Most gardeners have at least one difficult spot in their garden. One of the most challenging is the shade cast by buildings and trees. A shady spot can be difficult for plants as it creates a cool environment and is often coupled with dry soil or very damp soil. However there are many plants that…
These popular spring bulbs produce showy and highly fragrant flowers on neat compact stems. Ideal for growing in containers, window boxes or garden borders, try growing hyacinth bulbs indoors too for fragrant Christmas gifts or simply to brighten up your own home!
What to sow in December: begonia, geranium, antirrhinum, laurentia, cyclamen, windowsill herbs, winter salad leaves, hardy broad beans, exhibition onions¦
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This page provides advice on how to prune raspberries and when you should prune your autumn fruiting raspberries. You need to treat the summer ones slightly differently to the autumn ones. Prune all of your autumn fruiting raspberry canes to ground level...
Planting bulbs, corms and tubers is an easy way to ensure colourful displays in your garden, particularly in spring before the rest of the garden has woken from its winter dormancy. Bulbs can be planted in containers or borders, and look particularly effective when naturalised in grass. There are…
Why not try something a little bit different, and grow your own mushrooms? Mushroom growing may seem complicated but our mushroom dowels, mushroom spawn and complete mushroom growing kits all provide full instructions and everything you will need to grow your own mushrooms - no specialist equipment…
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Horticultural questions and answers 8th March 2013 - topics include: How to take Daphne cuttings, filling raised beds with topsoil, what to do with leftover grit and vermiculite, when does rhubarb start growing in the spring, how to improve heavy clay soil, growing Wisteria in a tree.
Looking for instant impact? Here are our suggestions the best shrubs, trees, perennials and evergreen plants to get your garden off to a flying start.
When choosing trees for small gardens it is worth considering just how much space you have and which seasons of interest best suit your planting scheme. Trees can bring all sorts of interest to your garden whether through flowers, foliage, fruit or bark; and can create colour and interest all year…
Horticultural questions and answers 11th January 2013 - topics include: New garden ideas, what to do with wet soil, plants for hot dry gardens, pruning apricot, almond and pomegranate trees, forcing hyacinth bulbs for May, potting up miniature roses, how many lilies to plant per container.
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Horticultural questions and answers 14th June 2013 - topics include: Mandevilla not flowering, aphids on apple trees, Oleander toxicity, sweet rocket changing colour, ground cover lilies height, controlling lily beetle, yellowing leaves on sweet peas, how to grow lavender from seed, how to prune…
This page provides advice on how to get rid of horse radish in your garden. We're afraid you'll need to be persistent with this! Dig up as much of the roots as you can (dig deeply rather than just pulling them up from the surface).
This page provides advice on how to prune apple trees including grafted apple trees and dwarf apple trees.
Horticultural questions and answers 15th April - Topics include: Growing Ginger Lilies, Moving Primroses, Planting up flower pouches, Pruning Buddlejas, Controlling Peach leaf curl.
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Horticultural questions and asnswers 7th March 2014 -topics include: Planting bareroot gooseberries, Grafting methods for fruit trees, Pruning mature apple trees, Moving spring bulbs, Growing Rhubarb
Find out how to get rid of blanket weed that grows in ponds. Blanket weed can be a real problem when the water warms up during warm spring days.
Winter bedding plants are biennial or perennial plants which are planted in the autumn, some flowering throughout the winter during milder spells, before putting on a burst of vigorous growth in the spring. We've listed our 10 best winter bedding plants for a welcome splash of colour in your winter…
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What to sow in May: biennials, foxglove, sweet william, perennials, primula, aquilegia, godetia, sunflower, nasturtium, runner and French beans, melon, herbs¦
For the very finest sweet pea blooms for cut flowers and exhibiting we are always recommended to sow in the autumn. Bernard Jones explains why and describes the ideal technique.
What to sow in November: winter salads, windowsill herbs, spring onion, pak choi, broad bean, sweet peas, foxglove 'Camelot', verbascum, lupin, delphinium¦
Evergreen shrubs provide permanent structure in the garden and all-year-round interest. They come in a whole range of foliage colours and many have showy or fragrant flowers too. Read on and discover the best evergreen shrubs for your garden.
Horticultural questions and answers 22nd February 2013 - topics include: Growing Hibiscus, pruning a hardy fuchsia, repotting clematis, pruning clematis, daffodil blindness, outdoor tomato varieties, growing Bougainvillea in the UK, lily bulbs sprouting early.
If you're asking What vegetables can I grow in winter??, take a look at our top 10 winter growing vegetables that will keep you out in the garden all year round!
Known as the New Zealand Yam, Oca is an unusual member of the Oxalis family that has long been grown in the Andes for its nutritionally rich tubers with a tangy lemon flavour that becomes nuttier once cooked.
Ground cover plants are useful in the garden for covering bare patches of soil beneath trees or shrubs or for covering steep banks where access is difficult. Their roots also help to stabilise soil on steep slopes. Ground cover plants brighten up otherwise dull areas and will suppress weeds, making…
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Amaryllis bulbs are popular for their large flamboyant blooms. Naturally flowering in the winter and spring, amaryllis bulbs are often given as Christmas gifts. Growing amaryllis is so rewarding - they're easy to plant and with a little care can easily be encouraged to bloom again! Read on to learn…
Horticultural questions and answers 7th February 2014 - topics include: Moving Oriental Poppies, Growing plants from old seeds, Layering a climbing Hydrangea, Moving Asparagus crowns, Overwintering cactus.