Category: Garden Plants

Garden Plants

Create late winter colour

Bringing Early Season Colour to Your Garden: Iris Reticulata and Cyclamen Hederifolium As the chill of winter continues into late February, many gardeners may find themselves longing for vibrant hues amidst the gloomy weather. Fortunately, there are plants like Iris Reticulata and Cyclamen Hederifolium that...

Seeds for Bees 2024

The “Seeds For Bees” initiative by GardenAdvice for 2024 aims to support bee populations by distributing 1000 packs of seeds to create food and shelter for bees. Participants are encouraged to sow five packets in their gardens, with a variety of seeds offered including Foxglove,...

Starting dahlias from tubers in January and February

Starting dahlias from tubers in January and February is a great way to get a head start on the growing season, especially in climates where winters are long and cold. Here are some steps to successfully start dahlias from tubers during these months: Remember, starting...

Planting Snowdrops “In the Green” for Garden Success

Maximising Snowdrop Multiplication: Utilising the “in the green” planting method is highly effective for snowdrops, particularly when aiming to increase their numbers. Follow these updated guidelines to effectively plant and cultivate winter snowdrops in your garden using this approach. Optimal Planting Period: The prime time...

Hardy plants and the role of mycorrhizal fungi

How Hardy Plants, Shrubs, and Trees Tackle Extreme Temperatures: The Role of Mycorrhizal Fungi in Plant Resilience British gardens are often subject to unpredictable weather conditions, with extremes of both cold and hot temperatures. Hardy plants, shrubs, and trees have evolved over time to cope...

Sustaining our Bees: Planting Year-Round Nourishment in the UK Garden

Buzzing in the verdant sanctuaries we call gardens, bees play a crucial role in our ecosystems. Acting as vital pollinators, bees not only support the growth of trees, flowers, and other plants but are also a key cog in the production of most fruits and...

Quick Guide to choosing a species for a pot grown Christmas tree

There are various types of pot-grown trees used for Christmas decorations, each with their own pros and cons: After Christmas care for pot-grown trees involves: Proper care after Christmas is crucial to help the tree survive and thrive beyond the holiday season. Dry heat indoors,...

Popular Christmas Plants for 2023

Unveiling the Charm of Popular Christmas Pot Plants: Christmas Rose, Poinsettia and Christmas cactus As the festive season unfurls its magic, homes and streets transform into enchanting landscapes adorned with vibrant foliage and blossoms. Among the stars of this seasonal extravaganza are the Christmas Rose...

Assessing Plant Vitality

The Art of Scratching and Reading Nature’s Clues Plants are incredible organisms that adapt and respond to their environment in various ways. When faced with adverse conditions or stress, many plants have evolved survival mechanisms to conserve resources and energy. One common strategy is the...

AI Garden planting scheme development

The GardenAdvice team is currently working on an AI program that aims to bridge the gap between our proposed GardenAdvice garden designs and planting schemes and demonstrating the proposed results to our clients. This new AI program enables us to demonstrate at an early stage...