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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.…

The shaft on the Darlac weed knife can be set to any length

Product test – long handled patio knives

Best buy 19/20 Darlac telescopic knife £12 Tel. 01753 547790 or www. darlac.com Build 4 Telescopic aluminium shaft and stainless steel head, secured by two screws. Length adjusts from 321/2in -481/2in (83cm…

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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…

Karcher's new range saves on water

Product profile – pressure washer

IT’S good to see that Karcher has come up with a more efficient way of cleaning the likes of garden furniture and guttering. New out is the Ecologic high pressure…

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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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Summer citrus care

There are a few timely jobs to do if you want a good crop of citrus fruit this year, says Kris Pruning REMOVAL OF larger branches is best done in…

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Insect repellent patio planter – reader offer

Keep bugs at bay the natural way, says Kris Nothing Spoils the memory of a summer evening in the garden, like waking up the following day covered in insect bites. Biting…

Eco-campaigners dislike patio heaters

Green campaigners attack patio heaters

When Wyevale Garden Centres announced in 2007 that it was to stop selling patio heaters at its 120 UK stores, the move was widely applauded by environment campaigners. But greens…

The Coronation Street roses

Coronation Street roses unveiled by Mattocks

Soap fans will be able to grow roses that are right up their street next year. Three patio roses will be launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ITV1’s hit…