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), the planting is predominantly white, pink and crimson, with plenty of green leaves. Tall phlox and voluminous sanguisorba take over in late summer, but in June two poppies dominate: 'Perry's White', not white at all but a soft greyish pink, and in a separate
exciting varieties to grow on yourself.Potted orchidSpecialist orchid compostOrchid fertiliserall year round20 minutesStand the young orchid plants in trays in the greenhouse, well out of any direct sunlight. If the compost looks very dry, water the plants
Learn how to grow azaleas as Christmas-flowering house plants in Rachel de Thame's video guide, with tips on the best watering techniques.DecemberMore advice on growing azaleasPlanting up a pot of azaleas and campanulasLearn how to deal
Bird tables can be improved with a living, green roof that looks attractive and encourages more wildlife to visit your garden. The best plants to use for green roofs on your bird table are sedums, as they can withstand drought and grow on poor soil
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The Christmas tree is the centrepiece of all the festive decorations. Ensure your tree looks different each year by adorning it with natural materials gathered from the garden. These decorations, made from rosehips, berries and raffia, provide an explosive burst of Christmas colo...
Beech leaves are among the slowest deciduous foliage to break down, making them perfect for Christmas decorations. Combine them with elegant poppy seed heads and spray with silver paint to show off their intricate structure and add sparkle to your Christmas tree. Don't worry if y...
The huge bulbs of hippeastrum already have the flowerbud inside, so they couldn't be simpler to grow. All you need to do is pot it up, water thoroughly and stand the hippeastrum in a well-lit place to enjoy its spectacular blooms. Hippeastrum bulb
Ensure your orchids last for years with Sarah Raven's video advice on caring for cymbidium and phalaenopsis varieties as houseplants.all year roundCaring for house plantsGrowing hippeastrum.How to grow orchids.Installing an automatic watering system
Joe Swift offers step-by-step video advice on propagating water lilies by division, with information on when to do it and a practical demonstration of dividing and potting them on.springMore on garden pondsGrowing marginal plants in a container