Saving water might not seem a priority at the moment, but if a half-decent, warm summer ever does arrive, then every drop will count. Thanks to its innovative yet simple design, the RainCan is easy to fill from an outdoor or indoor tap and, if left outside on a wet day, will collect more rainwater than your average watering can.…
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It is easy to grow an avocado house plant by rooting the stone of a shop-bought avocado pear. It’s a bit of fun too… AG gardening editor Kris Collins shows how to do it:
1) Holding the stone (often referred to as a ‘pit’) with its narrow- or pointed-side up, stick four toothpicks into the middle section at even intervals. They…
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Darlac telescopic knife £12
Tel. 01753 547790 or www. darlac.com
Telescopic aluminium shaft and stainless steel head, secured by two screws. Length adjusts from 321/2in -481/2in (83cm – 123cm).
Twist locking mechanism can set the length at any point. Has two very sharp blades, one on the vertical, the other in the curve of the hook. Plastic grip handle.
There’s no doubt about it – young tomato plants can always benefit from extra weather protection. Don’t worry if you haven’t got a greenhouse though as Nison has a sturdy, yet temporary, solution. Take a look at the Nison tomato growhouse with its powder coated steel frame, heavy duty PVC cover plus guy ropes and pegs for extra stability.
The weather for the last few days has certainly kept me on my toes! rain, sun, gales, cloudy and chilly. What ever is a gardener to do? Still my tomatoes, tomatillos, chillies and strawberries, all of which are in the greenhouse are all looking healthy and growing fast. Maybe I should live in there for a bit, see if I…
If slugs are a continual problem but you don’t want to go down the route of using pellets then a chemical free approach is called for. From slug “pubs” to copper strips there are a few on the market to choose from now and, as the weather warms up, decisions need to be made.
Slug Barricade from Darlac is not only…
Spring may have sprung late, but when it finally comes it will be sensational, Alan Titchmarsh has predicted.
The ITV Love Your Garden presenter shared gardeners’ frustration at being stuck indoors during icy blasts in March and April – but says we’ll all benefit from a late start to the season.
Speaking exclusively to AG, Alan said: “We are in for a…
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£104.90 (inc p&p)
Tel. 0845 3710518
Acacia wood frame, polycarbonate glazing and steel fittings.
The Acacia wood is kiln-dried and the glazing is twin-skinned. Measures: 3ft 2in (100cm) wide x 231/2in (60cm) wide x 153/4in (40cm) high at the back. Has a micro-adjustable lid for ventilation and watering.
Light and easy enough to move around and looked…
Keep bedding and border displays weed free this season with top tips from AG gardening editor Kris Collins
Aim to dig out weeds growing in border soils unless you’re faced with persistent weeds that re-grow from bits of root left in the ground (ground elder, bindweed and couch grass spring to mind) .
Digging is eco-friendly, cheaper, and it removes the risk…