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…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 and spring garden.
…depths of winter to drying winds in the summer which scorch foliage and break fragile stems. In a coastal garden the wind is also laden with salt which only the toughest plants can tolerate. When drawing up coastal garden designs it's worth knowing which plants will thrive, so your garden not only…
Divide perennial plants to increase your stock. Deadhead winter pansies to keep them flowering longer. Plant potatoes & sow parsnips now. Read more tips here¦
News Archive November 2011: Shelf life of vegetable seeds, Tokely's Tales gardening blog, groundcover plants, Christmas gifts for gardeners, winter greenhouses.
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.
Summer's nearly over, so it's time to think about planting bulbs and winter-flowering plants. It's also the perfect time to think about planting fruit. Read more here¦
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…
Spring bulbs herald an end to dark winter days, bringing a welcome splash of colour to the garden when few other plants are in flower. Take a look at our pick of the best spring bulbs.
horticultural questions and anwers 15th October - topics include: Planting hanging baskets, bedding plants for a south facing garden, storing begonias over winter, why onions bolt, how to kill invasive bamboo, growing globe artichokes in containers.
…new dimension to gardening, helping to utilise all the available space. With hanging baskets you can not only brighten up a sunny wall, but with the right choice of plants, use them to brighten up shady areas, for porches, conservatories and even provide fresh herbs through the winter with an indoor…
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