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growing from the framework of espalierPick fresh herbs for dryingPick gooseberries, currants, strawberries and other fruitsFruit & vegTrain cucumbers and prune back sideshootsPick off flowers on coleus to maintain their colourful leavesPinch out tomato
Take rosemary cuttingsSummer's here and the barbecues are lit, so now's the time to be plundering your herb garden for added flavour. Follow our step-by-step guide to how to take rosemary cuttings now and you'll never be without a fresh supply
of beans, herbs and tomatoes Fruit & vegLine greenhouses with bubble polythene Clean staging and capillary matting to use next yearBring tender agapanthus and eucomis under coverGreenhouse30 minutesDiscover how to grow hyacinths in a pot
Sap-sucking aphids excrete honeydew, sometimes seen as a string or web of stickiness. This can drip down on to lower leaves and on to other plants. A dark or grey-green mould then spreads across the honeydew. It's unsightly and prevents light and air from reaching the leaves.Blac...
Blackcurrants are easy to grow and more tolerant of heavy soils than other currant bushes. Just one plant can provide a generous crop of berries. If blackcurrant bushes are kept well fed and watered you could be harvesting fruit a year after
rot.Grow cultivars that have some blight resistance, such as 'Cara', 'Kondor', 'Valor' and 'Remarka'. Immediately destroy any leaves or stems showing the symptoms (never compost them), and any infected tubers. As a preventative measure, spray the crop
, onto lower leaves where it encourages black sooty mould to grow. If left, this weakens the growth of the plant.When you brush past your plants in the greenhouse clouds of tiny white flies fill the air.Hang up yellow sticky traps to catch flying adults
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of thinning the seedlings releases the carrot's scent. Plant strong-smelling crops, such as garlic, onions, shallots and leeks adjacent to the carrots. Follow a strict crop rotation plan, avoiding growing carrots on the same site in consecutive years
The white powdery coating on a curcubit's leaves is made up of spreading fungal spores. This affects the plant's performance, with growth, flowering and fruiting all being adversely affected. In extreme cases, the mildew can lead to dieback and even kill a plant. Since there are ...