We all have a tricky area in the garden where nothing seems to grow. Sometimes you simply need to choose the right plant for the right place!
Our informative Plants for a Purpose guides will help you do just that. Whether you have clay soil, a windy, coastal position or suffer from drought in your borders, youll be pleasantly surprised by just how many plants you can choose from that will thrive in your garden.
With our increasingly hot summers drought-resistant plants are becoming particularly useful for gardeners. Many plants around the world are naturally adapted to growing in dry conditions.
Drought-tolerant plants are capable of coping with hot and dry conditions, although provided you water regularly, you neednt be limited to drought-tolerant plants alone.
There are so many benefits to attracting wildlife into your garden. Apart from saving the decline of our native species, garden wildlife also acts as a natural pest control.
Companion planting is all about creating plant communities which have mutual benefits to each other.
Containers help utilise all the available space in your garden - they brighten up walls, fences and patios. Most plants can be grown in a container but some are better suited to this than others.
Coming back year after year, perennial plants in pots are an easy solution to brightening up your patio or balcony areas.
Most gardeners have at least one difficult spot in their garden. A shady spot can be difficult for plants as it creates a cool environment and is often coupled with dry soil or very damp soil.
Climbers and wall shrubs are great for screening unsightly areas of the garden, brightening up bare walls and adding height to your borders.
Browse our gardening guides section for detailed growing advice, gardening hints and tips, and plenty of horticultural help from Thompson & Morgan?s experts.