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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...
should be able to buy all the ingredients for your plant support from a garden centre or DIY store for less than £10.Galvanised wire1.5m bamboo cane45cm terracotta potWire cuttersCompostIvy plantall year round30 minutesCut a 3m length of wire and bend
Sarah Raven offers guidance on planting tomatoes outside, with advice on choosing varieties that will ripen well in the UK climate, as well as those that grow well in hanging baskets.springMore advice on growing tomatoesGrowing tomatoes in pots and grow bagsGrowing tomatoes frGro...
. This will again cause sideshoots to grow and the plants can be given a final shaping and tidy up if necessary in early autumn. Box topiary, secateurs, sheep-hand shears, large scissors or garden shearsMay - August 20 minutes for each plantUse secateurs scissors
The gentle babble of flowing water from this urn water feature helps to create a calm and soothing mood in the garden. A water feature like this is really simple to assemble and is also a safe choice if you have young children
Bamboo canesSecateursGarden twine or stringJanuaryWeave several willow stems together.Bend the entwined willow stems into a circle about 45cm in diameter.Once your circle is complete, trim off any untidy ends, and secure with string if necessary.Insert four
In order to get the best out of your garden plants and crops, it’s worth testing your soil pH. In the UK this ranges from 3.5 (strongly acid) to 8.5 (strongly alkaline), with 7 being neutral. Most fruit and vegetables prefer soils that have a