We show you how to grow a variety of plants, fruits and vegetables.

Once you’ve grown one Cape primrose successfully you’ll be hooked forever, says Anne Swithinbank. There are literally hundreds of varieties of streptocarpus and they are very collectable. As the common…

Here the team at Amateur Gardening show you how to grow an avocado house plant in our simple and easy steps;   1) Holding the stone (often referred to as…

growing sweet peas

The steps you need to follow for growing sweet peas success!     1. Buy quality seeds from a sweet pea specialist because seed quality varies. 2. Sow in late…

Acer

    How many times have you heard a member of the Gardeners’ Question Time audience complain that their lovely acer has gone ‘all crinkly’ and died? Just what is…

How to Grow: Callistemon (alternative name: Bottlebrush) With their vibrant, fuzzy-looking flowerheads in summer, Callistemon (Bottlebrush) are instantly recognisable. As you might suspect Callistemon (Bottlebrush) are not hardy outdoors in all…

grow tomatoes

Well, that’s not entirely true. If you’d visited my garden last summer you’d have noticed the air had taken on a blue hue, thanks to me getting rather upset about…

Usually we grow climbers up a wall or trellis, but how about trying to thread them through shrubs? It can make for a stunning partnership, says Graham Rice  Many shrubs…

Japanese anemones make a beautiful addition to autumn borders but they can be invasive. Follow our top tips and grow them with confidence Plant in late spring when the soil…

While visiting milder parts of the country or passing a sheltered inner city garden during February and March, you’ll occasionally come across a filigree-leaved tree covered in a haze of…

                          Wood anemones and windflowers are the unsung treasures of the spring garden, and the perfect ground cover…