Category: Garden Plants

Garden Plants

Late summer plants for bees

Bees need a steady flow of flowers throughout the year to supply them with pollen and nectar for the production of honey.Two of the best late summer flowering plants to support bees areHibiscus and Trumpet vine ( Campsis radicans ) Hibiscus Lohengrin Lohengrin is a...

Planning for a colourful gardening spring

Gardening is all about planning. As we come into August now is the time to start thinking about organising some spring bulbs to create some early season colour next yearTraditionally spring bulbs are ordered in September and planted into pots and directly into your garden...

Dealing with difficult perennial weeds

Most garden weeds can be controlled by my mulching and/or ground sheeting techniques without the use of chemicals, but when you are overrun with one of the top 5 UK perennial weeds, it’s time to reach for some additional help with a chemical weed killer...

Photinia Leaf Spot or scab

Photinia Leaf Spot or scab ( Entomosporium maculatum )Entomosporium maculatum affects woody members of the Rosaceae Family but for gardeners, it is most notable with the Photinias. Other hosts include pear trees, hawthorn, Pyracantha, Sorbus and quince.Photinia is quite a robust plant, the main problem...

Why you should be using clay pots

Why you should be using clay pots for your plantsPlants love humidity in warm and hot weather, whilst plastic pots work just fine !! you will have a lot more success growing plants and seedlings in clay pots.Learn moreClay pots, especially the cheaper clay pot...

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...