Every garden should have some Alchemilla Mollis, or Lady's Mantle as it is commonly known. It is a hardy perennial with soft green, fan-shaped foliage which throws up large, lacy sprays of tiny lime-green flowers in early Summer.
Here's a quick tip for storing all those plastic flower pots which congregate in corners of your garden.
Deadheading prevents the flowers from going to seed and rhododendrons should be deadheaded too in order to give the plant energy for more flower production next year. Deadheading will also give your rhododendron a tidier appearance until next year's flowering period.
Ideal for moist shady borders, the Primula Japonica, grows to about 45cm tall and bears beautiful, bright, crimson-like flowers on tall, upright stems above a large, basal rosette of light green, lettuce-like, crinkly leaves.
The Chelsea Chop which quite simply is a pruning technique that you can use on some of your herbaceous perennials to delay or extend the flowering period.
In every garden I visit, there are bags of Aldi UK's 99p compost lying in wait! Don't be afraid to use this thinking it might be too cheap to be true - it's perfect as a Spring mulch for all around your borders.
I had some bulbs lying around that I had forgotten to plant in the Autumn so I planted them in this planter on 22nd February and, a little later than would be seasonal, they are just glorious! Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
This is the week of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - the most excting date in the garden lovers' calendar! I was lucky enough to visit the Chelsea Flower Show last year and was not disappointed in the array of floral and garden inspiration!
The absolutely fabulous foxglove is one those garden plants that I just could not be without! Their skyscraper stems of blooms bring colour and stature all around the garden and they do well in partial shade which is so useful for lots of areas but especially at the back of borders which can often back on to hedges or fences.