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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 - Steamy jungle
    Plant Combination 'Damp Shade'

    Damp Shade Plant Combination

    Fill those tricky spots that never seem to dry out with these moisture-loving plants.

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    In flower this month

    Find out what's adding colour in the garden this April.

    Monthly choice

    Helen's monthly choice

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

    How to plant a herbaceous border

    Latest video: How to plant a herbaceous border

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    Sally on allotments

    Sally on allotments

    Life in the greenhouse: February

    23 February, 2015

    There… can you hear it? That faint crunching, creaking noise? Perhaps a teeny tiny little grunt of effort as...

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    James on plants

    James on plants

    Magnolian families

    26 February, 2015

    The magnolia is one of our most popular garden shrubs. Magnolia stellata is visible in front gardens across the country...

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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'.

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    Crocus care tips

    Crocus care tips

    Few gardeners make the most of the wide range of perennials that can be grown from seed. Verbascums, aquilegias, coreopsis rudbeckias and penstemons are easy to grow in this way and not only will they will give your garden a colour boost, they will also help you save money.

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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
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