Garden Landscape & Design Flower Care


At Steven Ogg Landscape & Design we procure only the very best quality plants for our customers to ensure against premature plant failure. However, should any plant or shrub fail within 1 year of planting we guarantee to replace that item free of charge.

The diversity of garden plants and shrubs is such that to try and give instructions on every plant type would require a volume of books and is of course out with the scope of this web page. For speciality plants we will of course give instructions on how best to care for a particular type of plant. Generally there are some basics that apply to most plants and following these general instructions should ensure a long healthy life for the plants and enjoyment from the owner.

As every good gardner knows, you only get out of a garden what you put in. This is never more true than it is with flowering plants. Whether you want to slightly widen the spectrum of your garden with a dash of flowers here and there or create an orchestra of vibrant colour and eye candy, there are some basic things to take note of even before rushing off to bed those seeds, seedlings and bulbs.

  • Scotland can be a harsh environment for less hardy flowering plants so choose wisely when deciding on both flora and its location. Consider the effects of wind, driving rain and snow drifts in exposed areas, something that is easily forgetten when it's 25°C, sunny and not a leaf movement in sight.
  • Check tthat the soil is suitable for that specimen; you may need to up grade the soil or feed the flower or bulb with a suitable food.
  • Water on a regular basis in the spring and summer time but check how much water the plants. Don't water in direct sunlight. theb best time to water is in early morning or at dawn.
  • The optimum time to dig in most bulbs is October which will be ready to bloom in the spring time.

Flowering Plants Do's and Don'ts


  • Purchase a watering can of a suitable size for which to water your flowering plants.

  • Water the plants regularly during the cool of the evening.

  • From time to time, use a plant feed mixed into the water to help vitalise the soil.

  • In time as rain water washes through the soil, it is beneficial to add compost to the soil.

  • Pruning plants helps to stimulate growth and flowering.

  • The use of cane is required if your plants need support

  • Protect your plants from strong winds

  • Protect your plants from heavy snow by removing build up of deep snow fall.

  • Keep control over weeds as they will choke the plant, starving them of nutrients for flowers.

  • There are many good books available to help care for your flowering plants.


  • Use a watering can that has had weed killer in it. Use a RED can set aside for this work

  • Over-water.

  • Let water fall directly onto the plant and flowers in strong sunlight; this will burn the plant.

  • Allow your plants to be subjected to strong winds, unless they are of a hardy variety.

  • Cut back the plant too far as this may kill the plant.

  • If you stay in the Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy ,Glenrothes or Edinburgh district please call or contact us via email if you require advice or a Tree surgeons  assistance.