How to choose and buy plants

The first rule on buying plants is: don’t buy on impulse.

The second rule on buying plants is: don’t buy on impulse.

The third rule on buying plants is … OK, you get the message!

It’s very tempting to pick up a plant or five at the garden centre or supermaket. However, unless you know exactly what you’re looking for then it’s more likely than not to be a mistake. Perhaps you’ve bought a plant that needs full sun when you’ve only got space in the shade – or won’t survive a frost – or will get eaten by slugs…

It’s much better to spend a bit of time first doing your research. Here are a few tips which, I hope, will help you to choose the right plants for your garden.

 

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