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For a short but glorious time in June oriental poppies come into their own, providing flamboyant displays to enliven borders, says Carol Klein.Most gardeners yearn for a splash of glamour, and the most flamboyant of all June's flowers has
Streptocarpus is easy to propagate from leaf cuttings. Summer is the best time to do it, as plant cells divide quickly, promoting growth. You don't need a lot of kit - just a pot filled with sieved compost, a plastic bag, a piece of string and a good sharp knife. Plastic potsSee...
.Bulbs need enough time in the cold and dark for the root system to develop and support flowering. Use a thermometer to ascertain that your shed or garden is cold enough (it should be around 10°C). Once inside, place the bulbs or corms in a cool, north
Learn how to grow azaleas as Christmas-flowering house plants in Rachel de Thame's video guide, with tips on the best watering techniques.DecemberMore advice on growing azaleasPlanting up a pot of azaleas and campanulasLearn how to deal
The Christmas tree is the centrepiece of all the festive decorations. Ensure your tree looks different each year by adorning it with natural materials gathered from the garden. These decorations, made from rosehips, berries and raffia, provide
Bulb fibre or multi-purpose compostFlower pot, large enough to accommodate bulb or, ready-boxed hippeastrum kit with pot and compost includedBowl to soak bulbNovember - February 10 minutesDecember - MarchSoak the hippeastrum bulb and its roots in a bowl
Maintaining a garden pondPlanting marginals in a garden pondMy garden pond, Gardeners' World blog by Richard Jones
Learn how to give a cherry tree the best possible start in your garden, in Carol Klein's video guide. Carol shares invaluable tips soil preparation and stimulating root growth with the addition of mycorrhhizal fungi.Mid-late springMore advice
Ensure your orchids last for years with Sarah Raven's video advice on caring for cymbidium and phalaenopsis varieties as houseplants.all year roundCaring for house plantsGrowing hippeastrum.How to grow orchids.Installing an automatic watering system.Creating an aloe container dis...
Orchids are now an affordable luxury; their sensational and long-lasting blooms bringing a touch of elegance to any home or greenhouse. With the wide range of young orchid plants now on offer at local garden centres and florists, you can choose