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Greenhouse

  • Set up a capillary matting system to ensure plants have enough water if you're going away on holiday
  • Plant cold-stored potato tubers in large tubs in a greenhouse or cool porch, for harvesting at Christmas
  • Pour water over the greenhouse floor every morning during hot weather to increase humidity
  • Plant up pots with 'Paper White' narcissus bulbs for fragrant indoor displays this Christmas
  • Remove the lower leaves of cordon tomatoes up to the lowest truss, to let more light and air reach the fruits
  • Take leaf cuttings from succulents, such as echeverias, crassula and sedums
  • Start watering dormant cyclamen to bring them back into growth after their summer rest
  • Plant flowering bulbs, such as nerines, lachenalia and veltheimia in pots indoors, for autumn and winter colour
  • Look out for pests and diseases on greenhouse plants, and treat any you find immediately
  • Harvest tomatoes, cucumbers and chillies regularly to encourage more fruits to form
  • Tackle vine weevil infestations by watering pots with a solution of biological control nematodes
  • Shade delicate plants in the greenhouse to avoid sun scorch on hot days
  • Take leaf cuttings from houseplants, including begonias, African violets and Cape primroses

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£25 £37.50 for 15 bulbs

This handsome giant stands 1M high and bears regal clusters of vibrant bell-shaped flowers. Create a stunning spring and summer display by planting in a mass.

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£15 £30 for 3 plants, of 3 varieties

Often planted in alpine gardens or rockeries, these late-flowering saxifrage - also known as rockfoils - feature succulent leaves and pretty star-shaped flowers.

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Now is the perfect time to plant bare-root hedging. Browse the range of hedging plants, including hornbeam (pictured) - a great option for creating hedge screens.

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