In this practical video, Monty Don invites you to climb right into your borders and get a feel for which plants are spent and need removing and which just need cutting back. The aim is to either encourage a second flush of flowers later in summer, or make space for newcomers to be planted. He shows you what to do with spent biennials such as sweet rocket(Hesperis matronalis) and foxgloves, how to cut back herbaceous perennials such as hardy geraniums.
Visit four amazing gardens on a five-night cruise around the coast of Devon and Cornwall. Meet Carol at The Garden House and Wildside gardens, while our expert David Hurrion will be on hand throughout.
Brighten dark areas of your garden next spring with a collection of white-flowering, shade-loving plants. Includes false lily of the valley, geranium 'Silverwood' and sweet woodruff, plus free Leucojum vernum bulbs.