horticultural questions and answers 13th August - topics include: Crocosmia varieties for clay soil, Impatiens fungal leaf spot, pruning blueberries, vegetables for winter growing, plants for north facing gardens, controlling apple tree pests.
Horticultural questions and answers 11th November - Topics include: Overwintering gladioli, White fly on brassicas, Quick growing hedges for small gardens, Pruning pyracantha, Growing tree peonies, Patio fruit trees
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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…
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.
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.
This page provides advice on how to prune camelias. March is the time to prune your Camellia, as soon as the flowers fade. Remove any dead growth first, and then trim each stem back to a healthy outward facing bud to shape the plant and remove the faded blooms. Reduce the long stems at the top of…
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...
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.
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.
Horticultural questions and answers 4th May 2012 - topics include: Frosted hydrangeas, Growing leeks, Russell Hybrid Lupins, Organic tomato fertilisers, Controlling dicentra
Horticultural questions and Answers 28th October - Topics include: Overwintering aeoniums, Replanting hedges, Planting tulips for spring, Lifting begonia tubers, Growing alpine strawberries
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Horticultural questions and answers 10th February 2012 - topics include: Growing sweet peas, Pruning Penstemons, Hand pollinating peach trees, Chitting potatoes, Growing Begonias from seed.
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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 check whether you have honey fungus on your abutilon plants.
Horticultural questions and answers 4th October 2013 - topics include: Over-wintering variegated Azara serrata cuttings, Azara microphylla not flowering, how deep to plant tulips, planting autumn shallot sets, mutated sweet corn, how to grow perennial plug plants in autumn, over-wintering Azaleas.
Horticultural questions and answers 5th April 2013 - topics include: Germinating Dietes (wild Iris), pruning jasmine, when to prune roses, growing Leptospermum in the UK.
horticultural questions and answers 4th March - topics include: Planting hardy orchids, Wildlife shrubs for a north facing position, Growing Phalenopsis orchids, Moving shrubs and climbers, Grafting tomato plants, Fungal diseases on pansies.
Horticultural questions and answers 1st November 2013 - topics include: Planting around ponds, will my figs ripen before winter, caterpillars on clematis and Alstroemeria, do roses need winter protection, yellowing Pelargonium leaves indoors, rotting flowers on courgettes, tree lily winter care.
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Horticultural question and answer session with our horticultural expert Sue Foster. Topics include: Pests and Diseases, when to harvest autumn planted potatoes, when to plant arum lilies, black bamboo cultivation tips, overwintering burgundy shamrock, runner beans.
Horticultural questions and answers 5th October 2012 - topics include: Leaf Miner on Avocado plants, Planting out in Cyprus, Edible Passion Fruits
Lift begonia tubers once the foliage has died back for winter storage. Lift & divide overcrowded perennials. Harvest pumpkins for Halloween! Get more tips here¦
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Horticultural questions and answers 15th April - Topics include: Growing Ginger Lilies, Moving Primroses, Planting up flower pouches, Pruning Buddlejas, Controlling Peach leaf curl.
Growing garlic is easy, even if you only have space for a container on the patio! Read our garlic growing guide for advice on how to grow garlic at home.
Prepare your soil, and soak your bare roots before planting. Mark out your ground properly, and plant at equal distances for best results.
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…
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…
Horticultural Questions and answers 10th January 2014 - topics include: Pruning clematis armandii, Planting lily bulbs, Growing Phalaenopsis orchids, Transplanting Colchicums, Holly tree dropping leaves, Kitting out a greenhouse.
News Archive January 2012: Name that sunflower, fuchsias, super healthy currants, photo competitions, new black fuchsia, Alan Titchmarsh Collection¦
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Horticultural questions and answers 31st May 2013 - topics include: Hollyhocks not flowering, how to grow tuberose, Victoria Plum tree not flowering, tomato plants growing slowly.