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Planted with succulents, such as sempervivum, a smart slate trough looks good all year round. The soft grey and worn, uneven edges of reclaimed roof slates are the perfect foil for the fleshy plants.Two large or four small reclaimed roof slates
your garden grow, or go on holiday, safe in the knowledge that your plants won't go thirsty.Watering kit (this one is 2 PotKit, available from AutoPot)summer30 minutesSet out the watering kit, attaching the pipe to the tank and valve. If you raise
Make a compost bin to achieve the satisfaction of turning kitchen and garden waste, into rich, crumbly compost. This will make your plants and crops thrive - so keep them, and your local landfill site, happy.Spade or rake4 strong wooden pallets6
Watch Chris Beardshaw's video demonstration on how to protect cordyline plants over the winter months, including tips on protecting against wet weather and strong, cold winds.October-NovemberMore advice on protecting plants over winterHow to protect tender plants for the winterHo...
-flowered varieties, which are available in a wonderful range of colours. Cyclamen seed10cm potSeeds & cuttings compostVermiculite Sheet of glassBlack polytheneJuly - August15 minutesJanuary - MarchBefore sowing, soak the cyclamen seeds in warm water for at least 12
Learn how to plant up a traditional hanging basket, with Sarah Raven's advice on choosing a basket and plants, as well as tips on retaining water. springMore advice on hanging basketsRachel de Thame demonstrates how to plant up a traditional hanging basket.Watering hanging baske...
Create new plants for your garden by learning how to divide clumps of herbaceous perennials with Sarah Raven's video guide.spring and autumnDividing plants in your gardenIrisesHostasAstersDay liliesBrowse a selection of herbaceous perennials
to where it joins the clump. Avoid the oldest leaves as these tend to be tough.Cutting rosemary for culinary use will prevent the plant from becoming woody. Use secateurs to trim 10cm - 15cm from each shoot, as required. Avoid cutting back into woody
Carol Klein demonstrates how to plant culinary herbs in a window box, with tips on what to plant, drainage, and companion plants to keep garden pests at bay.springMore advice on growing herbsPicking herbsCreating a fragrant herb hanging basket
Follow Monty Don's advice on propagating herbs by division, including how to apply different methods for dealing with fibrous and solid roots, and how to take cuttings from sage plants.springMore advice on growing herbsAdvice on growing herbsGrowing herbs in a window box Browse a...