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Joe Swift demonstrates how to introduce fish into a garden pond, having first checked the cleanliness of the water using a pond testing kit. spring to autumnMore on ponds and water featuresHow to grow marginal pond plantsGrowing marginal plants in a
A wooden obelisk at the heart of my formal garden plays host to a variety of annual climbers, but I've grown tired of sweet peas in recent years. Their performance relies on the right weather, but we don't seem to be getting the 'right' weather any
Monty Don demonstrates how to plant up and age a stone container to create a formal garden display.springPlanting suggestions for a formal containerDark foliage display with scabiousClassic pelargonium and nemesia containerFormal dressing
Chris Beardshaw shows how to reinvigorate your lawn in an afternoon, offering a comprehensive guide to improving soil structure, scarifying, aerating and dressing.springMore advice on lawn careHow to renovate a lawnHow to improve your lawnHow to cut a clean lawn edgeHow to mow a ...
Learn how to improve the quality of your lawn with Monty's video advice, including demonstrations of how to scarify, aerate and fill in holes left by moss.autumn and springMore advice on lawn careHow to maintain a healthy lawnHow to repair a lawn patchHow to mow a lawn effectivel...
Learn how to lay a path, with the help of Monty Don. He demonstrates how to lay slabs on sand and cement with the aid of a spirit level and a grid of pegs, to create a path. all year roundMore garden DIY project ideasHow to lay a decked pathway
. This will again cause sideshoots to grow and the plants can be given a final shaping and tidy up if necessary in early autumn. Box topiary, secateurs, sheep-hand shears, large scissors or garden shearsMay - August 20 minutes for each plantUse secateurs scissors
Follow Monty and Joe's simple step-by-step video advice to planting up the tree fern, Dicksonia antarctica.springMore advice on growing treesPlanting a bare-root treePlanting a fig treeTraining a nectarine tree against a fencePlanting a small tree
A plant that originates from the hybridisation between two distinct genera. In formal plant nomenclature, this is denoted by an x before the generic name of the hybrid. The new name is derived from the names of the parent genera, ie, the resultant
Keep baskets and patio pots wateredSpray roses to protect them from pests and diseasesCut the foliage of daffodils and tulips down to the groundTrim box topiary and formal edging to keep it neat and tidyTake cuttings of non-flowering new shoots from