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Tiny sap-sucking scale insects. They are 1-6mm long, and their whitish, grey-brown shells are covered by protective, waxy scales. The insects don't cause too much damage unless they are present in huge numbers, but some excrete an unsightly, sticky, sugary substance (called honey...
Brighten up your usual daffodil container display by adding a few low-growing, flowering plants. The dwarf size of celandines makes them perfect for containers and they look stunning against this blue-flowering corydalis. September - early November
will do.More winter plant projectsPlant up a hellebore and carex pot displayCreating a winter display of aster and ornamental cabbageGrowing pansies for winter colour
for your pot as they have been known to climb walls.More advice on growing strawberriesLearn how to raise new strawberry plants.Follow our step-by-step guide to growing early strawberries.Protecting strawberries from pests and soil splashes.Plant up a
In this easy-to-make display, we've combined aloe with a contemporary planter to produce a simple but striking result. Aloe is a succulent plant which, although frost tender, will survive in a sheltered spot in summer. May - AugustMay - October30 minutesAloe variegata x4Decorativ...
spell.More ideas for summer colourPlanting flowers for late-summer colour.Creating a summer display of lilies.Growing summer raspberries.
leaves of the low-growing bugle will soon hide the compost, and in spring and early summer, dark blue flowers will add to the scheme. all year roundApril - August20 minutesJapanese maple, Acer palmatum dissectum x1Bugle, Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow' x4Tall
're in flower, to choose colours that suit your schemeMore on growing rock garden plantsAdvice on growing sempervivumsHow to make an alpine troughVideo advice on planting alpines through gravelMaking an alpine pathCreate an alpine raised bed
Acid-loving azaleas grow happily in pots of ericaceous compost, so you can enjoy these plants even without acid garden soil. They come in a wide range of colours, from deep red and pink to orange, yellow or pure white. Some even have a wonderful
in the bowl. We planted tall drumstick primulas in white and lilac in the centre with lower-growing primroses around the outside.Once you're happy with the arrangement, top up the bowl with compost, firming it around the plants with your fingers