There is no escaping the fact that some plants and shrus are just easier to grow than others, and it is good to know which is which. Choosing plants for the garden is a personal choice, and not everyone wants to spend hours maintaning a garden. A border may look lovely on televison, or in a magazine but if it is full of Delphiniums, Sweet Peas, Roses, Clematis and Wisteria it will be very demanding.
Various shrubs and plants shown on the web site 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.