Sally Charrett

Sally Charrett
Dahlia 'Jescot Julie' (Alamy)

Fill that flowerless hole in the border with something that’s going to keep the colour coming right through to autumn. You should be able to pick these plants up from…

Their gently scrambling habit makes them the perfect follow up act for June-flowering roses and early summer-flowering shrubs. Pruning couldn’t be simpler: Just cut them down to the lowest shooting…

growing sweet peas

The steps you need to follow for growing sweet peas success!     1. Buy quality seeds from a sweet pea specialist because seed quality varies. 2. Sow in late…

holly

Hollies are either male or female – only the females berry. Very few are self-fertile, so a female generally needs a male nearby (in the same garden or a neighbour’s)…

For a cool, sophisticated look choose white and silver plants and embellish them with silver decorations and bright lights. This display will look classy for many months and the cineraria…

Pumpkin planters are a fun way to celebrate the season, and they’re quick and easy to make. Use them to dress patios and doorways. Add halloween lanterns and battery-operated fairy…

Got a new border to plant but need to keep your costs down? Be inspired by this bargain blend of fast-growers created by Helen Derrin from online plant nursery www.crocus.co.uk …

How to make Cider at home [video]

Watch this great video on how to make Cider at home CIDER-MAKING: A QUICK GUIDE As well cider apples, dessert or cooker varieties can be used; the best cider is…

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…

Sadly, hedgehogs aren’t as abundant as they used to be, having declined by 25 per cent in the last 10 years alone. This is mainly due to habitat loss, including…