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United Kingdom

Be aware of the hardiness zone in your area before you decide to buy plants. Some plants might not survive over winter!

The United Kingdom lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6 through 9 with some variations across regions and seasons. It enjoys a temperate maritime climate characterized by cool winters and warm summers. Summers are cooler than those on the continent (not much higher than 32ºC in summer), but the winters are milder (not much lower than 0ºC in winter). Around the coasts, February is normally the coldest month, but inland there is little to choose between January and February as the coldest month.

If you know your hardiness zone, find the best plants or exciting garden ideas for your geographic area.




A Glowing Summer Border Idea with Irises, Alliums, Catmint and Sage

How not to marvel at the sumptuous colors of this perennial combination which can be enjoyed for several weeks in late spring or early summer. Fairly easy to recreate, it includes relatively drought tolerant species such as gaily-colored Tall Bearded Irises, cool purples and blues of Sage, Catmint or Garden Phlox, all splashed with the graceful blossoms of White Flower Lace.

A Glowing Winter Border with Dogwood, Heath and Grasses

This incredibly pretty planting includes plants of great winter interest that will lift your spirits during the dull days of winter.

A Great Rose-Covered Entrance

Like an entrance to a secret garden, this crisp white wooden arbor, draped with scented climbing roses, provides a warm welcome to guests who can enjoy the fragrance of the flowers as they pass by

A Great Summer Planting Idea with Mexican Sunflowers, Zinnia and Grasses

Annual plants bring color and excitement to summer gardens. This desirable and long-lasting border idea is a great example. Easy to replicate in your own sunny garden, this striking plant combination will last for months until frost.

A Hot Border Idea with Achillea, Hemerocallis and Grasses

Awash with colors and shapes from early to late summer, this hot border is really fascinating. Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and low maintenance, most plants are deer or rabbit resistant and are recipient of prestigious awards.

A Hot Colored Garden

This glowing garden is part of Andrew Grossman's own garden located in Seekonk, Massachusetts. Contrasting with the Blue & White section …

A Hot Summer Border Idea with Dahlia, Crocosmia and Aster

The brilliant colors and bold contrasts of this perennial planting are perfect for brightening up your late summer and fall garden.

A Hot Summer Border Idea with Dahlias, Helenium and Easy Perennials

If you are passionate about vibrant summer color in your garden, this perennial planting may be for you. Most plants make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home.

A Jaw-Dropping Border Idea for Your Late Spring Garden

A jaw-dropping border for your late spring garden!

A Late Summer Border Idea with Dahlias, Helenium and Persicaria

How not to marvel at the color, beauty and arrangement of this summer border which can also be enjoyed from mid summer until fall? Most plants make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home.

A Long-Lasting and Colorful Front Garden

This elegant front yard features a beautiful marriage of colors, shapes and textures for a long-lasting impact,

A Long-Lasting and Fragrant Spring Border

A lovely and long-lasting combination!

A Long-Lasting Border

Like a rainbow in your garden, this wonderful long-lasting mix of superb coneflowers (Echinacea) of the 'Big Sky' series with Anise Hyssop (Agastache) and Sneezeweed (Helenium) will enchant any sunny border.

A Long-Lasting Mediterranean Border Idea

Low maintenance and water wise, this warm and eye-catching Mediterranean border combines 2 easy-care ingredients: Ferocactus pilosus (Mexican Lime Cactus) and California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica).

A Long-Lasting Perennial Planting Idea with Kniphofia, Achillea and Leucanthemum

Create seductive plant combinations like this one. Easy to grow and drought tolerant, these plants will contribute to a fabulous garden that you will admire day after day, all summer long.

A Long-Lasting Perennial Planting Idea with Kniphofia, Rudbeckia and Artemisia

Get inspired by the gardeners of the lovely Peacock Garden at Great Dixter and create stunning borders like this one. Most plants won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. All are deer resistant

A Long-Lasting Planting Idea with Grasses, Anemone, Joe-Pye Weed and Persicaria

Fabulous looking and low care, this attractive late summer combination of ornamental grasses and perennials is a feast for the eye

A Long-Lasting Planting Idea with Japanese Anemones and Coneflowers

Only 3 plants comprise this naturalistic combination. Designed for late summer interest and color and extending its brilliant colors well into fall, this plant palette can be easily replicated in many sunny garden situations.

A long-Lasting Spring Border for Weeks of Color

A dazzling splash of color in the mid - late spring garden!