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    Right plant right place
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    Bespoke borders designed by Helen

    If you are not too sure about what to plant where in your beds and borders, our garden designers are on hand to help. Click here for more details or e-email me on ineedhelp@crocus.co.uk

    Ready-made borders - Keep it Cool
    Plant Combination 'Sunny and Dry'

    Plant Combination "Sunny and Dry"

    Once established, these plants will thrive in hot, sunny spots. Water them well though for their first year.

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    In flower this month

    Find out what's adding colour in the garden now.

    Monthly choice

    Helen's monthly choice

    Our in-house plant doctor and garden designer picks her top plants for August.

    Deadheading roses

    Latest video: Deadheading roses

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    Monthly musings
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    Sally on allotments

    Sally on allotments

    Life in the greenhouse: August

    20 August, 2014

    My greenhouses are the engine rooms of my garden. I have two: both six-by-eights, or in modern parlance...

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    James on plants

    James on plants

    Chill cabinet

    19 August, 2014

    I am not sure how much I like chillies. I fear that that might be a slightly iconoclastic thing to...

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    Laetitia on being creative

    Laetitia on being creative

    Lemon Verbena

    27 June, 2014

    One of my very first knock-you-over moments in gardening came when I went to visit a gorgeous house...

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    Mark on Chelsea

    Mark on Chelsea

    The Laurent-Perrier Team

    22 May, 2014

    After all the hard work of the last few weeks it was time to celebrate last night. Everyone involved with...

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    We've put together this section of the website to help answer as many of your questions about common pests, diseases and weeds as possible.

    What type of soil do you have?

    We've teamed up with the National Soil Resources Institute to help identify your soil type. Type your postcode into the box and click 'find my soil type'.

    Your soil type is:
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    Crocus care tips

    Crocus care tips

    Self-seeding flowers can be a blessing or a curse depending on your point of view. Many gardens are filled with free plants at this time of the year, but they are only an asset if you want to propagate lots of new ones.

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    What kind of gardener are you?

    Let us help you decide what type of gardener you are and the style of garden you are trying to create.

    Keen but clueless
    Pushed for time
    Style conscious
    Concerned parent
    City dweller
    Country Gardener