Spring

Spring is a busy time for gardeners. it is the time to start sowing seeds and planting bulbs for colour through Summer and Autumn.

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How to make Easter hanging baskets

If you are looking to create hanging baskets this Easter weekend - look no further than our simple step-by-step guide from Amateur Gardening magazine. For this you will need: – hanging…

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Get the family gardening over Easter

I am sure this is a familiar story in many household around the UK and even the world – one of trying to drag your children away from their computers,…

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5 Easy steps to sowing sunflower seeds

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…

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How to sow seeds

THERE IS little more satisfying than growing magnificent, colourful flowers or delicious crops from a few tiny seeds. It’s also a lot cheaper than buying young plants. Many people never…

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How to make your own compost

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…

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How to Prune Roses

To ensure you achieve the healthiest and best-shaped roses, which in turn give you the best flowers, you need to prune roses annually – and this can be carried out…

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Spring lawn care tips

When it comes to spring lawn care there are three key jobs need doing. These are scarifying, spiking, and top-dressing. SCARIFYING removes moss and ‘thatch’ – small pieces of dead grass…

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Get instant colour from bulbs this Spring

Traditionally Autumn is the time to plant out dormant spring bulbs, but if you didn’t get round to the job last year, help is now at hand. Garden centres seem…

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How to create a self-watering planter

WATERING tomatoes and other large plants all year round, especially during busy times, can be a lot of hard work. A number of self-watering planter systems are available to buy…

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Make more spring flowering bulbs

With flowers faded, AG garden writer Ruth Hayes, shows you how to make more spring bulbs for free         WITH any luck your spring bulbs came up…