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Watch Monty Don's step-by-step video guide to growing garlic in autumn, ready for harvesting in midsummer, with advice on planting depth, spacing and how to choose the best bulbs.OctoberMore advice on growing garlicRead Lila Das Gupta's blog on growing garlicHow to grow garlicHow...
Learn how to plant up a traditional hanging basket, with Sarah Raven's advice on choosing a basket and plants, as well as tips on retaining water. springMore advice on hanging basketsRachel de Thame demonstrates how to plant up a traditional hanging basket.Watering hanging baske...
Bamboo canesSecateursGarden twine or stringJanuaryWeave several willow stems together.Bend the entwined willow stems into a circle about 45cm in diameter.Once your circle is complete, trim off any untidy ends, and secure with string if necessary.Insert four
. Garden fork Sharp knifeLarge potsGritty compost mix made from equal parts grit or perlite and potting compostLabel and pencilDecember - January30 minutesUse a garden fork to lift the whole plant out of the ground gently, taking care not to damage its
. This will again cause sideshoots to grow and the plants can be given a final shaping and tidy up if necessary in early autumn. Box topiary, secateurs, sheep-hand shears, large scissors or garden shearsMay - August 20 minutes for each plantUse secateurs scissors
in earthy shades produce natural-looking effects and appealing textures that will add interest to any stretch of lawn.2-3cm diameter pebblesSlate chippingsA bag of ready-mixed cement26 litre tub trugPieces of steel mesh large enough to fit base of tub trug
and below one at the base. Leave one leaf at the top and remove all the lower leaves.Dip the base of the cutting into rooting hormone mixture. Insert several cuttings into a large pot of gritty compost.Water well, place the pot in a shaded spot and leave
Birds not only use water to drink, but they also bathe in it, helping them fluff up their feathers to insulate themselves against the cold. Experts have also found that clean birds are more streamlined, so can escape from predators quickly. Our bird bath is elevated, which will o...
The gentle babble of flowing water from this urn water feature helps to create a calm and soothing mood in the garden. A water feature like this is really simple to assemble and is also a safe choice if you have young children
Sowing cyclamen from seed is surprisingly easy, but it's not a job for the impatient gardener: grown this way it can take a year or more before you are rewarded with beautiful blooms. To produce indoor plants you need to use seeds of tender large