The prime planting time for perennials is spring, when the soil is warming up and workable after winter’s onslaught, and autumn when it still holds the summer’s sun and is…

Growing tomatoes can be very rewarding offering your fruit for you to use in the kitchen. This video gives you some quick tips to maximise your crop. Our expert has…

I HAVE always wanted more colour in my summer garden, so this year I was determined to get my summer bulbs – including corms and tubers – in on time.…

Now is the time to propagate shrubs, climbers and woody herbs from semi-ripe cuttings. This is one of the easier cutting techniques and can be done from June until mid-October,…

Our Amateur Gardening Expert gets her lavender bushes in shape for a good show next year. If you want to know how to take lavender cuttings follow this simple step…

We are going to show you how to plant up some fantastic pots for your patio, we are partnering runner beans and nasturtiums. You will need: – Large pot/container –…

Summer is the season for taking stem-tip cuttings of heathers. Our Amatuer Gardening expert shows you how to go about it in six easy steps. Step 1 Remove a strong, healthy,…

Sowing Sunflower Seeds in 5 Simple Steps Step 1: At the end of March/early April sow seeds into 9cm pots. Use an equal ratio of loam, perlite and sand. Step…

The easiest way to start composting at home is to invest in a compost-maker. Most garden centres will stock two sizes: 220-litres or 330-litres. The golden rule is to buy…