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Inspirational garden ideas

Pick up some useful gardening hints and planting suggestions with Van Meuwen's 'Inspirational garden ideas'.

Growing Van Meuwen plants couldn't be easier with our simple inspirational growing guides. Take a look at the links below to find handy tips on how to create your ideal garden.

If you can't find what you are looking for, then try our 'In-depth growing guides' for more detailed growing information on specific plants.

If you can't find what you are looking for, then try our 'In-depth growing guides' for more detailed growing information on specific plants.

edible flowers

Edible flowers (infographic)

Find out which edible flowers you can grow to add a touch of class to your favourite meals Read more

save water in the garden

Saving water in the garden (infographic)

With many parts of the country facing hosepipe bans, here are our top tips for how to save water in your garden! Read more

how to create a drought-resistant garden

How to create a drought-resistant garden

With our increasingly dry summers, drought tolerant plants are becoming more important than ever. Read more

how to plant hanging baskets and containers

How to plant hanging baskets & containers

Add bursts of colour to your exterior walls with our easy guide to planting in hanging baskets and containers. Read more

how to plant pots & containers

How to plant pots and containers

Brighten up your patio with stunning displays in pots and containers of all sizes. Learn how with top tips. Read more

how to create a wildlife garden

How to create a wildlife garden

Wildlife plays an important role in our gardens, so here are our top tips for a wildlife-friendly garden. Read more

how to create a coastal garden

How to create a coastal garden

Coastal conditions can be a harsh environment for plants. Learn how to create your perfect coastal garden. Read more

how to create low maintenance garden

How to create a low maintenance garden

With our busy lifestyles we need low maintenance gardens which still look good! Read our top tips Read more

how to create a vertical garden

How to create a vertical garden

Vertical gardening is a great way to make the most of the space in your garden and adds structure and design too. Read more

how to prune lavender

Plants for shade

Find out what to do with the shady areas of your garden and be inspired by our suggestions for plants for a shaded position. Read more

caring for storm damaged gardens

Caring for storm damaged gardens

Find out how to care for your garden in the aftermath of a storm, from pruning broken branches to tidying up plant debris. Read more

how to improve your garden soil

How to improve your garden soil

Looking after your soil is one of the most important garden tasks. Learn how to amend soil for the best plant performance. Read more

how to plant an annual border

How to plant an annual border

Annual bedding plants provide instant colour in the garden. Find out how to plant an annual border with our easy guide. Read more

growing plants for ground cover

Growing plants for ground cover

Ground cover plants are excellent for covering steep banks and shady spots beneath trees. They help keep down weeds too! Read more

how to prepare your garden for winter

How to prepare your garden for winter

A chill in the air heralds the end of summer and plant growth slows dramatically. So how can you prepare your garden for winter? Read more

plants for winter interest

Best plants for winter interest

Your garden needn't look bare in winter. While most plants are enjoying their winter dormancy, there are plenty that will grab the limelight! Read more