We list our top ten gardening favourites. You can help us to maintain
this section by having a say on what you think should be included! After
all, the information is for you!
We are not saying that these are 'must-haves'. It is simply a section
about the plants and gardening 'things' that we have found to be
dependable over many years. There are many new varieties of plants
available every year. They need time to be assessed in normal garden
situations. So basically, it is a list of old favourites!
So - let us know if you feel that you have a better suggestion (or
two) for any of our top ten lists.
A great Top 10
from our best Climbing plants
Climbing plants are a good option for increasing the plant
population in the garden without taking up too much extra ground
space. They are essential for any ideas you may have about
trying Vertical Gardening.
One of our top ten Hardy Ferns.
You do not need a dark damp garden to plant a few ferns - though
shade certainly help in most cases - and who doesn't have a
shady spot somewhere? We are lucky enough to have one of the
UK's top Fern expert to have written this list for us.
10 Ferns for Shade Garden
Not all ferns are good for shade - but many
Verbena hastata - A good medium to large perennial.
One of our top ten
I will be the first to admit that Perennials needs to be updated
on this site. I WILL get round to it by December 2013 (That's
how busy I am) so that it will be ready for those who want and
end to Christmas holiday, and a good start to gardening! -
Here's a list of some of the best perennials.
Best ten favourite plants
for attracting Butterflies
We are all starting to get
interested in wildlife in the garden. Butterflies have a bad
name because of the caterpillars that are their offspring. Lose
the odd plant leaf - or lose butterflies.
Let's plant an extra plant or two. Don't forget that the
caterpillars are part of the food chain for many beneficial
visitors - birds and frogs included!
Flowering Shrubs for Winter
. One of the most difficult of
the 'Best Ten' selections.
So many beautiful flowering shrubs that insist on showing off
in the depth of winter - thankfully!
Best climbing Roses
Roses are still one of the favourite garden plant - and no
wonder with that show of striking colours in the summer. Choice
climbing roses not always easy. We
give you our best
are often confused. They are similar - but so
Clematis cartmanii Avalanche - One of our
Best Ten Evergreen Climbing Plants
- Always in the
favourites list. Many think that Clematis are hard to grow.
They have a few quirks - don't we all.
This is best how to
care for clematis