Plants

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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! ...