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Spring bulbs look particularly impressive when planted informally in lawns. Many varieties of daffodil and crocus are perfect for growing under turf, and will multiply over the years to produce even bolder displays. For the greatest impact, use a single variety, planted in large ...
unique features. Plants can be pollinated in pots in coldframes or unheated greenhouses, or outside in the open garden. It is warmer work when done in the greenhouse, but pollinated flowers are more prone to rotting when indoors. Hellebore plants
Sarah Raven shows how to take cuttings from dahlia plants in her step-by-step video guide. She also gives a demonstration on how to make a simple propagation tent from a plastic bag, stakes and an elastic band.spring and summerMore advice on growing
Chris Beardshaw sows bluebells under the shade of the deciduous trees at Berryfields, and discusses the benefits of growing bluebells from seed over planting bulbs.springMore about woodland flowersPlaces to see bluebells in the UKSnowdrops and where to see them, by Michael Baron....
Sarah Raven demonstrates how to plant up dahlia tubers in trays indoors, to ensure a greater number of cuttings in summer.springMore advice on growing dahliasLift and store dahliasGrowing dahlias from seedTie in dahliasTaking dahlia cuttings video projectBrowse a variety of dahli...
The heating of soil or propagation medium for the propagation/germination of plants. It can take the form of undersoil electric cabling, a temperature-controlled mat or other bottom heating unit.
A shoot or plantlet produced at the base of a mature plant, which may be used for propagation.
An immature or small bulb found at the base of a mature bulb that may be removed to propagate additional plants.
1) A clump of roots used in propagation.2) A tree stump or an old root that produces new shoots.
A chemical compound used in the propagation of plants. Proprietary brands contain hormones needed to promote root cell development, as well as mineral nutrients and trace elements.