Experienced Gardeners

There's not much we can teach you as many experienced gardeners will have developed their own solutions to gardening problems.

Choose family run garden centres and nurseries to purchase from as the staff will usually have much more experience and know their stuff.  DIY stores and supermarkets are excellent generic shopping areas and good places for the less experience to start as prices are often lower, but the depth of knowledge can be lacking.

Talk to the staff, do they have knowledge of the plants and do they guarantee their plants?  How well do they look after customers and are they able to make solid suggestions based on a little information from you about your garden conditions?  Talk to professional gardeners, landscapers and designers.  Where do they do they get their supplies?  Some will tell you and some won't, but you should be able to work out which garden centre or nursery has the best reputation.

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