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Fork and trowel DeWit dewit.eu

Fork and trowel DeWit dewit.eu

Watering can Labour and Wait labourandwait.co.uk
Watering can Labour and Wait labourandwait.co.uk
Mini shears Niwaki niwaki.com; scp.co.uk

Mini shears Niwaki niwaki.com; scp.co.uk

Plant pot Northern northern.no
Plant pot Northern northern.no
Rust and sap eraser Niwaki niwaki.com
Rust and sap eraser Niwaki niwaki.com
Secateurs Opinel opinel.com; conranshop.co.uk
Secateurs Opinel opinel.com; conranshop.co.uk
Shears Niwaki niwaki.com; scp.co.uk
Shears Niwaki niwaki.com; scp.co.uk

Plant shops that deliver

While many plant shops are closing their doors right now, others are widening their online offerings and delivery options.

1.
The Sill
USA
Its shops in Los Angeles and New York are closed but The Sill is still delivering across the US.
thesill.com

2.
Wildernis
Amsterdam
Wildernis’s bikes and electric cars distribute plants city-wide.
wildernisamsterdam.nl

3.
Plantsmith
Melbourne
Melburnians can order a range of house plants and ceramic pots from this small shop in Preston.
plantsmith.net.au

4.
Plant København
Copenhagen
Order anything from palms and cacti to air plants and terrariums. 
plantkbh.dk

5.
Limbo
Lisbon
Specialising in plants that are hard to find in Portugal, Limbo posts to anywhere in the country.
limboshop.pt

Plant pot Serax serax.com;  earlofeast.com
Plant pot Serax serax.com; earlofeast.com
Garden scissors Niwaki niwaki.com; scp.co.uk

Garden scissors Niwaki niwaki.com; scp.co.uk

Trowel Niwaki niwaki.com; scp.co.uk

Trowel Niwaki niwaki.com; scp.co.uk

Gloves Briers labourandwait.co.uk
Gloves Briers labourandwait.co.uk
Watering can Haws haws.co.uk
Watering can Haws haws.co.uk
Snips Niwaki niwaki.com; scp.co.uk
Snips Niwaki niwaki.com; scp.co.uk

Tips for novice gardeners

Peter Milne, co-founder of London’s The Nunhead Gardener nursery, offers us five pieces of advice that he often imparts to rookie customers.

1.
Find the right plant for the right spot
If you put a sun-loving plant in a shady spot, you will end up disappointed.

2.
Make sure you have a few evergreens
If you fill your garden with perennials it will look bleak for much of the year.

3.
Keep the colour palette simple
If you just have a small space then this will help to create a more co-ordinated look.

4.
Don’t pick too many diverse varieties
Just choose a few different kinds of plants and dot them around your garden.

5.
Use big pots
Small pots dry out much quicker, while big ones give the roots more space
to grow.
thenunheadgardener.com

Seeds Piccolo piccoloseeds.com

Seeds Piccolo piccoloseeds.com

Pruners, fork and transplanter Fiskars fiskars.eu
Pruners, fork and transplanter Fiskars fiskars.eu
Indoor plant food Norfolk norfolknaturalliving.com

Indoor plant food Norfolk norfolknaturalliving.com

Gardening knives Opinel opinel.com; conranshop.co.uk
Gardening knives Opinel opinel.com; conranshop.co.uk

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