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Create your own 'cutting patch' with Sarah Raven's video guide. Learn how, by growing cut-and-come-again annuals and biennials in a separate bed, you can prevent your borders from looking bare. springMore advice on growing flowersGrowing lupins
containers as your plants grow, watering them regularly and feeding them once a week. Most varieties should begin flowering about nine months after sowing. Keep them in a cool spot.AdamRemove faded flowers or yellowing leaves by twisting stems and giving them
Follow Carol Klein's video guide to cross-pollinating two daffodil varieties using a pen. springMore advice on growing daffodilsForcing narcissiCreating a daffodil containerLayering bulbs in a potDaffodils blog, by Pippa GreenwoodBrowse a variety
Monty Don demonstrates how to plant up and age a stone container to create a formal garden display.springPlanting suggestions for a formal containerDark foliage display with scabiousClassic pelargonium and nemesia containerFormal dressing with myrtle and campanulaRose display wit...
Watch Monty Don's step-by-step video guide to growing garlic in autumn, ready for harvesting in midsummer, with advice on planting depth, spacing and how to choose the best bulbs.OctoberMore advice on growing garlicRead Lila Das Gupta's blog
Monty Don demonstrates how to lift garlic without damaging the bulbs, offering tips for drying and storing.summerMore advice on growing alliumsRead Lila Das Gupta's blog on growing garlicGrowing garlic practical projectMonth's advice on Growing
Arisaema speciosum is an unusual perennial from the eastern Himalayas. It grows from fat, knobbly tubers, which are best planted singly in large pots for stability.You will probably find a shoot already emerging from one end of the rhizome, so plant
Onions are easy and cheap to grow, whether from seed or from heat-treated sets. Follow our step-by-step guide, below, on growing onions from seed (skip to Step 3 for instructions on planting out sets).Onion sets are miniature or immature onions
Peas are straightforward to grow and are so sweet and delicious when freshly harvested that they can be eaten raw. There are three main types: shelling peas (where only the actual peas are eaten), sugar snaps (where the entire, fleshy pod is eaten
Learn how to plant up a traditional hanging basket, with Sarah Raven's advice on choosing a basket and plants, as well as tips on retaining water. springMore advice on hanging basketsRachel de Thame demonstrates how to plant up a traditional hanging basket.Watering hanging baske...