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Watch Sarah Raven's video demonstration of how to plant allium bulbs in the dry garden at Berryfields, with advice on the ideal location, soil condition, and planting depth.autumnMore advice on growing alliumsHow to collect allium seeds
. Insects you'll attract to your garden include buff-tailed and common carder bumblebees, honeybees, hoverflies, comma, painted lady, small tortoishell, speckled wood butterflies and the angel shades, dart and brimstone moths. Some will still be found
by the lantana and poppies. Plant the bidens and the portulaca close to the edge of the pot so they can tumble over the sides.Stand the pot somewhere hot and sunny and watch it sizzle. Bring under cover at night while there's any threat of frost in May
Verbena bonariensisVerbena bonariensis flowers on tall, wiry stems and can be planted with a variety of different perennials, including grasses. It has a long flowering season, making it an ideal plant for low-maintenance gardens and herbaceous
Summer is the ideal time to take leaf cuttings from your houseplants. A single leaf can produce many young plants, and this technique is particularly useful for foliage plants such as Begonia rex.Healthy begonia plantClean, sharp knife and cutting boardPotsFree-draining compost, ...
Most herbs originate in hot, dry climates and dislike our cold, wet winters. Growing them in pots is therefore perfect because they can be brought under cover for the winter. Serrated-leaved lavender is an attractive alternative to ordinary lavender and looks wonderful planted wi...
outside. Harden them off for a week by standing them outdoors during the day and bringing them indoors at night. They can then be planted out in their flowering positions in the garden.AdamAllow a few dahlia flowers to set seed for collection at the end
Borders, in our two videos from the Berryfields garden.May - AugustJune - October20 minutesCanna 'Tropicanna'Pineapple lily, Eucomis bicolorSedumLarge square potCompostPut the pot in its final sunny spot, so you won't need to move it later. Add crocks
Black-eyed Susan, Thunbergia alataHanging basket with linerMulti-purpose compostChunks of polystyreneFully laden with fruit, the tomato plant will be quite heavy, so make sure the basket is hung from a strong bracket. Put the bracket and basket somewhere sunny so
sunny, south-facing wall, and start harvesting in late July.Nectarine 'Early Rivers'A reliable variety, and produces a high yield of white-fleshed, juicy, crimson-skinned fruit.Peach 'Peregrine'The best tasting dessert pear. Grow near 'Beth' or 'Concorde