The Mains of Drum has a large, relaxed outdoor plant area stocking a wide variety of the freshest and finest quality plants, shrubs, trees, herbs, seasonal flowers, fruit and vegetable plants. Whether you’re a keen gardener or just a beginner our team of friendly experts are at hand to provide any advice you may need.
Buying Outdoor Plants
When buying plants from a garden centre you will find almost all of them to be container grown. This will ensure that the planting out of these is easier on the plant itself, causing next to no root disturbance, and they can therefore be planted at any time of year.Plants can be planted out into the garden as long as the ground is warm enough/not frozen or waterlogged. It is always a good idea to try and find the right plant for the right spot in your garden. Whether it is a shaded, dry or windy site having the right plant in the right situation will only benefit the plant and help it to thrive. The soil may need some preparation before planting, such as improving with some bags of farmyard manure, some grit will help assist drainage and mycorrhizal fungi / bone meal will encourage the plants to establish more quickly. Just remember, right plant – right place – great garden!
We try our very best to have in stock a range of plants for everyone but if you can’t find what you are looking for then please advise a member of the Plant Area staff and we will try our best to source it for you. We have our plants set out in sections to try and assist you when you are looking for something particular:
Acers, Deciduous Shrubs, Herbaceous, Alpines, Evergreen Shrubs, Large Specimen Plants. Bedding, Fruit, Rhododendrons/Azaleas, Buxus/Topiary, Grasses, Roses, Climbers/Clematis, Grow Your Own Starter Shrubs/Herbaceous, Conifers, Heathers, Trees.
Sometimes for display purposes some plants are used in different areas so please feel free to ask a member of staff if there is something which you cannot find.