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On the Primrose Blog, you'll find everything you need to turn your garden from good to great. Through planting guides, style advice, gardening info and more, become a gardening expert with the help of our writers and guests!

  1. When to Plant Lupin Seeds

    Lupins are the perfect perennial for creating a cottage garden, but they also suit many other garden styles while standing tall in flower beds and containers. They usually flower around May and June-time with stunning vertical and flowering spikes of colour. Growing Lupins from Seed Lupin seeds don’t come true to colour so if planted from a seed packet, your...
  2. What is Corten Steel?

    in short, corten steel is a rusted surface creating a protective layer for the steel underneath. Corten is a type of steel that naturally weathers over time, developing an attractive and protective rust layer. Although somewhat counter-intuitive, the coating of rust is engineered to protect against further corrosion and keep the steel under-layer in good condition. In other words, corten steel is allowed to rust...
  3. Where Should I Place a Buddha Statue In My Garden?

    Before we dive into the 'where to place a buddha statue' detail, here’s the short version: keep it clean, face it towards the East, and don’t put it on the floor. What is a buddha statue? Buddha statues and heads are representations of the Buddha, an important figure in the Buddhist religion. They usually aren’t meant to represent the actual...
  4. The Best 20 Shrubs For Shade in the UK

    Gardens that are shaded by trees and buildings are becoming increasingly common, especially in smaller urban gardens. Although a shaded garden can be tricky to fill with beautiful plants and colour, they can present some creative opportunities. If you have a garden which is consistently shaded for most of the day and you're having difficulty deciding what the best plants...