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Watch Sarah Raven as she plants lupins and shares her tips on soil acidity and drainage.More advice on growing flowersCreating a cutting patch video project.Planting out cerinthes.Caring for peonies.Growing dahlias from seed.
Learn how to plant out marsh orchids, with Carol Klein's video demonstration from the Jungle garden at Berryfields.springMore advice on growing exotic plantsCaring for cannas video project.Growing exotic plants from seed.Planting eucomis bulbs
Learn how to grow your own supply of tender, succulent peas, in Monty's video guide. Monty recommends a particularly good long-podded variety and shares advice on soil preparation and seed spacing.springMore on growing fruit and vegRead Jane Moore's blog on growing mangetout and ...
not to bruise or damage stems by tying too tightly. Soft string, garden twine, plastic-coated wire or proprietary plant tiesScissors, flower snips or sharp knifeApril - June 5 minutes per plant, as needed in the growing seasonFor trained fruit and wall shrubs
Ensure a burst of spring colour by sowing polyanthus seeds in the previous summer. Watch Monty's video, including tips on compost and aftercare, to find out how.summerMore advice on primulasHow to rejuvinate primrosesBrowse primula varietiesView spring-blooming bulbs
While you can't take cuttings from rhododendrons, there is a much simpler technique you can try - layering. Do it over the summer and by the following spring you'll have the beginnings of many new rhododendron plants.Established rhododendron plantSharp knifeRooting hormone (powde...
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...
of them. Bare-root rose plantSpadeForkBamboo caneGranular fertiliser, such as chicken manureDecember - mid-March 20 minutes for each rose June - AugustDig out a hole in the soil to the depth of a garden spade and the same width. Put the soil to one side
Roses can be grown successfully from cuttings and will grow on to make good flowering plants. Choose healthy stems of the current season's growth and follow our step-by-step advice to be sure of success. Roots will be produced over the winter months