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in late-summer are pretty wide-ranging, as are shrubs, climbers and herbaceous perennials. Most fashionable annuals, exotics and tender perennial patio plants should also stay in flower until late-September, or even early October, if properly looked after
Sarah Raven demonstrates how to plant a bare-root tree or shrub in a pot, before planting out in its permanent border position.October-November, February-MarchMore planting advicePlanting a bare-root rosePlanting a shrubPlanting a bare-root tree
Carol Klein shows how to move shrubs that are growing too close to their neighbours, in this practical video clip. Learn how to move plants without them drying out or their roots becoming damaged. (Some shrubs, such as daphne, don't respond well
-me-up all year round. For a striking display, try it with creeping Jenny, Lysimachia nummularia, tulips, golden narcissi or primroses.Top shrubsEuonymus fortunei Emerald 'n' Gold'This elegant evergreen shrub has rich mahogany leaves that emerge a pale creamy
. This will help prevent large air spaces forming.More outdoor planting advicePlanting a bare-root plant - video project with Sarah RavenPlant a small treeTransplant a shrubSow seeds outdoors
If you like rustic charm and relaxed, informal planting, this pot display is for you. With a traditional holly bush at the centre, and red berry lights for a little sparkle, you couldn't wish for a more festive container recipe. You should find all these plants at your local nurs...
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
Learn how to grow azaleas as Christmas-flowering house plants in Rachel de Thame's video guide, with tips on the best watering techniques.DecemberMore advice on growing azaleasPlanting up a pot of azaleas and campanulasLearn how to deal with rhodedendron leaf spotBrowse our colle...
Follow Rachel de Thame's step-by-step video guide to making a Christmas wreath, using plant material gathered from around the garden, such as camellia leaves and berrying ivy.DecemberMore Christmas projectsMaking home-made Christmas decorations from poppy and teasel seed headsMak...
The evergreen foliage of the skimmia, pittosporum and ivy set against a backdrop of carex, provide year-round interest in this elegant container display. Red tulips add a splash of colour in spring, while skimmia berries provide autumn and winter