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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
Topiary in the garden needn't be expensive. You can easily grow and train your own plant sculpture from scratch. The process takes a few years, but you'll have all the satisfaction of seeing your creation take shape, at a fraction of the price
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...
Dogwood stems bring life to a fading garden after the leaves have all fallen. This dogwood variety has lime-green bark but you can also find red- and yellow-stemmed options. Snowdrops and lilyturfs set off the vivacity of the cornus's stem colour
'll reward you through their tireless efforts to hunt and eat your garden pests during spring and summer.Once you've created your nest box, why not follow our advice on installing a nest box camera, which will give you a fascinating insight into the lives
Carol Klein demonstrates how to sow ipomoeas and cannas from seed, germinating them under a heated propagator.springMore advice on growing exotic plantsCaring for cannas video project with Carol Klein.Planting eucomis bulbs in a pot.Planting marsh orchids in borders.Creating an e...
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
the show.More garden bird projectsBlog on feeding birds, by Kate BradburyMake a hinged nest boxHow to help garden birds in springMake fat cakes for garden birds