Help and Advice
Help with your Garden
We offer an advice service for your garden planting scheme, whether it be large or small.
Just email details of your garden to firstname.lastname@example.org and our resident expert Keith will take a look for you. If you have a photo, even better.
Planting and Caring for your Plants
If you have purchased plants from us, here are a few tips to get the best out of your new arrival:
When your plants arrive carefully unwrap them straight away and remove all packaging
Give them a good watering and let the water drain away and its always best to plant them as soon as possible.
Its important not to let them dry out.
Dig a hole twice as wide and deep as the plants container and mix the loose soil with well-rotted organic matter.
Then the plant should be planted to the same depth as it was in its pot.
Gently tease out the roots so that they grow into the surrounding soil. Gently firm down the soil and add some mulch, like well-rotted manure or bark and do make sure your
plants are well watered until they become established.
This is very important for the first few weeks.
And then sit back and enjoy .
Patio Clematis Care Guide
From world leading breeder Raymond Evison, these stunning Clematis are compact in habit and perfectly suited for garden or patio.
Clematis grown in containers are a beautiful way to add height to a patio or courtyard garden.
Choose a container approx 45 cm diameter for a single clematis plant.
For larger containers, consider planting two or more plants per container.
Choose an obelisk or trellis for support
Bury the root crown 5cm below the soil surface
Cover the soil with low growing plants to provide shade for the root system
Loosen out main base roots prior to planting
Use loam-based compost such as John Innes No 3
Help drainage by adding a layer of small stones or gravel
Place pebbles or broken pottery over the drainage holes
Simple 'No Fuss' Pruning