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Monty Don explains how to attract bats to roost in your garden by adding a number of bat boxes around the garden. He demonstrates how to build your own boxes and where to locate them for the best chance of success.all-year-roundAttracting wildlife
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
Learn how to add evergreen interest and structure to a border using box plants, by following Monty's video demonstration, with tips on planting techniques and soil preparation.spring or autumnMore advice on caring for box plantsHow to shape box topiaryPlanting up a Christmas pot ...
of blue flowers it produces makes it one of my favourites. It does well in sun or shade. Height 20cm.Muscari armeniacumThe Siberian squill's fairy-hat flowers of deep indigo blue are held four or five to a stem. They're ideal for a large rock garden or en
foliage. Height/spread 1.2m x 90cm.Corsican hellebore, Helleborus argutifoliusDespite its name, it's not that likely to flower for Christmas - more usually seen flowering from late-winter. Flowers are white, though sometimes flushed pink, and flat
Follow Monty Don's video advice on planting a bare-root tree, including tips on plant depth, staking and mulching.autumn - springMore advice on plantingPlanting a bare-root rosePlanting a shrubBare-root plantingPlanting a fig tree
Watch Carol Klein's video guide to planting snowdrops 'in the green'. Carol also explains how to boost flowering of existing clumps by lifting and dividing.early springMore on growing snowdropsPractical project on lifting and dividing snowdropsFeature on snowdrops and where to se...
that the only way to tackle a shady patch is to turn it into a foliage garden filled with box, ivies and ferns. But too many dark greens can make a shady area look gloomy. Instead, use them for background structure and texture, then bring the area alive
fruit treesHow to summer prune apple treesMonty video demonstration on planting a fig treeHow to plant a small treePreventing apple and pear scabChoose fruit varieties to grow in your gardenBrowse deciduous trees
, daffodils and crocusCreate a spring window box of tulips, thyme and honeysuckleVideo advice on picking tulips,from Sarah RavenHow to deal with tulip virusHow to deal with tulip fireBrowse tulip speciesGrowing tulips - Gardeners' World blog by James Alexander-Sinclair