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Find out how to prepare brugmansia for the winter, by following Chris Beardshaw's video guide, including advice on how to take cuttings after moving the plant into a frost-free greenhouse.autumnMore advice on propagating plantsHow to take root
Bedding geraniums are actually members of the genus Pelargonium. Many varieties of pelargonium are used as bedding or house plants.Unlike most annual bedding plants, geraniums are easily propagated by cuttings, so you don't have to fork out for more
Take cuttings from pelargoniums and fuchsias Repot rooted cuttings into containers a size larger, to prevent them from becoming pot-boundCheck plants regularly for signs of pestsPinch out the tips of rooted cuttings to encourage bushy plants
Summer is the ideal time to take leaf cuttings from your houseplants. A single leaf can produce many young plants, and this technique is particularly useful for foliage plants such as Begonia rex.Healthy begonia plantClean, sharp knife and cutting
before planting out in their final positions. Protect cuttings under glass or a cold frame in winter.More about herbsMonty Don's video guide on how to create a lavender gardenLearn about medicinal herbsCreate a herb basketMake a lavender bath bagBrowse a
A traditional method of woodland management, by which young tree stems are cut down almost to the ground in order to encourage vigorous growth.
The swollen base of a woody plant, from which sucker shoots arise in the event of top growth being killed or cut down.
A leaf that's deeply cut, but doesn't reach the midrib. That would cause the sections to form leaflets, as with pinnate leaves.
into decorative containers Put up bug boxes to provide places for beneficial insects Around the gardenPlant daffodil bulbs in pots and bordersCheck roses for suckers and cut off any you findTrim conifer hedgesFlowersKeep picking summer-sown saladsPlant garlic
are not too tight or cutting into bark, and loosen if necessaryCut back any overgrown ivy