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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 - Pollinators
    Plant Combination 'Damp Shade'

    Plant Combination "Damp Shade"

    Boggy spots in the garden are often tricky to fill. These plants will love them!

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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 September.

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    Monthly musings
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    Sally on allotments

    Sally on allotments

    Big is beautiful

    17 September, 2014

    Look what I found in the pumpkin patch. Isn’t it the fattest, plumpest, most pumpkiny pumpkin you ever...

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    James on plants

    James on plants

    Feeling sluggish

    16 September, 2014

    In any survey of garden pests, this is always numero uno. The slug: this is a particularly fine and handsome...

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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

    Many so called 'hardy' plants are actually only borderline hardy in colder regions and exposed gardens. Even plants with a reputation for being really tough can be vulnerable at certain times.

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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
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