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to check it fits evenly. Keep it flat by pressing out any folds.Using a pair of old scissors, cut the liner so that it fits just under the rim of the pan with as few folds as possible. The liner shouldn't be visible once the feature has been completely
Pliable, young willow stems are the perfect material to use for making plant supports. Easy and quick to assemble, willow supports are attractive features in their own right, before they are eventually hidden by lush plant growth.Willow stemsBamboo canesSecateursGarden twine or s...
's still advisable to take cuttings as a back-up, which you can then overwinter.PenstemonIce plants are very reliable in hot, dry positions. Varieties of Sedum spectabile and S. telephium are particularly lovely. The green, domed heads of buds
seed. Bedding plants benefit most from daily deadheading as it will extend the life of the plants and encourage them to continue producing more flowers through the summer.Scissors, floral snips or secateursMarch - late-August10 minutes a dayThe dying
Learn environmentally friendly methods for controlling aphids, and other garden pests with Monty's guide to organic insecticides and how they work. Monty also talks you through how to make your own, organic pesticide.summerAdvice on aphids and other garden pestsAphidsMealybugsWhi...
Learn how to plant and pinch out cerinthes with Sarah Raven's video guide, from the cutting patch at Berryfields.springMore advice on growing flowersGrowing lupins video projectSarah Raven creates a cutting patch at BerryfieldsChris Beardshaw gives
Dry compostStorage box or containerautumn30 mins, plus drying timeUsing secateurs, cut down dahlia stems to a few centimetres from ground level and compost the leaves.Dig all around the dahlia clump and lift the tubers with a fork, taking great care
. Dahlia plantSticks or canesStringJune - August15 minutesJuly - SeptemberCheck dahlias each week; if they're starting to flop tie the main stem to a supporting cane or stick with garden string. Don't tie the string too loosely, but allow a little room
end.To make an arch, push each end of the tied whips 15cm into the soil. Overlap the arches as you go. Five arches will cover about 1.8m, depending on how far they overlap.AdamLiving willow can be used to make all kinds of garden sculptures
Carol Klein demonstrates how to rejuvenate primula vulgaris by separating newly rooted growth and replanting it.springMore advice on growing flowersCaring for peoniesGrowing lupinsPlanting out cerinthesGrowing dahlias from seed