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Liquid fertilisers are a great way to nourish your plants, providing nutrients in a readily available form, so they're quickly absorbed. There are many chemical fertilisers that will do the job but, by making your own using comfrey leaves, you'll have a steady supply of organic, ...
Create your own container display of marginal plants by following Chris Beardshaw's video advice on which compost to use and plant recommendations.summerMore advice on ponds and marginal plantsHow to maintain a healthy pond video project.How to plant marginals in a pond video pro...
leaves and cut the stem just below the leaf node: the point on the stem where leaves emerge.Remove the growing tip on the stem.Fill the seed tray with the compost-perlite mix, make a hole in it and insert the cutting, firming around it with a dibber. Take
of flowers through December and January.More on growing narcissiCarol Klein demonstrates how to cross-pollinate daffodils.Create a daffodil container.How to layer bulbs in a pot.Daffodils by Pippa Greenwood.
Learn how to grow overwintering onions for an early crop the following summer, with Chris Beardshaw's video advice. The video includes tips on spacing and planting depth.autumnMore advice on growing onionsRead Pippa Greenwood's blog on growing
Ensure your orchids last for years with Sarah Raven's video advice on caring for cymbidium and phalaenopsis varieties as houseplants.all year roundCaring for house plantsGrowing hippeastrum.How to grow orchids.Installing an automatic watering system
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
Repotting gives the plant a proportion of fresh compost to root into and this will provide water and nutrients to promote new growth. As a rule, choose a pot that is just a little larger than the one it was growing in before. Choose a container
as the flowers begin to fade. Most herbaceous plants can be cut back after flowering or at the end of the growing season.Established plantSecateursLong-handled loppersPruning sawOctober - March30 minutes Where buds are visible, prune just above them to prevent
Make Halloween extra-special by growing your own pumpkins from seed. Learn how in this archive clip from BBC Gardeners' World (please note that the seed trial Monty mentions is no longer running).springMore advice on growing vegetablesGrow potatoes