There is no escaping the fact that some plants and shrubs are easier to grow than others, and it is good to know which are easy to grow for low maintenance and when you are a new gardener. Choosing plants for the garden is a personal choice, and not everyone wants to spend hours working in the garden. A border may look lovely on television, or in a magazine, but if it is full of Delphiniums, Sweet Peas, Roses, Clematis and Wisteria it will be very demanding.
Shrubs and plants shown on the website are colour coded to indicate whether they are difficult to grow, or time consuming and sometimes both.
Picking which shrubs, plants and vegetables to grow is not always easy, especially for new gardeners. To help choose plants are colour coded.