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.AdamCheck your plants daily, so deadheading takes only a few minutes - and you have a lovely excuse to walk the garden!Pop all the dead flower-heads on the compost heap rather than throwing them in the bin.More on deadheading and pruningDeadheading lilies
roses - video project with Monty DonVideo advice on planting rosesPruning a rambling roseTackling rose rust
to your garden.Banana plantSharp knife or secateursStrawRoll of rush screening or chicken wireTough string or ropeNovember1 hourUse a sharp knife or secateurs to cut away any frosted or dying lower leaves. This will prevent them from rotting when the plant
'll have a steady supply of organic, nutrient-rich feed at little or no cost.Deep-rooted comfrey can extract large quantities of nutrients from far below the soil's surface, inaccessible to other plants. These nutrients are stored in the leaves. Gardeners
Carol Klein explains how to hand-pollinate hellebores and guides you through the process, offering practical tips and advice.springMore advice on propagating plantsCarol Klein demonstrates how to cross-pollinate daffodils.Collecting allium seeds.Dividing irises.Self-seeding plant...
tree video projectGrowing a fig treeSummer pruning plum treesBrowse a selection of fruit plantsView plants by suitability to sun exposure
Sarah Raven demonstrates how to plant a bare-root tree or shrub in a pot, before planting out in its permanent border position.October-November, February-MarchMore planting advicePlanting a bare-root rosePlanting a shrubPlanting a bare-root treePlanting a fig tree
. Dahlia plantSticks or canesStringJune - August15 minutesJuly - SeptemberCheck dahlias each week; if they're starting to flop tie the main stem to a supporting cane or stick with garden string. Don't tie the string too loosely, but allow a little room
Watch Chris Beardshaw dividing day lilies in his video project.Planting lily bulbs in a pot.Advice for combatting lily beetles.Dealing with lily mould.
. This will help prevent large air spaces forming.More outdoor planting advicePlanting a bare-root plant - video project with Sarah RavenPlant a small treeTransplant a shrubSow seeds outdoors