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Learn how to care for canna plants with Carol Klein's comprehensive video guide covering planting, overwintering, and dealing with viruses such as canna yellow mottle, and bean yellow mosaic.springMore advice on growing exotic plantsGrowing exotic
pollinating insects.Water well to settle the compost and encourage the roots to grow. Start feeding once flowering has finished.AdamMix water-retaining gel and slow-release feed granules into the compost before planting.Don't plant strawberry plants too deep
. Also, I recommend warming areas of your plot with cloches or polythene for a few days before sowing - it makes an amazing difference to germination.Most of the plants in my garden will benefit from a good feed during spring. Not just young plants
Learn how to give frost-tender plants the best chance of surviving the winter, by following Rachel de Thame's video advice, with tips on watering and where to store plants.October-NovemberMore on protecting plants over winterHow to protect tender
it with one or several different varieties of thyme for a good mix of colour and flavours.April - MayJune - September20 minutesDwarf lavender, such as 'Kew Red' or 'Munstead'Thyme plants x5Hanging basketCompostWater-retaining crystalsSlow-release fertiliser
Also known as jumping plant lice, psyllids are small insects that feed on plants.
Minute plant-feeding insects within the super family Aphidoidea. Commonly known as greenfly, blackfly or plant lice.
Microscopic, unsegmented worms that resemble fine cotton threads. Many are parasitic and feed off plant roots.
The large group of heterotrophic, spore-bearing organisms characterised by their lack of chlorophyll, which requires them to feed on organic matter. Parasitic fungi rely upon living plants or animals to provide their nourishment, while saprophytic
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.