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.Home-grown applesAny of the following:NewspapersApple rackFiling trayPlastic bagsautumn10 minutes to an hourPlace a few apples in a clear plastic bag - such as a freezer bag - and store in the fridge for up to a week. Use pre-used bags where possible.To store apples
of seed and scatter thinly along the drill or you will waste seed and spend more time thinning out.Use a trowel or your fingers to cover seeds with 0.5cm of soil. Label the rows and water using a watering can with a rose attachment.Thin seedlings out once
Joe Swift demonstrates how to prune and take hardwood cuttings from dogwoods.springCreative suggestions for dogwoodCreate a dogwood container displayCreate a winter container displayMake a christmas wreathBrowse dogwood varietiesAdd autumn colour to your garden.
end.To make an arch, push each end of the tied whips 15cm into the soil. Overlap the arches as you go. Five arches will cover about 1.8m, depending on how far they overlap.AdamLiving willow can be used to make all kinds of garden sculptures
Carol demonstrates how to create a mini-rock garden in a trough, recommending plant varieties and sharing tips on compost, drainage and top-dressing.springMore on growing alpinesMaking an alpine path and gravel bedPlanting up alpines video projectMaking an alpine container displa...
be tied in ready to flower next season. Rambling roseSecateursLong-handled loppers early July - early August 1 hour per rose (approximately)JuneCut back the flowered stems of rambling rose right down to the base of the plant. Alternatively prune back
SawDrill7mm timber drill bitMarch - August2 hoursCut the rods to about 1.8m long. There's no need to be too precise - irregularity is part of the rustic charm. Find the mid-point of each rod and measure 65cm in both directions. Mark these two points
-June - mid-August 1 hour (depending on size of plant)April - May Use secateurs to cut back all the long shoots that have been produced during the late spring and early summer. Make the cut just beyond the second or third bud from the base.AdamMake sure
in late-June or early July.Wisteria plantSecateurs String for tying-in if necessaryLadder if necessarymid-October - mid-March1 hourUse secateurs to cut back current season's growth back to two or three buds from the base. Cut just above the chosen bud
The autumnal colours of ornamental cabbages work well with the pink flowers of sedums in this striking pot display. They are softened by the wispy grass and frothy white blooms of the aster. August - SeptemberSeptember - October20 minutes