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Planting Top Tips
Your choice of plants will be influenced by:
The style of garden you would like to create
Soil type e.g. clay, sand, chalk
Aspect e.g. how much sunshine/shade your garden receives
The size of the area you want to plant
A good planting scheme will include
Some specimen or focal plants e.g. a tree or architectural shrub
Framework plants to add Winter interest
A variety of herbaceous perennials, which flower in different seasons
You can plant potted hardy plants at any time of the year, providing that the ground is not frozen. The best time to plant is Autumn, when the ground is moist and still warm. Most people plant in Spring and Summer, but attention must then be paid to regular watering during dry spells in order for roots to establish.