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Knowledge

At Roots, we want you to enjoy a garden full of thriving plants for years to come. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, our team of experts are on hand with clear and easy advice so that you can grow with confidence.

In these pages you’ll find all the knowledge you need to grow and care for your trees, flowers, fruit and vegetables. Just click the +  to explore each section.

If you have any questions which haven't been covered here, get in touch with our team of gardening experts and we'd be happy to help you out!

Not sure where to begin?

You’re in the right place! Put the kettle on and get stuck into our handy guides to huge harvests, beautiful beds, avoiding the nasties and more!

SOIL AND POTTING

WATERING

LIGHT, SHADE & WEATHER

PRUNING

        FEEDING

PESTS & DISEASES

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Looking for help with your fruit, vegetables, trees or bedding plants?

You’ll find all you need to know about planting, growing, troubleshooting and harvesting in our handy guides along with useful gardening tips from our experts.

Vegetable plants

Welcome to our veg patch! Here you’ll find everything you need to know to get the best from your vegetable plants, from preparing your vegetable bed to harvesting your crops. 

On this page you will find:

    • Vegetable plant grow guides with tips specific to each species
    • Pest control
    • Companion planting
    • Growing vegetables in pots

Trees

Trees give us shade, shelter, food, oxygen and fuel - so it’s only natural to want to give them some love in return! From mighty Oaks to dwarf Cherries in pots, discover how to care for fruit and ornamental trees throughout the seasons.

On this page you will find:

    • Bare root grow guides
    • Dwarf & potted tree grow guides
    • Planting
    • Pruning
    • Training
    • Troubleshooting

Soft fruit plants

You’re in the right place for advice on growing a medley of delicious soft fruits. Whether you’re growing berries, grape vines, blueberry bushes or raspberry canes, we’ve got everything you need to know from planting to picking.

On this page you will find

    • Soft fruits for pots
    • Soft fruits for shade
    • Planting
    • Picking

Bedding plants

Here you’ll find tips and advice for growing flowering and foliage plants of every kind. Discover how to get the Cottage Garden look, plant a Prairie or Woodland border and let our experts help you get the most from your garden all year round.

On this page you will find:

    • Bedding plant design features
    • Growing guides
    • How to plant a hanging basket
    • Bedding advice for pots & containers
    • Flower beds top tips