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How to plant large winter containers

Follow our simple guide to planting winter containers: The plants we used: 1 x Carex ‘Frosted Curls’, 1 x Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaeity’, 2 x heather, 2 x pot cyclamen (red and white), 3 x…

Planting summer containers [video]

Planting summer containers [video]

Kris Collins shows you the top tips for planting summer containers, that will look stunning all season long. Kris demonstrates how to start planting your summer container for the best results.…

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Shrubs in tubs – planting advice

By planting up pots and containers with deciduous and evergreen shrubs, you’ll create longer lasting displays that provide interest all year round. Andy McIndoe recommends five of the best 1…

David Austin's 'Lady of Shalott' looks spectacular in a large terracotta pot

Best roses for containers

If you love roses but have run out of room in the borders, turn to the patio instead. Roses in containers are a much easier alternative to high-maintenance bedding plants.…

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Alpines in containers

Are your favourite alpines lost on the rockery? Put them in containers, says Kris Pot options and soil mixes Alpines look best displayed in natural stone containers (above). You can…

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Palm in a pot

Palms make an elegant addition to patio container displays. Get the look with Kris’s simple 5 step planting guide. Palm used: Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis) 1)    Place an…

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Instant colour from bulbs

Got gaps to fill, or didn’t plant in autumn? Plant sprouted bulbs this weekend for a quick fix, says AG garden editor Kris Collins Autumn is the traditional time to…

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Instant hedge effect

Want a quick fix green boundary or screen? ‘Trough’ hedging is an option, says AG garden writer Michelle Although we have hit a cold spell, spring is just around the…

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Planting tulips in pots

November is the ideal time to plant tulip bulbs, says AG gardening editor Kris Collins While spring flowering bulbs have been available to buy since the end of August, tul;ips…