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, woody rhizomes and replanting only young, healthy plants into freshly-prepared soil. IrisesGarden forkSharp knifeTrowelJuly - August30 minutesUse a fork to dig up a congested clump of irises. Ease the plants from the soil, taking care not to spike
Sharp knife10cm potMulti-purpose compostRooting hormone (liquid or powder)Clear polythene bagsJune - September45 minutesChoose sideshoots as cuttings, pulling these away from the main stem with a thin strip of bark, or heel, still attached.This heel
on the underside of leaves. Destroy plants if you find it.Advice on growing and harvesting herbsWatch Carol Klein planting herbs in a window box in her video guideGrowing peppermint and thyme in a container, with Monty Don at BerryfieldsTips on picking herbsPropagating
Learn how to grow speciality mushrooms, such as shiitake and oyster mushrooms, using growing kits, in Chris Beardshaw's video demonstration.autumnMore on growing edible cropsVideo advice on growing chilliesHow to grow pulses indoorsVideo advice on growing citrus plantsHow to sow ...
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
when the plants are less likely to wilt, and pot them up as soon as you can, keeping them out of strong sunlight.PinksCuttings compostGardeners' knifeSecateursSmall potsJune20 minutesSnip 10cm lengths from the tops of healthy, non-flowering shoots
of the stem.About 15cm from the shoot tip, make a nick using a sharp knife on the underside of the branch - aim to cut just halfway through the stem. Dust the area with hormone rooting powder.Dig a shallow hole at the point where the stem touches the ground
. 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
into the soil in the garden.More advice on growing rosesSarah Raven's guide to planting rosesPlanting a rambling rose against a tree, with advice from Chris BeardshawPruning a rose bush.Planting a bare-root rose
Monty Don shares a wealth of tips in this step-by-step guide to sowing seed indoors. Learn about the best compost mix for seedlings, how to cover freshly planted seeds and discover an ingenious method for boosting light levels during the early stages of growth.springMore advice o...