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can damage their leaves.More acer projectsPlant acer and ajuga in a containerDeal with acer tar spotBrowse acer varietiesAdd autumn colour to your garden
Learn how to add evergreen interest and structure to a border using box plants, by following Monty's video demonstration, with tips on planting techniques and soil preparation.spring or autumnMore advice on caring for box plantsHow to shape box topiaryPlanting up a Christmas pot ...
Chris Beardshaw demonstrates how to grow acid-loving South African proteas, with tips on positioning, growing medium, feeding and watering.springhalf an hourMore on container gardeningBrowse our collection of pot and container recipes View our
Make a bee-lineGreat flowers start with pollination, and for that you need bees. Find out how to get the busiest garden insects to work for you.How to... make a bee hotelGardens are extremely important for bumblebees, and vice versa. Bees need
banana plantsHow to wrap a banana plant for winter.Checking bananas for frost damage.Choose fruit varieties to grow in your gardenView a selection of tender perennials
You can't beat the taste of barbecued meat cooked on an open fire. Forget rushing to the garden centre to buy an expensive barbecue - set aside one day and you can have your own stylish brick barbecue.Once you've built your barbecue, why not turn
Follow Rachel de Thame's step-by-step video guide to making a Christmas wreath, using plant material gathered from around the garden, such as camellia leaves and berrying ivy.DecemberMore Christmas projectsMaking home-made Christmas decorations from
Learn how to plant colchicums, and pick up advice on soil enrichment, drainage and corm planting depth, in Chris Bearshaw's video guide.summerMore advice on plantingHow to plant in wavesGrowing dahlias from seedBrowse a variety of crocusesChoose autumn blooming bulbs
While you can't take cuttings from rhododendrons, there is a much simpler technique you can try - layering. Do it over the summer and by the following spring you'll have the beginnings of many new rhododendron plants.Established rhododendron plantSharp knifeRooting hormone (powde...
Growing from seed is a simple and economical way of raising new plants for your garden. First master the techniques by sowing annuals in spring that will reward you with flowers in summer, then use these basic skills to grow perennials, trees