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Learn how to grow your own supply of tender, succulent peas, in Monty's video guide. Monty recommends a particularly good long-podded variety and shares advice on soil preparation and seed spacing.springMore on growing fruit and vegRead Jane Moore's blog on growing mangetout and ...
-rotted manure or garden compost.Using a trowel, take out a hole at the base of each cane and set plants with the top of the root ball level with the surrounding soil. Fill around the roots with soil and firm the plant in place using your fingers.Water the plants
the plants in well. Then, over the coming months, water them regularly, particularly during dry spells. For the best results, keep the soil moist.AdamPeas prefer rich, moist soil, so prepare the ground well by forking in plenty of garden compost or well
Chris Beardshaw demonstrates how to grow acid-loving South African proteas, with tips on positioning, growing medium, feeding and watering.springhalf an hourMore on container gardeningBrowse our collection of pot and container recipes View our
not to break them.Water your arrangement and ensure it never dries out. Deadhead faded cowslips to encourage new blooms.AdamThese plants are perennial and can be planted in the garden after flowering. They enjoy a shady setting where they are free to naturalise
to 2cm below the rim, pushing it down firmly with your fingers as you go. Water in well and allow the basket to drain before transferring it to its bracket.AdamIf you are an organic gardener, add pelleted chicken manure. This will release nutrients
slugsTry to water the garden in the morning, rather than the evening, as trails of water over the garden create night-time slug highways. Water at the roots if possible, or dip potted plants in buckets of water.Piles of sweet bran under hostas creates
Watch how to lay turf and establish a vigorous lawn with Monty Don and Chris Beardshaw's video advice, as they turf a garden area at Berryfields.spring or autumnMore lawn care adviceHow to maintain a healthy lawnHow to renovate a lawnHow to lay turf
Learn how to ensure a colourful spring border display using wallflowers, in Chris Beardshaw's video guide, with advice on soil conditions and how to avoid fungal infections.autumnFurther inspiration for autumn colourGrowing late-flowering clematisPot up an autumn planter with ast...
with your fingers.Spread a layer of colourful pebbles over the compost as a finishing touch. Avoid using limestone or shells, which could leach calcium into the soil and turn the leaves yellow.Water thoroughly using rainwater to settle the compost around