Gardening Rules and Tips

This section is a beginners guide to horticulture with simplified explanations of the common gardening tasks and pest problems.

As we develop this basic help guide for gardeners, we will add important information about flowers and pruning (e.g. roses and fruit trees).

Rules for Gardening in the United Kingdom

A garden that doesn’t grow is disappointing and highly frustrating for all newcomers to the most popular hobby.

Hence, the usefulness of a simple guide about basic gardening rules and regulations cannot be underestimated.

You will find information about planting, advice about growing care, and expert tips on the best pruning methods.

Note: Information offered by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) endorses most of the guidance provided in this free guide for gardeners in the United Kingdom.

Gardening Guide

Pruning Rules

So, what are the pruning rules of thumb? Beginners can learn the basic rules of pruning flowering shrubs, bushes, and trees such as how to prune and when is the best time.

Good pruning begins with a thorough inspection by viewing the top of the tree and thoughtfully working your way back down to the ground.

Flowers Rules

No matter how tempting it is to pick wildflowers, like bluebells and daffodils, not being familiar with the laws of picking wild flowers could cost you a fine up to £5,000 (or imprisonment).

Rose Bush Care

This advice about roses section contains the basic information and tips you need to grow Rosaceae (e.g. woody perennial flowering plants).

Related Help Guides

  • Lawn Rules
  • Vegetable Rules
  • Weeding Rules

Note: The short video explains how and when to weed your garden. Experts provide further tips about weeding without chemicals, how to weed with a hoe, and what is the best weeding equipment.

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Garden Rules and Regulations in the United Kingdom