Are you the UK’s best amateur gardener?

Summer’s over, but there’s no need to feel blue. Not when there’s a chance to win up to £350 in vouchers to spend on your garden! So, now is the time to show us what you’ve been up to in the garden this summer! Wilko, the UK’s home and garden retailer, is looking for green…

3 plants that look after themselves!

It’s super important to know you’re growing a plant that will perform. However, you can be utterly sure of that with Tesselaar Plants! I have never known a company run such extensive trials- worldwide- and put so much into their decision to sell a plant to you. This means the plants they release are suitable for…

Using the right plants to make gardening easier for yourself

Do you want to know the secret of good gardening? Choose the plants that work for YOU! Too many of us try to force our plants to grow in places that they just don’t enjoy. A fern will never grow in a cactus garden! Nowadays, there’s always a buzz about ‘hacks’ and everyone is trying…

Plant of the Week: Phlox ‘Popstars’

Can something so delicate be easy to grow…? When it comes to ‘Popstars’, the answer is YES! This Phlox is small and perfectly formed, with sparkly blossoms all summer! You may know Phlox as a tall border plant which often succumbs to dusty mildew.. However, that’s the perennial form, Phlox paniculata. ‘Popstars’ is actually an annual, and…

Slug-proof plants for your garden

There is nothing worse than stepping outside and seeing your prized plants lacerated by the dinky teeth of some delinquent slug. Run rings around them with these range of plants with pretty damn good slug armour! ONE. Physostegia virginiana (The Obedient Plant). Gosh, I have always adored this plant, ever since my Nana was growing it…

How to waterproof your garden!

So. much. rain. Even Tina Turner couldn’t stop it! Well, that’s how it is in Suffolk this week anyway. I’m soon swapping my Volvo for a boat! Anyway, wherever you live, it’s a good idea to be aware of moisture-loving plants. Plants that genuinely enjoy soils that become waterlogged easily.. No rain macs required! Hydrangea! These plants are so…