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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
Follow Joe Swift's step-by-step video demonstration to making your own rustic plant supports for climbers, from bamboo canes.all year roundMore on plant supportsCreating a metal obeliskConstructing a hazel trellisMaking a spiral plant supportSupporting your plants
.Wrap the festive ribbon around the base of the tea light holders to give them a bit of extra colour and then load with tea lights.More inspiration for Christmas projectsMaking home-made Christmas decorations from poppy and teasel seed headsMaking home
A tree will add height, colour and architectural interest to a garden scheme and, if planted properly, should provide many years of enjoyment. In winter, bare-rooted plants become available - a cheaper alternative to ones in pots. Winter
stripes with age. It rarely flowers, but may produce beautiful pink, puffball blooms. Albizia julibrissin grows to a height of 12m.Albizia julibrissinThe paper-bark maple is a slow-growing small tree with dark green leaves that turn a rich, crimson colour
and overwinter them in a coldframe.Keep the cuttings watered and shoots should start to appear next spring. Leave plants for at least 12 months before transplanting.AdamRemove a 1-2cm sliver of bark from the base of any variety that is shy of rooting, e
The orange-coloured stems of the dogwood 'Winter Beauty' add a fiery touch to an autumn garden, and they'll continue to steal the show until spring. An evergreen fern acts as a lush green cushion beneath it throughout winter, while the bright red
This willow border edging is ideal for supporting billowing plants and its rustic appearance will blend into any style of garden. Bear in mind the willow will sprout into leaf in spring, so you'll need to wind in new growth to keep it looking neat and tidy. Live willow whips, 2m ...
A hazel-pole trellis is a beautiful way to show off your climbing plants. Simple to construct, it oozes rustic charm, adding interest to a drab wall or fence.1.8m hazel poles6mm sisal ropeAllow about 7 poles and 75cm of rope per 30cm depth of screenSawDrill7mm timber drill bitMar...
Lift dahlia tubers or protect those left in the ground with a thick mulch of straw or barkSow sweet peas now for bigger, earlier blooms next yearCollect seeds and berries from shrubs and flowering plants that you want to propagateEmpty and clean out