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If grown in the right spot, tulipscan flower for years on end, adding a splash of dramatic colour to gardens every spring. But they can be difficult to grow in heavy soil or partial shade, only thriving in a light, free-draining medium in full sun
Many aches and pains associated with gardening may be relieved using home-made herb oils, which are great for massaging into tight muscles.Comfrey ointment can be used for relieving pain from sprains, arthritis and inflammation, as well as rubbing
One of the most efficient ways of recycling kitchen waste is to use a worm bin. These purpose-built containers house a colony of brandling worms, which consume fruit and vegetable waste, producing a nutritious worm compost.As well as producing a rich compost, worm bins also gener...
the onion.Strain the liquid into a sterilised bottle and keep it in the fridge. Discard the onion. Use the remedy within two days.More advice on using herbsHow to make a lavender bath bagHow to make lavender bath oilSoothe gardening aches and pain with a
How to make a lavender bath bagFollow Monty Don's guide to creating a lavender gardenTaking lavender cuttings
Learn how to plant colchicums, and pick up advice on soil enrichment, drainage and corm planting depth, in Chris Bearshaw's video guide.summerMore advice on plantingHow to plant in wavesGrowing dahlias from seedBrowse a variety of crocuses
Watch Sarah Raven as she plants lupins and shares her tips on soil acidity and drainage.More advice on growing flowersCreating a cutting patch video project.Planting out cerinthes.Caring for peonies.Growing dahlias from seed.
Carol Klein offers advice on getting the best results from moisture-loving plants cowslip and fritillary.springMore advice on growing primulasTreating primula leaf spotHow to rejuvenate primrosesBrowse primula varieties
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
Discover how to create and maintain acid soil conditions for growing blueberries and cranberries, with Chris Beardshaw's step-by-step video advice.summerMore advice on growing fruitGrowing early strawberriesRaising new strawberry plantsHow to plant