Our 3 top picks for gardening
Grow your own
From tomatoes and peppers to potatoes and herbs, we have everything you need to get growing your own this year.
Choose from our selection of garden tools and start creating that picturesque garden you’ve always wanted.
Gardening Made Easy
Gardening is a great way to enrich your home and outdoor living space. Having a beautiful outdoor area that enables you and your family to sit back, relax and enjoy yourselves is one of life’s most treasured possessions. And while some may think constructing that type of garden requires a lot of effort, it does not have to be backbreaking.
With Monkton Elm’s gardening tools and essentials, gardening is made easy. We have a variety of utensils and devices that will make gardening a breeze, allowing you to enjoy the brilliant outdoors right from your home.
Yes, gardening can be easy! With the right tools, care essentials and crops, you will enjoy being outside, creating your very own paradise you and your family can enjoy.
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Ideas for creating a great garden
If you are new to creating your own garden space, then always start small. Consider adding a small bed or border to a section of your garden to begin with. If your ground is not suitable then add a small, raised bed and fill it with quality compost. Once you are happy looking after this area then think about how to gradually expand.
When choosing plants for your new garden project make sure that first and foremost you choose plants that are attractive to you! This will help keep you motivated to nurture them. It is also important to take note of the conditions in the area… how much light will it get, is it sheltered from wind and rain and is the soil very clay (holds moisture) or does it drain quickly. Our plant staff will always be happy to advise you on suitable plants for your chosen location.
Once your plants start to establish then make sure to use the correct plant food, pest control and garden tools. Gardening does not have to be hard work! Many products we sell today are designed to take the hard work out of gardening. Our shop area staff are always happy to advise on the appropriate products to use either in-store or via email.
What people ask us about gardening
What is gardening?
Gardening is all about creating a great environment for you. With our range of plants, garden outbuildings, sheds, water features and lighting you can create a healthy and refreshing environment.
How do I get gardening ideas?
Our team are experts in outdoor living ideas. Ask us on your visit in store for some ideas and you’ll likely get a long list of practical steps to plan your outdoor living space.
Do I need to use peat free soil?
The gardening industry is heavily pushing towards using peat alternatives in compost products, which are much kinder on the environment.
Are loose seeds any good?
Loose seeds are a very economical way of planting vegetable patches. We still sell loose peas, beans and onion sets during the spring planting season and they are as good in quality as packet seeds while being much cheaper.
Where can I buy garden tools?
Monkton Elm carries a huge range of high quality garden tools for both general purpose and specialist tools for specific uses.