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Maximise your garden's potential with comprehensive planting instructions, growing guides, monthly tasks, expert advice, and invaluable tips.

Garden Talk

Maximise your garden's potential with comprehensive planting instructions, growing guides, monthly tasks, expert advice, and invaluable tips.

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Seeds to Sow Now

You can sow flowers, vegetables, herbs, and salad crops from seed at any time of the year. Whether you're filling gaps in your borders, containers, or vegetable patch, or simply eager to experiment with something fresh, here's a curated collection of our favourite seed varieties perfect for sowing immediately.

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Gardener's Favourites

We've curated a selection of top picks cherished by gardening enthusiasts. From vibrant blooms to flavourful herbs and bountiful vegetables, this collection celebrates the best-loved plants that inspire and delight gardeners of all levels. Explore our handpicked favourites and elevate your garden with tried-and-true treasures.

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Best Gardeners Reads

Creating a Wildlife Garden

Steps to create a wildlife garden that not only benefits local wildlife but also enhances the beauty of your outdoor space.

Top Ten Gardening Gifts

Flowering abundantly for months in summer, cosmos add fabulous colour to sunny borders. But how do you care for it?

How to Make Your Own Compost

Take a look at our guide to find out how we send plants of different sizes straight to your door and what you can do when they arrive.

Improve Your Soil


Take a look at some of the frequently asked questions we receive from those looking to buy garden products in the UK. You can contact our Customer Service Team or browse our general FAQs for further advice.

What should I do first in the garden?

The first thing a gardener should do is prepare the soil. That usually begins with adding healthy, biologically active compost. If you don't have access to that, learn how to make it. Or you can just add organic mulch materials such as fallen leaves, wood chips, rotted manure, etc.

How to grow potatoes?

We go to great lengths at Marshalls to make sure our seed potatoes are of the finest quality, giving you the best possible chance of a great harvest. We'd go as far as to say the hardest part about growing potatoes is deciding which varieties to try! After that, the process of planting, caring for and harvesting is relatively straight-forward... but if you do need a helping hand, read our potato growing guide here. 

How to get rid of ants?

See our extensive range of insect pest control here.

How to grow tomatoes?

You can't beat the taste of your own tomatoes, picked still warm from the sun and eaten fresh. Growing tomatoes is easy, and there are varieties suitable for greenhouses, for pots on sunny patios and even for window boxes. Read our guide on how to grow your own tomatoes here.

How to grow strawberries?

This ever-popular classic British fruit has a sweet taste that’s loved by young and old. Home-grown strawberries are tastier, healthier and much better value than shop-bought fruit, plus they’re easy to grow. The whole family can enjoy seeing the fruit appear in containers, in the ground and even hanging baskets. Read more about growing your own strawberries here.

Why Buy From Marshalls Garden?

  • Our customers are supported by a team of experts dedicated to providing valuable advice. You can also use our growing guides, which are backed by 70 years' experience, to get the best results from your garden.
  • You can contact us six days a week – including bank holidays – to discuss our products and services or to chat all things gardening.
  • We pride ourselves on offering fast delivery on all orders, with any 'in stock' plants and seeds sent out within three working days. We're green-fingered in more ways than one, too, thanks to our fully recyclable packaging.
  • We won second place at the 2022 Great British Growing Awards for Best Online Retailer.
  • Thousands of five-star reviews on Feefo and a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our products show that we're a company you can trust.

Beginners Guide to Gardening

For a simple start, this easy-to-follow advice reveals crops and techniques for growing in containers or sacks – a very straight-forward way to starting your life as a home grower!

A Guide to Companion Planting

Companion planting is a system of planting different crops next to each other for the benefit of one or both plants. It’s a well-established gardening practice, and one that works in many different ways.

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