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foliage and anything else that takes your fancy.SecateursTwiggy stems from the gardenSprigs of conifer, holly or any other evergreen foliageCones, dried flowerheads, seedheads, slices of dried orange or any other decoration you choose
to cut and bend, so a whole clutch of cone hanging baskets can be made in under an hour.1 50cm x 100cm aluminium sheet per cone1.5m of thin galvanised wireFelt pen and stringMetal cutters and a small bradawl50cm x 100cm piece of bubble wrapIvy and ferns
This heart-shaped frame will create instant impact for Valentine's day without breaking the bank. You can make your topiary frame with a metal coat hanger, a cane and some garden wire. Ivy plantTerracotta potWire coat hangerThin garden wire25cm
If deadheaded regularly, pretty bellis daisies will keep flowering for weeks, offering a colourful display through spring and into summer. The ivy in this pot recipe can be planted in the garden when the display is past its best.February - April
in a cool, lightly shaded spot.AdamWhen it's flowered, cut back the begonia and move it indoors. The ferns can be repotted or enjoyed in the garden.More planting combinations for shadeGrowing shade-loving acer and ajuga.Grow plants for shade
Learn how to add evergreen interest and structure to a border using box plants, by following Monty's video demonstration, with tips on planting techniques and soil preparation.spring or autumnMore advice on caring for box plantsHow to shape box topiaryPlanting up a Christmas pot ...
Monty Don offers video guidance on repotting a star jasmine, with advice on retaining moisture and limiting root disturbance.summerMore planting advicePotting up plantsGrowing hippeastrumPlanting marsh orchids in bordersPotting on sweet peasBrowse a selection of jasmine plantsVie...
Crocks or polystyrene for drainageJohn Innes No.3 potting compost1 x controlled-release fertiliser tabletNoma 120 red outdoor static berry lightsAdd crocks to the pot, half fill with compost and pop in a slow-release fertiliser tablet.Position the holly in the centre
of the thyme and ivy. September - early FebruaryFebruary - April20 minutesPansy plants x2Thymus pulegioides 'Archer's Gold' x2Ivy plants x3Medium-sized window boxFill the window box with compost. Place the pansies centrally and add one thyme on either side
or door for a limited period, while still allowing it to close. Don't plug into outdoor sockets if the transformer will be exposed.DecemberWinteran hour2 x 50cm-tall box cones8 x pink cyclamen8 x Senecio cineraria2 x 32cm Fibreclay square faux