Kris Collins

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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…


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…


Get greenhouse tomatoes on the go

Sowing tomatoes early will give you the best chance of a bumper crop, says Kris Take a small seed tray (above) or a 3in (7.5cm) pot  and fill with seed…

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Kris’s Blog: 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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Potting amaryllis

      Ag gardening editor, Kris Collins, shows how to pot up amaryllis bulbs for indoor winter colour


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…