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Lilies are bursting into elegant and colourful blooms at this time of year . It's a dramatic sight, and one you can prolong by simply removing the flowers as they fade.Lily plantsSecateursJuly - August10 minutesJuly - AugustTidy up the lily flowerheads once the petals have fallen...
Follow Joe Swift's step-by-step video guide to creating a lightweight garden pergola using yachting cable, with tips on choosing the best climbers.all year roundMore on plant supportsTips on using plant supportsConstructing a metal obeliskBuilding a
When planting, make sure that the top of the compost in the pot is level with the surrounding soil surface. Take time to plant carefully so that the plants all have a good start in life. Follow our step-by-step tips for success.Pot-grown plantGarden
Sarah Raven demonstrates how to plant a bare-root tree or shrub in a pot, before planting out in its permanent border position.October-November, February-MarchMore planting advicePlanting a bare-root rosePlanting a shrubPlanting a bare-root treePlanting a fig tree
the bamboo-like Arundo donax, with its magnificent grey-green stems that can exceed 3m in height. 'Macrophylla' is slightly chunkier than the species Arundo donax, has bigger leaves, and is better suited to smaller gardens.Arundo donax 'Macrophylla'The golden
Make Halloween extra-special by growing your own pumpkins from seed. Learn how in this archive clip from BBC Gardeners' World (please note that the seed trial Monty mentions is no longer running).springMore advice on growing vegetablesGrow potatoes
, this spreading plant features clumps of strappy leaves alongside sprays of trumpet flowers in shades of red, yellow and orange.My top plants for extending colourCrocosmiaThis plant is ideal for the no-fuss gardener. The large, long-lasting flowers in pinks
Snowdrops transplant well when they are in leaf and even in flower and the bulbs can also be divided at the same time - a method known as 'in the green'. You can then replant new clumps of snowdrops in other places around the garden; it's a simple
Carol Klein explains how to create the optimum soil conditions for growing camellias.With hints on environmentally friendly, acidic soil conditioners and guidance on spotting garden pest and signs of ill health, Carol offers a comprehensive guide
Find out how to add structure to borders with summer-flowering clematis, in Monty's video, which also includes advice on choosing plants, soil preparation, planting depth, feeding and watering.early summerMore on clematisFeature on late-flowering clematisHow to prevent clematis w...