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Sweet peas are the classic annual climber and look just as lovely in pots as they do in a border. 'Spencer Mix' has large flowers and long stems, good for cutting, but 'Cupani' and 'Painted Lady' are particularly good as their short stems give good
For a pretty mix of vegetables, herbs and flowers, pot up a hanging basket with cherry tomatoes, parsley and yellow, orange and cream-coloured black-eyed Susan.MayJuly - September40 minutesCherry tomato plant, e.g. 'Tumbling Tom'Parsley plantBlack-eyed Susan, Thunbergia alataHang...
Learn how to pinch out and pot on sweet peas with Sarah Raven's step-by-step video guide.springMore advice on growing flowersGrowing sweet peas from seedGrowing lupinsHow to create a cut flower patchPlanting out cerinthes
Fungus that causes disease in a wide array of herbaceous, annual and perennial plants. Characterised by a grey mold, botrytis infections are common in cool, damp spring and summer weather.
Metallic element essential in the production of chlorophyll in plants. Magnesium deficiency can stunt development, but may be combated by an annual application of foliar feed.
A term that usually refers to non-woody plants that live for more than two years or three seasons. Flowering annually, perennial plants tend to die down during the winter, but have roots that will survive low temperatures.
Save seed from ornamental annual quaking grass and many other garden plantsWater camellias regularly as drought can cause the buds to drop next springSummer prune wisteria, shortening long sideshoots back to five or six leavesDeadhead roses, unless
and biennials. Summer bedding plants include hardy and half-hardy annuals, tender perennials and summer-flowering bulbs.
Tie in young delphinium growth to plant supportsSow seeds of hardy annual flowers directly into beds where you would like them to bloomStart to regularly spray roses that are vulnerable to disease Lift and divide clumps of hemerocallis
Wash glazing inside and out to let in as much light as possibleBring potted camellias into unheated porches or conservatories to enjoy early displaysBuy chrysanthemum cuttings or take cuttings from your own plantsSow seed of hardy annuals