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The crab apple, Malus'Golden Hornet', is loaded every year with small, amber-yellow fruit. By Christmas many have fallen to the ground, though the branches are still decked with copious amounts of fruit. They are decorative and versatile, and ideal for using in table decorations....
Orchids are now an affordable luxury; their sensational and long-lasting blooms bringing a touch of elegance to any home or greenhouse. With the wide range of young orchid plants now on offer at local garden centres and florists, you can choose exciting varieties to grow on yours...
Anemones make a beautiful indoor display, particularly at Christmas time. If you want to create a festive display of anemones, you'll need to 'force' the corms approximately 20 weeks ahead of the big occasion.In nature, spring bulbs and corms spend
sand to aid drainage. Insert two or three cuttings around the edge of each pot. Water the compost and stand pots in a well-lit position, indoors. Do not cover the pots, as this can encourage mildew to develop on the leaves.After a few weeks, a corky
supply of salad throughout the year. You can sow seeds indoors from March, but from late-May you should be able to sow seeds directly into pots outside.Salad leaf seeds e.g. 'Mizuna', 'Mibuna'Good quality multi-purpose compostLarge flower pot
Watch Sarah Raven's step-by-step video guide to growing salad leaves in guttering indoors, to give seedlings a good start before transplanting them outdoors.OctoberMore advice on growing saladRead Pippa Greenwood's blog on growing salad leaves
Water azaleas regularly with rainwaterTake the last chance to bring on forced indoor bulbs for festive decorationsWater potted fuchsias sparingly to prevent the compost drying out completelyTidy the greenhouse and pick faded leaves from pelargoniums
or bubble polythene and they'll reward you with lush foliage next season.Clean and sharpen pruning tools Repair and treat fencing and timber structures Bring all watering equipment indoorsAround the gardenPrune wisteria sideshoots to 10-15cm from their base
.springMore on sowing seedsSowing seeds indoorsCollecting and saving seedsSowing seeds outdoorsBrowse vegetable varieties Grow chillies from seed
Sarah Raven demonstrates the most effective method for picking tulips from the garden to ensure the best display indoors, without inhibiting next year's growth.MayMore advice on growing tulipsTreating tulip virusLayering bulbs in a pot