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Before the leafy tree canopy returns in late spring, the woodland floor is alive with colour. If you have a partially shaded spot, plant up a container with pretty flowering perennials such as foamflower, brunnera and bleeding heart, and recreate a
Follow Sarah Raven's step-by-step video guide to creating an attractive display of paper-white narcissi for the Christmas table. Sarah gives tips on compost, planting depth and how to support the flowers.autumnChristmasMore Christmas projects
As soon as your strawberry plants have finished fruiting it's time to clear away all the straw or matting to discourage slugs and snails from nibbling at the plants. It's also a good time to raise some new plants from their abundant runners - the long stems emerging from the main...
Learn how to give a cherry tree the best possible start in your garden, in Carol Klein's video guide. Carol shares invaluable tips soil preparation and stimulating root growth with the addition of mycorrhhizal fungi.Mid-late springMore advice on growing fruit treesHow to summer p...
The dark-green window box and richly coloured plants make a sensational combination. The red scabious takes centre stage, rising above a platform of dark heucherella foliage. March - JulyMay - September20 minutesScabious, Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Chile Black'Heucherella 'Burnished ...
Follow Monty Don's video advice on pruning shrub roses, including techniques that will keep fungal infection and viruses at bay, while encouraging flowering stems.springMore advice on growing rosesPlanting a rosePlanting a rambling rose against a
to the pot and put the plant in place, making sure the compost goes right down the sides of the rootball. Don't firm down - leave the compost loose to allow water to run straight through.When the flowering period is over, the old flowering stem can be tidied
Whether you’re looking for a bright bedding display, flowers for cutting or reliable border plants, it’s hard to beat the variety offered by dahlias. Dahlias come in many sizes, so there's one for every border, and small forms can also be grown
granules into the compost before planting.More ideas for summer colourCreating a summer cutting patch.Growing summer-flowering plants to attract bees.Planting ideas for late-summer colour.Learn how to plant up a summer hanging basket.
will flower months.Try Nemesia 'Blue Confetti' if you want to vary the colour theme.More advice on growing pelargoniumsGrowing pelargoniums in a rustic container display.Learn more about regal pelargoniums.Planting up a slug-proof display of pelargoniums