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in earthy shades produce natural-looking effects and appealing textures that will add interest to any stretch of lawn.2-3cm diameter pebblesSlate chippingsA bag of ready-mixed cement26 litre tub trugPieces of steel mesh large enough to fit base of tub trug
Follow Joe Swift's step-by-step video demonstration to making your own rustic plant supports for climbers, from bamboo canes.all year roundMore on plant supportsCreating a metal obeliskConstructing a hazel trellisMaking a spiral plant supportSupporting your plants
Ensure a burst of spring colour by sowing polyanthus seeds in the previous summer. Watch Monty's video, including tips on compost and aftercare, to find out how.summerMore advice on primulasHow to rejuvinate primrosesBrowse primula varietiesView spring-blooming bulbs
if you're building a large bed. Most hire shops will rent them out inexpensively.More garden DIY projectsBuild a raised bedVideo advice on laying a slab path Lay a decked pathway - video project with Monty DonMake a wooden planterHow to lay a patio
. Garden fork Sharp knifeLarge potsGritty compost mix made from equal parts grit or perlite and potting compostLabel and pencilDecember - January30 minutesUse a garden fork to lift the whole plant out of the ground gently, taking care not to damage its
Watch Monty's video guide to planting shrub roses, and pick up tips on planting depth, preventing root rock and deterring aphids.spring or autumnMore advice on caring for rosesAdvice on pruning shrub rosesHow to plant a rose bushPlant a rambling rose against a treeAdvice on deali...
and below one at the base. Leave one leaf at the top and remove all the lower leaves.Dip the base of the cutting into rooting hormone mixture. Insert several cuttings into a large pot of gritty compost.Water well, place the pot in a shaded spot and leave
Learn how to plant a rose with Monty Don's video advice on how to avoid problems with suckers and root rock.spring or autumnMore advice on growing rosesMonty on pruning shrub rosesPlanting a rose video projectPlanting a rambling rose against a treeDealing with rose rust
Follow Chris Beardshaw's step-by-step video guide to taking semi-ripe cuttings from plants, with advice on choosing the best plant material and how to prepare the cuttings.September - OctoberMore advice on propagating plantsHow to take basal cuttingsTaking summer cuttingsTaking r...
Follow Chris Beardshaw's video guide to transplanting shrubs. Chris explains the benefits of forward planning when transplanting a shrub, giving it the best chance of surviving the move.autumnMore advice on growing shrubsHow to plant a shrub.Learn how to prune spring-flowering sh...