The Potting Shed

Plant of the Moment 2016/2017

January’s Plant of the Moment

Create A Winter Wonderland Add the wow factor to your winter garden with striking plants that look their best right now. Whether you’d like to fill your borders with hardy shrubs covered with fragrant flowers, clad a fence or archway with colour, or plant a...

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February’s Plant of the Moment

Camellias For Early Colour Few hardy shrubs signal the end of winter better than camellias, highly valued for their stunning floral displays and fresh, glossy, evergreen foliage. With dozens of varieties available you’ll be spoilt for choice, so pick from...

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March’s Plant of the Moment

Spring Has Sprung With Perfect Primulas Plant a rainbow of colour to welcome in spring by packing patio pots and filling flower beds with primulas and polyanthus. These cheerful bedding plants offer great value, flowering their hearts out for weeks on end to brighten...

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April’s Plant of the Moment

The Magic of Maples Japanese maples are the perfect choice of tree for any small, compact or courtyard garden. Their character and appeal makes them ideal for creating a focal point in your garden, brightening a shaded corner, or elegantly overhanging a pool or water...

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May’s Plant of the Moment

Thyme for herbs! Create your own culinary herb garden that looks almost too good to eat! Try planting a selection of tasty herbs valued as much for their ornamental appeal as their flavour. From sage to thyme, rosemary to clipped bay and flowering chives, combine...

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June’s Plant of the Moment

Colourful Clematis Collection From bold blooms the size of tea plates to delicate nodding bells adorning a garden arch, clematis are versatile and colourful climbers that no garden should be without. Whether left to clamber-up a trellis panel to cover walls and fences...

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July’s Plant of the Moment

Bring in the butterflies Add a new dimension to your garden displays by not only planting colourful flowers you can enjoy throughout the year, but ones that will bring in the butterflies too. A wide range of bedding plants, perennials, flowering shrubs and bulbs...

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August’s Plant of the Moment

Get creative with Ornamental Grasses From dainty Blue Fescue Grass to majestic Miscanthus, ornamental grasses provide texture, character and form unmatched by many other hardy perennials. Their presence develops through the seasons as bright and colourful foliage is...

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September’s Plant of the Moment

Fashionably Late Perennials Add fresh excitement to your autumn displays by including a selection of seasonal stunners to flower beds and patio pots. Several hardy perennials have been patiently growing all year, waiting for their turn to take centre stage. And now...

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October’s Plant of the Moment

In Search of Berried Treasure Berry-bearing trees and shrubs come into their own in autumn, creating colourful displays that can last well into winter. From Elder Berries to Rose Hips, Crab Apples to Firethorns, the addition of berrying plants adds to a new dimension...

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November’s Plant of the Moment

A Celebration of Colourful Cornus To create a beautiful garden with year-round appeal it’s essential to pick the best plants, and few celebrate the seasons more than Colourful Cornus. Commonly called dogwoods, these reliable and hardy shrubs provide a luscious...

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December’s Plant of the Moment

Festive Favourites – The Holly & The Ivy It will soon be Christmas, and what better way to celebrate the season and bring festive cheer to your garden than with two traditional Christmas favourites – Holly and Ivy. Countless cards carry their image,...

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