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on growing bulbsPlanting summer bulbs in a container.Growing agapanthus from bulbs.Creating a colourful container display of daffodils.Planting iris bulbs.
't be simpler or cheaper to create. Just use Christmas tree branches trimmed from the base of a tree, greenery gathered from your garden and a set of lights. We used pittosporum, miscanthus, ivy seed heads and a couple of phormium leaves.DecemberWinteran hour
This colourful display of bronze-coloured foliage, orange flowers and the red berries of the skimmia will warm up any cold or dull winter's day. You can vary the colours with other varieties of phormium, heuchera and pansy if you prefer, but all will look good into the spring. Se...
Herbs can transform a meal into a feast, enhancing and adding flavour to a huge array of dishes. Grow them in a pot by your back door for ease of access while you're cooking.The herbs in this pot recipe will all enhance the flavour of meat. Rosemary
or lightly shaded, sheltered spot against a fence or wall.AdamGive your roses a boost with a slow-release fertiliser in March and again in July.More advice on growing rosesAdvice on dealing with rose rust.How to prevent rose bloom balling.Taking rose cuttings
Monty demonstrates how to sow carrot seed and shares tips on protecting your crop from carrot root fly with a combination of physical barriers, companion planting and later sowings.spring-summerMore advice on growing carrotsAdvice on dealing
of clean straw. In cold areas, add a layer of soil for extra frost protection. Cover with plastic sheeting.More on growing and harvesting carrotsHarvesting carrots video project.Growing carrots in a container.Thinning carrots.Browse a variety of vegetable
with dry silver sand when making initial sowings, so you can see exactly how far apart you're sowing the seed.If you don't mind small carrots, make just one thinning to leave seedlings 4cm apart.Advice on growing carrotsMonty Don's video project on growing
holes with your pencil. Then, holding each seedling by its leaves, gently tease the roots into the planting hole. Firm the soil around each plant and water.AdamMore on growing edible cropsRead Adam Pasco's blog on growing chilli peppersGrowing basil from
Learn how to grow your own crop of delicious, juicy dessert grapes, in this video clip featuring Monty Don. Monty recommends some high-quality, disease-resistant varieties and shares tips on soil preparation and planting depth.spring to autumn