Gardening at The Mains of Drum

“There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.”
Janet Kilburn Phillips

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.

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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!

Do you have a question to ask our garden experts? The Mains of Drum Plant and Garden Care team, Susan Lindsay, Dr Jane Bingham, Paula Horne,  Jimmy Mcrae and Claire McPherson, are ready to help.

Use the form below and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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.

The Gardening Club

As a family run garden centre we’d like to think of our customers as our extended family. Take advantage of great savings all year round with our Gardening Club Member savings!

Membership Benefits
  • 10% discount on all full price outdoor plants, bulbs, seeds, gardening sundries, pots, ornaments and pet and wild bird care.
  • The Mains of Drum Restaurant vouchers – relax and enjoy a complimentary tea or filter coffee
  • Special discounts at members evenings throughout the year
  • Newsletters keeping you up to date with news, tips and topical features
  • Plus additional special offers and events throughout the year.

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.

The Mains of Drum guarantee to credit or replace any container grown hardy plant which dies, providing it has received reasonable care, bears a Mains of Drum Garden Centre label and is presented for examination with proof of purchase within two years.

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