The Plotting Shed

The Plotting Shed
Welcome to ‘The Plotting Shed’ garden advice for those who’d love a gorgeous garden, but don’t know where to start!Our aim is to make gardening easier. We want to make gardening fun, interesting and enjoyable - gardening should not be a chore! Eac

Gardens, play space or interesting space
Sep 6 • 18 min
For gardens to compete in the modern world, we need to make them more fun. You need to decide if the garden is your space or an interesting space?Gardens are created by adults but used by children, the problem is we create gardens we like…
Which houseplant absorbs more CO2 than any other - clean air anyone?
Jun 28 • 14 min
5 plants that will clean pollutants from the air in your homes…. who wouldn’t want to have these?
Nature should not stop at the garden fence
May 31 • 18 min
The only difference between your garden and the natural world is a fence.
Decorative Stone Mulches - and other gardening mistakes
May 20 • 2 min
If you thought it’s a good idea to have decorative stone in your garden - listen up and then decide
How to Create a more Tranquil Garden
May 10 • 4 min
How to make your garden a calm tranquil space even if the world around you isn’t!
Urban Gardening - how to make the most of your small city garden
May 6 • 8 min
What problems do small city gardens have and how can you avoid them?
Oh no - It’s almost Hanging Basket Season!
May 3 • 7 min
Why we need to lose our love affair with hanging plants in pots
How to Design your Garden if its a Narrow Space or Courtyard
Apr 29 • 5 min
How to transform a small narrow courtyard into tiny urban garden
The Problem with Show Gardens…..
Apr 26 • 5 min
Show Gardens are amazing but you’ll never be able to recreate one at home
Don’t Plant a Problem - Beware of Grasses!
Apr 22 • 2 min
Why don’t plant labels tell the truth sometimes….
Are Growers and Garden Centres really buying into sustainable gardening?
Apr 18 • 6 min
Gardens and gardening is changing so why do garden centre’s seem to be so stuck in the past?
Garden Paths - all you ever wanted to know!
Apr 15 • 3 min
small garden advice, garden design, low maintenance gardening,
How to Deal with Plants that won’t Behave!
Apr 12 • 4 min
How to deal with plants that want to take over your garden…& the neighbours!
Starting a Garden on a Small budget
Apr 8 • 1 min
Quick tips on making more garden for less money
How to Design a Garden if it’s all just Weeds
Apr 5 • 12 min
How to create a garden when all you can see are weeds!
How to make your garden feel bigger - when it’s not!
Apr 1 • 11 min
Small gardens can easily be made to feel bigger - here’s how
Low Maintenance Gardening - How to get your garden right from the start
Mar 25 • 7 min
Getting your garden
Why tidying the garden in Spring is not the best idea!
Mar 18 • 13 min
How by being less tidy and neat you garden can help save the world!
A lazy gardeners guide to getting your garden ready this spring
Mar 15 • 12 min
4 simple ways to get back into the garden now that the winter has nearly finished
Inside the Mind of a Garden Design
Mar 12 • 17 min
Ever wondered how a garden designer actually works out how to redesign a garden?
How to Design your Garden if it’s a Small City Garden
Mar 11 • 8 min
how to design a small city garden - simple practical and affordable garden design advice.
How your Garden can help Save the World
Mar 8 • 2 min
How buying plants for your garden can be bad for our planet
How to design a Small Garden - what plants really work?
Mar 4 • 3 min
Small city gardens have to contend with a lot, so which plants are the best types to include or leave well alone.
Hedgehogs and why you need one
Mar 1 • 2 min
Hedgehogs - how your garden can help save the world & hedgehogs….
Here’s something you didn’t know about Mushrooms
Feb 25 • 2 min
The power of the humble button mushroom - it’s a bit of a lightbulb moment!
Banish Boring Borders!
Feb 22 • 4 min
How to design a garden and make it less boring
Hide an Ugly View in your Garden - Garden Design Tips
Feb 18 • 7 min
Garden design tips to hep make the most of your garden - & not notice any ugly bits
How good does your garden taste?
Feb 15 • 4 min
Butterflies taste flowers - so do your’s taste good?
Rose are Red & Violets are Blue… but is this really true
Feb 11 • 1 min
What is the colour of a rose? Well that depends who is looking.
We need more Hedges, so please don’t plant a fence!
Feb 8 • 2 min
garden design, hedges, fences, topiary wildlife gardening, #amdoingmybit
Why do my Indoor plants keep on dying!
Feb 4 • 13 min
houseplants, indoor garden, garden advice, gardening
This is what ‘greening’ our cities really need to be like!
Feb 1 • 2 min
How Buildings and Gardens need to become one if we want to save the world
10 Golden Gardening Rules for absolute beginners!
Jan 28 • 9 min
10 Golden Gardening Rules to Get your Garden Started
Bedding Plants - The ‘Single Use Plastic Bag’ of the Horticulture Industry
Jan 16 • 7 min
Bedding Plants & Why They Are No Good For Your Garden
It’s Time to Let the Bees Win!
Jan 16 • 10 min
It’s Bees Vs the World of Horticulture - Sadly, Horticulture is Winning
Want your Garden to really Perform - here’s how you can
Jan 16 • 7 min
How can you construct a garden border so that it looks good all year round.
Why Creating Robot Bees is a Really Dumb Idea!
Jan 16 • 2 min
Let’s focus on actually saving the bees rather than creating artificial bee replacements
Trees Talk to Each Other - no really it’s true!
Jan 16 • 2 min
Trees - and why we really need to be nicer to them.
What Flavour is your Soil (Dirt)?
Jan 16 • 8 min
Getting a gorgeous garden starts with the soil - how to work out what type of soil you have
Who are Flowers For?
Jan 16 • 6 min
Have we have forgotten who flowers are really for - but we do so at our peril!
Why do my Plants Keep Flopping Over?
Jan 16 • 6 min
Are your Garden Borders prone to flopping or drooping & you can sort them out
Popeye was right about Spinach….
Jan 16 • 1 min
Plants are Amazing - how the humble spinach leaf is most definitely a superstar!
How to Choose Plants for your Garden
Jan 16 • 3 min
5 Rules to Remember when you want to buy plants
A Newbies Guide to the most Essential Garden Equipment
Jan 15 • 6 min
What garden tools are a ‘must have’ for every budding gardener
The Plotting Shed - PlantPlots; who are we and what are we here to say
Jan 15 • 19 min
PlantPlots , why we are worth listening to & how Donald Trump followed us for a while!!!
Make Your Garden Easier to look After
Jan 15 • 10 min
How to Create A Low Maintenance Garden
Get Your Garden back on Track
Jan 15 • 11 min
How to turn a weed patch back into a beautiful garden
How to Not Let your Garden Become a Chore
Jan 15 • 8 min
How to ensure your garden border is as easy to look after as possible
Bee Responsible Gardeners
Jan 15 • 6 min
Bee Responsible in your Garden - here’s what you should be doing