Before selecting plants for your garden, here are two important things you must know about your garden.
Two things that will save time and money later and are fairly critical to your chances of producing a show winning display for the village show and a fruitful harvest for the harvest festival...... Seriously though, even if you are not into all that stuff...... these two things will help grow beautiful flowers and lovely fresh fruit and vegetables to eat.
1 The type of soil in your garden.
2 Measure the amount of light that shines into your garden.
On my pages linked below. I have listed plants for all types of soil and conditions to help select the best plants for your garden or containers whatever the local conditions and soil type. Sunny areas, Wet boggy areas or dry, even drought conditions.
I have listed plants for Woodland and Hedgerow too these are mostly plants that tolerate shade.
Hope you find the pages interesting and helpful and if you have any suggestions or spot anything we have listed in the wrong section or missed out, please let me know.
The simple truth is plants won't thrive in growing conditions or soil that doesn't suit them. Most herbs won't grow in mud, bog plants won't grow in sand and colourful flowers won't do well in deep shade-
It is as simple as that......
Have you ever bought a favourite plant or received one as a special present and planted it only to see it fade away and die.
Plants are expensive even if you grow your own, so cost is one factor----why waste money? Enjoyment is another and a sense of failure or achievement is important too.
There are of course other consideration too:
hanging baskets / shade / herbaceous borders / clay / windowboxes / pathways / Winter colour / dry / sandy soil / chalky soil / slopes / bog gardens / carnivorouse / ground cover / Low maintenance plants