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strong new shoots from the base. You may need to use long-handled loppers for more leverage if the wood is thick and tough.To rejuvenate old shrubs or coppice shrubs that are grown for the colour of their stems, hard prune all the stems down to 10cm - 15
Create new plants for your garden by learning how to divide clumps of herbaceous perennials with Sarah Raven's video guide.spring and autumnDividing plants in your gardenIrisesHostasAstersDay liliesBrowse a selection of herbaceous perennials
Watch Monty's video guide to planting shrub roses, and pick up tips on planting depth, preventing root rock and deterring aphids.spring or autumnMore advice on caring for rosesAdvice on pruning shrub rosesHow to plant a rose bushPlant a rambling rose against a treeAdvice on deali...
Learn how to plant a rose with Monty Don's video advice on how to avoid problems with suckers and root rock.spring or autumnMore advice on growing rosesMonty on pruning shrub rosesPlanting a rose video projectPlanting a rambling rose against a tree
Generate new plants from your hostas by following Monty Don's video guide to lifting, dividing and planting.spring and autumnPropagating plants by dividingIrisesHerbaceous perennialsAstersDay liliesView a selection of hosta plantsBrowse a variety of lilies
band to trees.Grease bandScissorsStringOctober - November10 minutesUnroll the grease band and measure how much you'll need around the base of your fruit tree.Cut off the length required, ensuring the ends overlap so there aren't any gaps
Pruning roses keeps them in shape and encourages more flower growth and healthier plants. Cut weak shoots right back to promote stronger growth from the base.Rose bushSecateursautumn or spring20 minutesRemove dead shoots and the tips of stems
Carol Klein explains how to hand-pollinate hellebores and guides you through the process, offering practical tips and advice.springMore advice on propagating plantsCarol Klein demonstrates how to cross-pollinate daffodils.Collecting allium seeds.Dividing irises.Self-seeding plant...
with your plants for water and nutrients.Avoid using sprinklers in the garden. They are not very efficient and can use up to 1000 litres of water an hour. Use seep hoses instead, which can be hidden beneath the soil and deliver water droplets directly