Here’s a little tea-time treat that’ll have your feathered friends tweeting for joy. Produced by family tea merchants Ringtons this classic shaped ceramic teapot is really a birdfeeder that can be hung securely from any tree, post or balcony thanks to its strong zinc coated steel suspension cable. Each one carries the 107 year company’s RT crest and comes with…
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Want to make a few bob, selling your surplus plants at car boot sales? We set out our selling tips, as well as what you can and can’t sell
Anne Swithinbank shows how to protect early planted potatoes from late frosts, while Bob Flowerdew sets out his favorite types by culinary use.
Sowing a new lawn this spring? AG consumer editor, Julia…
Here’s a great idea as a present for a gardening friend. The Garden MultiTool is one of a range of four pocket-sized tools launched by Wilkinson Sword.
Despite being just 4in (10cm long) it has 14 other devices tucked away in the handles, making it ideal for spur of the moment DIY and repair jobs around the garden. Amongst them is…
Snowdrops failing to flower? Congested clumps can starve each other of the nutrients needed for flowering. We show you how to divide and conquer!
How have your trees coped in the high winds and gales? We show three ways of staking young trees to keep them upright, no matter the weather.
The One Show’s Christine Walkden reveals the best clematis for…
Best buy 20/20
STIHL MS 170
For nearest stockists tel. 01276 20202
Very strong plastic casing and spiked bumper. Plastic engine shroud, rubberised chain brake, rear handle and handlebar. Metal guide bar and steel chain.
A 30.1cc 2-stroke engine and a chain that reaches 24.8m per second. Chain tension is altered by a screw alongside the guide bar. Clear fuel and chain…
If you find yourself having to fight off a bundle of tools every time you open the shed door then a proper storage system has to be a priority. It’ll not only be a far safer place but also make retrieving your gardening gear quicker and easier. Plus, it’ll have the knock on effect of freeing up floor space.
You don’t need any special tools or tricks to remove ivy from walls, AG Gardening editor Kris Collins shows you the easy way to do it.
There are two ways to prune a rose – one produces fewer but bigger blooms, the other gives more flowers per plant but fewer blooms. Read Peter Seabrook’s timely advice to get the results you…
Best buy 20/20
£9.95 p&p £3.95
Multi-purpose boot bag
Country Estate brand
Tel: 01722 710754
A polyester fabric bag made in a welly shape with a waterproof coating. The reinforced base has webbing on the outside and a lining interior. Dimensions: 201⁄2in (52cm) high x 91⁄2 (27cm) wide x 12in (30cm) deep.
The only bag with three outer compartments and a small inside zipped…
Best buy 14/15
Tel: 0843 309 0199
A quilted water repellent finish with polyester shell and silky lining plus ThermoGuard insulation, which the manufacturer describes as “advanced synthetic fibres”. Includes part extendable waist, longer length, high collar and back vents with popper fastening. The full length zip is given extra protection from the elements by a popper-fastened storm…
Straight fertilisers can target specific problems with your garden plants. Confused by all the different options on garden centre shelves? We pick out the best and show you how to use them to optimise flowers, fruit and foliage in the garden.
Fancy a bumper runner bean crop in 2014? Buy British-bred cultivars and start saving your own seeds – Peter Seabrook…