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. Height 15cm.Tulipa altaicaMore about growing tulipsFollow our video guide to planting up a daffodil, tulip and crocus displayRead Adam Pasco's blog on growing multi-headed tulipsHow to lift and store tulipsAdvice on dealing with tulip fireLearn how
flowers to ripen and develop seed heads. Once the flowerhead dries out, carefully collect the seeds and store in a cool, dry place, so you won't have to buy as much seed next year.
any grass or leaves, and hang it up to dry until it's needed again.When it comes to storing over the winter, make the mower as compact as possible by folding down the handles and hanging up the grass bag separately.AdamFuel can go stale over time so
for drainage, and plant up.AdamTo keep the metal pristine and avoid scratching it, work on top of an old towel, but don't worry if it does get marked as lead mellows when exposed to the elements.Whole rolls of lead can be bought from DIY stores, but they can
Hosepipe bans and water restrictions are always a challenge for gardeners. But if you get into the habit of saving water in your garden, you'll be able to take the restrictions in your stride. Storing rainwater will mean you can keep your plants
of water that's wasted.Store as much rainfall as you can in water butts collected from the roof of your house, garage, shed and greenhouse. This will be warmer and thus cause less of a shock to plant roots than mains water.Use waste water from preparing
is such a good 'doer' - I can't remember ever having a bad crop and I've grown 'Charlotte' for years now. (Spud-heads should check out The British Potato Council.I spent yesterday sitting in the sun, carefully checking each spud before storing them. One
in autumn, just before disappearing into hibernation. It has been reported as being a physiological change, perhaps related to changes in the way nutrients are stored in their bodies over winter. But I've often wondered whether it might be an evolutionary
or in the flower pot store. With frogs and newts, that's three amphibians in the garden this year.
of mere academic interest, except that Liz's final question gripped my attention: "Does anyone want it?"My daughters had nagged me some years ago to get a pet snake. We'd even visited various exotic pet stores, but nothing ever came of it. Tentatively, I