Tips and Info

Which Greenhouse Heater Should I Buy?

If you love the garden and your plants, there's a good chance you will want to get going in the garden as early as possible. Greenhouses are great for germinating seeds, bringing on seedlings or cuttings or just over wintering your tender plants. ...

Winter Garden Advice and Planting Ideas

Although some of us less hardy gardeners might be tucked up inside in the thick of winter reluctant to go out in the cold. We will probably spend quite sometime looking through the window, hoping that our tender plants, pond and precious non frost ...

Lawn and Grass FAQs

Sometimes you just want a quick answer to a simple question. We have put together a list of frequently asked lawn questions and the answers to help you get the information you want so that you have more time to spend on your lawn. When can I ...

Gifts for Gardeners Who Have Everything UK

Thinking of ideas for presents can be a hard task at the best of times and garden gift ideas can be no exception. It is always tempting to plump for the Garden Gift Voucher which, I have to say, is never a wasted present. Gardens can be a ...

How to make a Hanging Basket

Hanging baskets are a great way to break up blank walls and soften door ways or just show off your gorgeous bedding. We have made a video to show you how to make a hanging basket using moss, which makes the process a lot easier if you are building ...

How to Save Your Box Plants and Hedges

The versatile Box Plant (Buxus spp) has long given even the smallest of gardens an extra touch of grandeur. Sadly though, your crisp edged box hedge or topiary can quickly become brown, yellow or bare when obliterated by pests or diseases. Box ...

Patio Cleaners That Remove Dog Smells and Urine From Concrete.

We all love our pets. However, they are not overly fussy about where they do their business unless they are impeccably trained or if the weather is particularly inclement. This can lead to unpleasant odours and stains in our surrounding areas. The ...

The Autumn Garden Lawns, Borders and Containers

Here are a few tips and ideas to prepare your Autumn garden for winter and the following spring. LAWNS If your lawns are looking a bit pale, treat them with an Autumn feed. Autumn fertiliser has a high content of Phosphorus and Potassium, this ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Tips for the Fastest and Most Successful Way to Germinate Seeds

Whether you are starting a border from scratch or just need to fill a few gaps, why not fill it with annuals? Annuals are plants that you can sow direct into the ground or into pots and then plant out when the weather is a bit warmer. They ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...