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're rarely troubled by pests and diseases and will self-seed readily all over the garden.Also popular is the Lenten rose hybrid, Helleborus x hybridus, whose flowers range in colour from immaculate white to virtually black, with nearly every shade of green
There are fewer gardening jobs to keep you busy in January, so make the most of extra time and plant up a stylish container to decorate a terrace or doorstep. This elegant cube-shaped container is filled with the curly sedge, Carex buchananii
lime-green tobacco plants will be passed their best, however, you'll still have the phormiums and heucheras to enjoy over winter. May - JuneJune - September30 minutesPhormium 'Jester'Phormium cookianumHeuchera 'Prince' x2Dwarf tobacco plants, e
Surround your roses with strongly scented companion plants, such as lavender, thyme, rue and garlic chives, to help keep aphids at bay. While gardeners are attracted by their beauty, rose pests are deterred by the herbs' strong scents. March - April
Thanks to our warmer climate, most of us can now enjoy traditionally tropical plants in our summer gardens. Canna 'Tropicanna' is surprisingly tough for such a lush-looking plant, and can survive outdoors all year round (with a little protection
A ring or whorl of sepals, which may be coloured and petal-like or green. Helps to protect the flower in bud.
The leaf-like outer segment at the base of a flower that resembles a petal. A division of the clayx that's usually green, but may be coloured.
A green or brown leaf-eating bug that feeds on the sap of young growth, causing damage to flowers and leaves. It commonly affects outdoor ornamental plants, such as caryopteris, chrysanthemum, clematis, dahlia, forsythia, fuchsia, hydrangea
Prune back shoots on mophead and lacecap hydrangeas to a pair of budsTrim all foliage from barrenwort (Epimedium) before flowers start to developPlant lilies in potsPrune mahonia, removing old stems to make room for new growthLift and divide
Watch Carol Klein's video guide to planting snowdrops 'in the green'. Carol also explains how to boost flowering of existing clumps by lifting and dividing.early springMore on growing snowdropsPractical project on lifting and dividing snowdrops