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up.MayMay - September30 minutesRudbeckia hirta 'Toto' x5Gazanias, yellow and orange-coloured x5Long metal troughCrocksMulti-purpose compostFill a metal trough with crocks to help drainage, then top up with a layer of multi-purpose compost
, gritty compost. They take up to three months to germinate at about 15°C and should be left for a few years before transplanting and growing on.PropagationMore plants to grow for late-summer colourChoose flowers for late-summer colourCombine asters, sedums
Learn how to grow dahlias for cut flowers, in Rachel de Thame's video demonstration. Rachel recommends varieties and shares tips on soil preparation, planting, feeding and staking young plants.early summerMore advice on growing dahliasLift and store
Follow Joe Swift's step-by-step video guide to creating a lightweight garden pergola using yachting cable, with tips on choosing the best climbers.all year roundMore on plant supportsTips on using plant supportsConstructing a metal obeliskBuilding a hazel trellisCreating a spiral...
Learn how to give frost-tender plants the best chance of surviving the winter, by following Rachel de Thame's video advice, with tips on watering and where to store plants.October-NovemberMore on protecting plants over winterHow to protect tender plants for the winterHow to prote...
Sarah Raven demonstrates the best method for planting a rose to avoid root rock and sucker growth.spring or autumnMore advice on caring for rosesPlanting a rambling rose against a tree video projectHow to plant a rose, with Monty DonPruning shrub rosesHow to remove rose leaf-roll...
plants from seedSarah Raven's video project on planting eucomis bulbsHow to plant marsh orchids in bordersCreating a canna container displayView a variety of tender perennial plantsBrowse tender perennial plantsView plants by flower couple
How to care for cannasCreating a canna container displayTackling canna virusHow to protect tender plants for the winterBrowse tender perennial plantsView plants by flower colour
Gazania's bright orange daisies add a fiery glow to this tropical planting combination, while the lantana romps away and the sanvitalia busily produces small, daisy-like flowers. The effect is one of guaranteed sunshine, whatever the weather
with the evergreen foliage of libertia.all year roundApril - August20 minutesCrocosmia 'Irish Dawn' x2Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau' x1Libertia ixioides 'Goldfinger' x1Celosia caracas x3Terracotta pot, 45cm diameterMulti-purpose compostSlow-release fertiliserPlace a