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Learn how to divide and pot on congested day lilies by following Chris Beardshaw's video advice.spring and autumnCaring for liliesPlanting lily bulbs in a potDeadheading liliesRemoving lily beetles from plantsDealing with lily mouldBrowse a variety of liliesChoose autumn floweri...
Learn how to care for peonies with Chris Beardshaw's video guide, including advice on how to spot and deal with peony wilt and nutrient deficiency.summerMore advice on growing flowersDealing with peony wiltGrowing lupins video projectPlanting out cerinthesGrowing dahlias from see...
Carol Klein offers a practical guide to spotting and treating peony wilt, with tips on cleaning secateurs to avoid reinfection.summerMore advice on growing flowersCaring for peoniesGrowing lupinsPlanting out cerinthesGrowing dahlias from seed
with your plants for water and nutrients.Avoid using sprinklers in the garden. They are not very efficient and can use up to 1000 litres of water an hour. Use seep hoses instead, which can be hidden beneath the soil and deliver water droplets directly
Watch Monty Don as he creates a scented garden using a variety of lavender plants, with suggestions for encouraging bushy growth.summerMore advice on growing herbsMedicinal herbs by Jekka McVicarPicking herbsRaising new mint plantsPlanting herbs
Find out how to add structure to borders with summer-flowering clematis, in Monty's video, which also includes advice on choosing plants, soil preparation, planting depth, feeding and watering.early summerMore on clematisFeature on late-flowering clematisHow to prevent clematis w...
and firm gently.Sow one seed per pot - sunflowers germinate reliably and form large seedlings. Poke the seed into the compost.Cover the seed with about 1.5cm of compost. Label each pot and water well so that the compost is just moist throughout.Cover each
. Improving the soil with plenty of organic matter in the form of compost helps drainage and aeration on heavy soils and conserves essential moisture on light ones.SoilGarden spadeGarden forkGarden rakeOrganic matter in the form of compost or well
Follow Monty Don's video advice for sowing sunflower seeds in a fine tilth, for a summer display.summerMore flowers to grow from seedBluebellsExoticsCyclamenDahlias
Christmas tree branches (cut from the base while preparing the tree for outdoors)Greenery, stems and seed heads (gathered from the garden)Garden twineFishing line20 white battery operated LED lightsGather your bunch of greenery together and tie tightly