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Feeling fruityI've hand-picked a few favourites that will certainly whet the appetite - they're all tried and tested for flavour and reliability.When it comes to fruit, I'm passionate about eating and growing as much as possible in its proper season. Gooseberry fool in June, summ...
Sown now in the greenhouse, dahlia seeds will produce young plants ready to plant outdoors in late May to flower this year. Seed companies sell a range of quick-growing bedding strains that are suitable for growing this way. You can also use this method for sowing seeds saved fro...
Sweet peas are the classic annual climber and look just as lovely in pots as they do in a border. 'Spencer Mix' has large flowers and long stems, good for cutting, but 'Cupani' and 'Painted Lady' are particularly good as their short stems give good coverage of the support and the...
and biennials. Summer bedding plants include hardy and half-hardy annuals, tender perennials and summer-flowering bulbs.
tender plants for the winterHow to protect banana plants over winterBrowse a selection of tender perennial plantsChoose plants by sun exposure
plants from seedSarah Raven's video project on planting eucomis bulbsHow to plant marsh orchids in bordersCreating a canna container displayView a variety of tender perennial plantsBrowse tender perennial plantsView plants by flower couple
How to care for cannasCreating a canna container displayTackling canna virusHow to protect tender plants for the winterBrowse tender perennial plantsView plants by flower colour
weather sets in.Use a fork or hollow-tined aerator to spike lawnsDig up and pot up tender perennials to bring indoorsRaise the cutting height when mowing the lawnAround the gardenPlant crocuses, fritillaries and dwarf narcissus in lawnsPlant up patio pots
banana plantsHow to wrap a banana plant for winter.Checking bananas for frost damage.Choose fruit varieties to grow in your gardenView a selection of tender perennials
Taking summer cuttingsTaking cuttings from rosesBrowse a variety of tender perennial plantsBrowse a variety of dahlia plants