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Great Christmas present for the gardener in your life. We send a GardenAdvice experts to your garden to help educate you about your garden Over the last 20 years we have provides gardening gift...

Herbaceous perennials for alkaline or chalky soils

Acanthus mollis, A. spinosusAchilleaActaea simplex Atropurpurea Group ‘Brunette’ AGMAdenophora bulleyanaAgapanthusAgastacheAlstroemeriaAnchusa azurea ‘Lodden Royalist’Anemone hupehensis, A. × hybridaAnthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana AGM, A. tinctoria ‘E.C. ‘Buxton’, A. tinctoria ‘Sauce Hollandaise’AquilegiaArmeriaArtemisia absinthium ‘Lambrook Silver’, A. arborescens...

Garden shrubs for alkaline or chalky soil

Garden Shrubs for use on chalk / alkaline soil Aucuba japonicaBerberisBrachyglottis Dunedin Group ‘Drysdale’, B. Dunedin Group ‘Sunshine’ , B. monroi,B Walberton’s Silver Dormouse ‘Walbrach’Buddleja davidii cultivars, B. fallowiana var. alba , B. globosa...

Drooping Hellebore flowers

Hellebore tend with both the foliage and flowers to droop naturally at this time of year just as they come into full flower – its a bit annoying to say the least, some of...

Apple tree care and general pruning rules

The GardenAdvice team are often asked about apple trees by a lot of clients, the key really is to set them up in the later autumn and winter months which will generate some great...

Plant suggestions for outdoor tubs and pots

Winter Scent – daphne auto marginata and Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Purple Stem’ both these plants provide fantastic scent in winter which is great to come home to on a damp wet day. Summer Scent –...

Climbers for a shady wall or fence

Climbers for a shady wall or fence With your west facing wall have a look at Clematis armandii Trachelospermum jasminoides – Star Jasmine Lonicera henryi – Henry’s Evergreen Honeysuckle Ceanothus ‘Concha’ Garrya eliptica ‘James...

Uneven lawn solutions

With uneven lawns a couple of solutions exist, firstly you can remove the turf by hand or a machine called a turf cutter level the area and relay the existing turf or you can...

Solving a wet lawn problem

Most lawns created on a clay or heavy soil suffer from a wet or badly drained surface, this is often caused by unstructured or heavy soil. In some cases a badly drained surface on...

Wild garlic control

Wild garlic control with weed sticks As the climate changes it is starting to favour different plants. One such plant thats doing really well with the changes is wild garlic a great plant for...