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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How Can I Make My Lawn Greener?

How To Make Your Lawn Thicker and Greener Fast I have written a few posts on lawns to help readers tackle problem lawns. One of the most common questions though, "Is how can I make my lawn thicker and greener?" The good news is, you CAN make ...

What Can I Do To Improve My Lawn?

There are many steps you can take to improve your lawn but one of the most effective and should be high on the list of priorities, is to aerate the lawn.  Aeration is important to the health of your lawn. Over the year a lawn can get a hammering ...

When Can I Move Snowdrops?

Snowdrops are fantastic little flowerers when all is dull and grey in January. Why not increase your snowdrop colony by dividing a few, or even asking a friend if you could steal a few to start your own. There is much talk about when to move ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...