Graham Rice

Author bio:

Graham Rice

Graham Rice is an award-winning garden writer and blogger with
special interests in perennials, annuals and container plants, and
choosing plants for specific garden situations. His blog Transatlantic
was awarded Garden Blog Of The Year in 2014 and his
Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Perennials was awarded
Garden Book of The Year.

There are 19 articles by Graham:

witch hazel

Five winter-flowering plants

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Choose some great plants that flower in winter to add interest to your garden. Plantsman Graham Rice chooses his five favourite winter beauties.


Five bulbs to plant and forget

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Plan ahead and plant bulbs this autumn for weeks of colour next spring. Graham Rice has five garden stalwarts you can buy and plant now.


Plants to avoid if you have kids

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Avoid plants with prickles, thorns and toxic sap to keep children safe in the garden with advice from Graham Rice.


5 plants to gobsmack visitors

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Surprise visitors to your garden with huge sunflowers, gigantic pumpkins, stinky lilies and big dahlias. Here’s 5 unusual plants to grow.

Polyanthus Pacific Giant

Grow a rainbow

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If you love beauty and colour in your garden take a look at these plants. Each type offers a huge variety of colours to bring your garden alive.


Five plants to smother weeds

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Choose to grow ground cover plants in your garden to naturally smother weeds. They cover the ground and don’t leave any spaces where weeds can grow.

Weigela florida 'Variegata'

Five bomb-proof bushes

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Autumn is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs. Here are five easy to grow, low maintenance shrubs from plantsman, Graham Rice.

Wild teasel

Five plants to attract birds

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Garden birds need all year round support. You can create a beautiful garden full of fantastic plants that not only look good but feed the birds too.

French marigold

Five flowers for summer pots

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Flowers in pots provide instant colour to a drab spot in the garden. Here are 5 plants you can’t go wrong with.

Venus fly trap

Five plants to amuse kids

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If the kids show an interest in gardening, start planning now to nurture their enthusiasm and choose easy, fun plants to entertain and educate them.


5 plants for a fence

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Use the fences and walls in your garden to create colourful and dramatic borders. Graham Rice suggests five great plants for growing against a fence.


Five plants to rub and sniff

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Gardening is not just all about colour. Add interesting leaves and floral fragrance to bring additional richness to your surroundings and you’re on your way to something far more satisfying.