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Choosing what to plant …

How to avoid planting disasters !!!!

I have lost count of the times that I have come accross a plant or planting in a garden which is ultimately unsuitable for its situation. The keeper of the garden has come home with a nice, cute, sweet little tree from the garden centre, only to find a few years later that they have a monster growing there, and the cute little tree has gone. And when I ask about why it is there they say …. “well it had such pretty leaves, and I thought that it would look nice in that corner … ”

All very human and natural, and haven’t we all been there. But when you discover that you have nurtured  a Lombardy Poplar, believing that it will “fill that corner nicely …”, and then you find out that the pretty little 7 feet high tree that you thought wasn’t going to get any bigger is only going to be 7 feet tall for a little while – because it is on its way to 70 feet !! — and that can be a worry.

Not only that. All the time you have been growing the wrong thing, you have been wasting the time that the plant you would really like could have been establishing itself.

We pay so much for our properties, we really need to get the best out of our gardens too.

That’s why we are here. Let us help you choose the right plants for every situation, so that you can avoid having a monster in your garden.