Simple advice articles on commonly encountered questions such as how to plant, which plant to choose and what is wrong with my plant
There are libraries dedicated to books on plant advice and no site can match that level of detail. So the plant advice we give here tries to be specific to the plants you can buy from us and to the types of question that our support staff are most generally asked.
Hedge plant advice deals with general planting advice for hedging, early care of hedges and the type of plant we recommend for specific situations such as awkward locations and hedges for special purposes such as privacy or the exclusion of vandals.
Fruit Tree advice is useful if you need information on topics such fruit pollination, the shapes in which fruit trees can be grown and how to prune fruit trees and train them afterwards. There is also advice on fruit storage and some basic pointers to cider apple tree selection and cider making.
Ornamental Tree Advice is where we try to de-mystify larger specimen trees. You can find articles here on how larger trees are sized, how they are delivered and how to plant them.
Unsurprisingly Soft Fruit Advice deals with strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, currants and the like. Soft fruit are among the most productive and easiest plants to grow. There are advice sections here on everything from how to grow blueberries in pots (and on open ground) to pruning autumn fruiting raspberries.
Rose Advice is where we deal with the specifics of rose planting and give a few tips on rose selection
It is inevitable (unfortunately) that at some stage some of your plants and trees will suffer from disease or adverse cultural conditions. Our section of Advice on Diseases and Conditions tries to cover the most usual conditions that your plants may suffer and to offer advice on diagnosis and treatment.