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I’m a gardening expert – planting your flowers ‘in the wrong spot’ could spell disaster and disease in your garden

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Gardens across the country are blooming with colour at the moment, thanks to the warmer temperatures.

However, a gardening expert has warned that it’s very important where exactly you are planting your plant bulbs, as if you plant them in the ‘wrong spot’, it could be very detrimental to the health of your garden.

William Mitchell of Sutton Manor Nursery, explained that it is extremely important not to place plants "in the wrong spot".

He said: "This is something that your casual gardener most likely will never even think about.

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"However, it can be extremely important for a perfectly healthy plant.

"When thinking about where exactly you should place your plant, you should always know the exact needs of the plant."

According to William, crowding too many plants into beds and borders could see disease rip through your beautiful display.

He continued: "It can be very bad for the plants if they are placed too close to each other.

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"Much like humans, plants do not like to be too cramped and crowded.

"They need air circulating them and room for them to spread their branches and their roots as they grow.

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"Crowding plants together can also help the spread of diseases and therefore spreading them out helps stop the spread of unwanted diseases."

So if you want to get your flowers planted and are wondering how to pick the best spot, William has some top advice for you. 

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William added: "If your plant needs shade then placing it in an area of your garden that is always in full sun during the summer months may not be very good for the health of the plant.

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"For it to grow exactly how it should, then it should be placed in an area that receives a lot of shade and best suits its needs."

As a result, it’s very important that you are careful when planting your flowers and ensure that they have enough space for how large they are expected to grow.

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