Register with us or sign in
Sow quick salads in guttering Keep a regular supply of salad leaves by sowing seeds in lengths of plastic guttering, cut to the length of your veg beds, and filled with good compost. When the seeds germinate, you can grow them on for 2-4 weeks
Foliage plays a central role in this window box, which means it looks good even before the citrus-coloured tulips and primroses burst into bloom in spring, adding a zesty splash of colour to your window ledge. September - OctoberFebruary - March20
.More advice for growing acid-loving plantsGrowing acid-loving azalea with campanula.Maintaining acid soil conditions for blueberries and cranberries.Sowing bluebell seeds.Dealing with rhododendron leaf spot.
plenty of moisture and can get waterlogged, but it's ideal for growing acid lovers such as rhododendrons and azaleas. Peaty soil is dark in colour and feels spongy if squeezed. It's rarely found in gardens.Peaty soilSandy soil is free draining, easy