Once established, these plants will thrive in hot, sunny spots. Water them well though for their first year.
Find out what's adding colour in the garden now.
Our in-house plant doctor and garden designer picks her top plants for August.
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...
James on plants
19 August, 2014
I am not sure how much I like chillies. I fear that that might be a slightly iconoclastic thing to...
Laetitia on being creative
27 June, 2014
One of my very first knock-you-over moments in gardening came when I went to visit a gorgeous house...
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...
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'.
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.
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.