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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…

How to deadhead buddleja [video]

How to deadhead buddleja [video]

Buddleja add colour to your garden, they are also great for wildlife, attracting bees and butterflies. If you deadhead buddleja you will prolong the season on this colourful plant. This…

How to prune an apple tree [video]

How to prune an apple tree [video]

This great instruction video lasts over 9 minutes and is packed full of tips on how to prune apple trees. This video shows you how to prune an apple tree…

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Budget border

Got a new border to plant but need to keep your costs down? Be inspired by this bargain blend of fast-growers created by Helen Derrin from online plant nursery www.crocus.co.uk …

'Louise Odier' is popular Bourbon rose

Top 10 roses for scent

Is there any fragrance more legendary than the scent of the rose? Its delicious, sweet perfume is the highlight of the summer garden. The following 10 varieties are among the…

Grow Ipomoea through Forsythia to disguise ugly summer foliage

Growing climbers through shrubs

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…

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5 easy steps to sowing sunflowers

1 At the end of March/early April sow seeds into 9cm pots. Use an equal ratio of loam, perlite and sand. 2 Stand pots in a warm propagator in the…

Taking Semi-ripe cuttings [video]

Taking Semi-ripe cuttings [video]

When taking semi-ripe cuttings you will first need a bag and secateurs. Take a branch of the plant you are taking a cutting from, you will notice that the end…

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Easy fuchsia cuttings

Never taken cuttings? Gain confidence with these easy candidates, says AG garden writer Michelle Wheeler The part of gardening I enjoy the most is propagating plants. If you have never…