Ideas & Advice

Need ideas and advice for your garden project?  First step is a visit to the Big Plant nursery for inspiration where our plant experts are on hand to help 7 days a week.

Alternatively, ask about our ‘At home’ Advice and Consultancy service where we come to you.

In the meantime, here’s some ideas and advice we hope you find useful:

Plants for Colour

Plants for Spring Colour

Plants for Summer Colour

Plants for Late Summer Colour

Trees for Seasonal Colour

Shrubs for Year Round Colour

Wining plant combinations


Plants for a Purpose

Architectural plants

Classic Climbers

Drought tolerant plants

Patio plants

Plants for Screening and Privacy

Topiary for English Gardens

Planting and Garden Design Tips

Planning changes in the garden

Garden design tips

Evergreens for Winter Structure


"How to..." Guides

How to plant trees

Watering tips

Plant establishment guidance