our MyGardenTeam members swapping perennial plants with other members organised by the MyGardenTeam services gardeners.Today it’s grown to include...

Support your plants this summer 

One of the most overlooked jobs in the May gardening calendar is to support your plants as they grow. Perennial plants such as phlox and other tall perennials grow at such a fast rate in late May that supporting them is important. Whilst you can...

How to water houseplants

Watering your houseplants tips and advice on watering your houseplants The GardenAdvice team are often asked about the best way to water houseplants. Modern houseplants are particularly difficult to water and maintain the correct moisture levels because of plastic pots and ecotype composts that are...

Newly germinated grass seed and clover lawns

As the seed germinates and reaches around 25 mm you need to pick out the larger stones from the surface over 25mm, the remainder will be rolled into the surface later.Walking on the grass will help as it will damage the first grass leaves causing...

Houseplant recovery

The GardenAdvice team are often asked about houseplants and how to get them to recover once they start to look unhealthy. The GardenAdvice 3 top tips to get your houseplants to recover are Houses with modern central heating produce dry heat which damages just about...

Growing your own fruit and veg

A GardenAdvice Quick Guide for MyGardenTeam members  This is a quick guide produced by the GardenAdvice team detailing the essential information you need to consider when starting to grow your own fruit and vegetables  Location of your vegetable garden Your vegetable garden has to be...

Creating a new lawn

One of the largest gardening tasks with a new garden is to create a lawn. It can be a classical lawn with strips and checkerboard effects and patterns after moving or you can opt for a micro clover lawn which is easy to maintain and...

Slugs and bugs

As the warmer spring weather gets underway it’s not just your plants that start to wake up it’s also all the garden pests set to feast on your prized garden plants.  The good news is with some simple preparations and planning ahead many of the...

Houseplant care

Houseplant care has two key elements. Firstly plants love humidity and hate dry air conditions. Most buildings have heating systems that are designed to create dry air even though it’s not even very healthy for people let alone plants. So you need to create humidity...

Slug control

Slug damage on your prized garden plants can be one of the most soul destroying experiences for any gardener but with some planning and design, a garden that supports wildlife that eats slugs is a problem that can be resolved.Creating a garden that supports such...