Tips and Info

Humane Cat and Bird Scarer for the Garden

We all love to see animals and birds in our garden. However it can be incredibly frustrating when we have just sown grass seed on our newly prepared lawn or annuals direct in the soil amongst our borders to see a neighbouring cat or even worse ...

Garden Design Ideas Impressive Plants for Handsome Borders

Garden Design, Planting Ideas: Impressive Plants for Handsome Borders Planting borders can be a daunting prospect. There are so many rules to follow and questions to ask before selecting the right plant for the right place. Even after that rigid ...

The Best Weed Killers for Your Garden and How to use Weed Killers Successfully

So many times we hear the question. What are the best weed killers for your garden  and how do I use them effectively?  Most of us find weeds a complete garden bore. Perfect gardens are not made of them. Below we have listed the best weed ...

Home & Garden Cleaner and Moss killer

Many of you have known and probably used some form of oxygen bleach/sodium percarbonate as a stain remover on your clothes and furnishings.  It is little known that it can be used with great effect in the garden as a moss and algae killer, with the ...

Basic Pruning Tips and Tricks for Shrubs

Shrubs love a good prune! We have put together a simple pruning guide to help keep your shrubs in tiptop condition. Spring flowering shrubs basic rules Prune immediately after flowering. The flowers next year will be produced on this ...

How to get Rid of Spiders and Daddy Long Legs

If you are reading this post it is very likely that these creatures are possibly your worst nightmare. It may sound obvious but the best way to get rid of spiders and daddy long legs, is to stop them coming into your home in the first place. These ...

What’s Eating My Laurel?

The answer is very likely to be nothing! The chances are it's a bad case of Shot hole. This fungal disease attacks the leaves which leave small irregular pale brown patches that will eventually fall out, giving the appearance similar to that of a ...

How to keep your Hyacinths going after Christmas

What should you do when your beautifully scented Hyacinth flowers have all gone over? Snip off the hyacinth flower spike. Put the pot outside in a sheltered position and let the green leaves die back naturally. Remove the brown and ...

There are Brown Patches on My Lawn is My Grass Dying?

Don't worry if your lawn is starting to turn brown in patches. Patches on a lawn can look as if they are turning brown and dying out. If there is a slightly pinkish or red tinge to the grass it is most likely to be  Red thread or Pink ...

My Rhododendron’s Stop Flowering What’s Wrong?

We get many questions about rhododendrons at The Perfect Garden, so we have put together a few pointers to keep your rhodies flowering! As with most plants, garden centres will sell rhododendrons when they look their best which is in full flower. ...

What Can I Grow Early In The Greenhouse

Have you thought about growing an early crop of mangetout in the greenhouse? Sow in March and you could have a delicious crop of sweet mangetout by May. Most peas are grown outside and will produce a lovely fresh harvest in July.There is something ...

Hard Surface Roof and Tarmac Moss Killer

The Most Effective Roof and Driveway Moss Killer Do you have moss on hard surfaces such as roofs, tennis court, tarmac or block paving drive or artificial surface  and need an effective moss killer? As  professionals, we have found it ...

Whitefly, Blackfly and Sooty Mould are Attacking My Plants

The weather will soon warm up and we will be eager to get into the greenhouse to pot on our plants for the summer. Unfortunately with the joy of growing plants comes the inevitable greenhouse pests! Whitefly feed on the sap from the leaves and ...

Looking After Poinsettias at Christmas and Beyond

The first day of December marks the start of Christmas but how early can we buy our poinsettias? and can we really keep them going past Christmas and beyond? The answer is yes! follow our few simple steps to  'over-summering!' and preparing your ...

Buying Plants and Garden Products Online

Gardeners are creatures of habit. They generally go to their local nursery or garden centre for all plants and garden supplies.  What you may not realise is there are enormous benefits from buying plants and garden products online instead. The ...

Which Leaf Blower Should I Buy For My Garden This Autumn?

As the summer draws to a close, our attention turns to cutting back and tidying our gardens. Why not cut the time in half by using one of a number of powerful leaf blowers or garden vacs? Professional gardeners often start at the beginning of ...

What’s Black and Slimy and Eating my Lilies?

What's black and slimy and eating my Lilies?! No it's not a joke! If your lilies or fritillaries are being merrily munched as soon as your back is turned, the most likely culprit is the lily beetle or their larvae. The lily beetle is a red ...

How to kill Clover in Lawns and save Bees

Beautiful striped lawns are often the center piece of well maintained gardens. However, towards the end of July and early August, white clover will start to show up amongst the grass, usually right in the center of your perfect light stripes! ...

Strimmers, Trimmers, Hedgecutters and Lawn Mowers – The Power to Go Cordless

There are few things in my professional career that I can say have changed my working life. Imagine my delight when I walked into my local garden machinery shop to see the shelves brimming with shiny new machines. Hedge cutters, grass ...

How to Make a Christmas Table Decoration Video

These table decorations are very simple to make and you can adapt them for any occasion. Using different sized saucers and oasis you can make long ones, short ones and even ball shaped decorations using the same method. How to Make a Quick ...