Kris Collins

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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…

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From veg patch to flower patch

We have put two unlikely planting partners together on the veg patch this weekend. And I wonder if anyone else is growing onions along side roses in their garden?! Unfortunately we haven’t…

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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Grow an avocado

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…

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Weed control: beds and borders

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…

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Weed control: Patios and paving

Keep patios, paths and drive weed free with top tips from AG gardening editor Kris Collins Allow weeds to mature in the joins between patio slabs or block paving and…

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Weed control: Hoe, hoe, hoe!

Stay chemical free with regular soil cultivation, says AG gardening editor Kris Collins Regular hoeing or cultivation of garden soils is the best way to prevent weeds taking hold. Scratch…

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Quick Easter containers

Kris creates an Easter hanging basket   Place a liner into the basket and secure with plastic ties if required. Once in, start by covering the base of the liner…

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Long lasting amaryllis

I love it when a plan comes together! I potted my store bought amaryllis bulbs in mid November (see the video here), hoping to have colourful blooms in time for…

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Christmas tree care

Make sure your living trees stay fresh into the New Year with Kris’ care guide:   General care (cut and potted)   You have two options with net-wrapped trees. Either…