Winter

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Berries on holly explained plus 5 top buys

Hollies are either male or female – only the females berry. Very few are self-fertile, so a female generally needs a male nearby (in the same garden or a neighbour’s)…

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How to grow the perfect Christmas roses

  To grow Christmas roses start off by buying cheaper ‘tester’ Helleborus niger in smaller pots. If possible, buy your Christmas roses in flower, looking for rounded blooms and plenty of healthy…

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How to make a Christmas containers

For a cool, sophisticated look choose white and silver plants and embellish them with silver decorations and bright lights. This display will look classy for many months and the cineraria…

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Five top winter flowering bulbs

1. Eranthis hyemalis The golden glow of this charming low-growing winter perennial is a heartwarming sight indeed. The flower is set within deep green leaves. The winter aconite will thrive…

How to protect ferns [video]

How to protect ferns [video]

Our expert on Amateur Gardening shows you how to protect ferns in your garden during the winter months. Our winters can get very cold and the frost and snow can…

How to pot amaryllis [video]

How to pot amaryllis [video]

Our Amateur Gardening expert shows you how to pot amaryllis bulbs to give colour in your home. This is an easy job but produces great results in a very short…

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How to create a Christmas apple tree decoration

This is a great alternative to traditional Christmas decorations. Use up surplus apple harvests or buy a few bags from the supermarket. Take a walk and see what berries you…

How to force bulbs in winter [video]

How to force bulbs in winter [video]

Our Amateur Gardening expert shows you how to force bulbs in winter. The bulb we chose was narcissus, this was chosen due to the amazing scent. The best time of…

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Grape pruning in winter

Grape pruning is a vital job in winter, the vines need a hard prune to encourage heavy cropping. However the way you grow them will determine how you prune them, we…

Plant winter hanging baskets [video]

Plant winter hanging baskets [video]

This step by step video shows you how to plant a stunning winter hanging basket. First start by placing the hanging basket on some newspaper. Line the hanging basket with…