If you have a cactus with buds that need removing this simple video shows you how to take cactus cuttings and replant the buds. If your cactus has small baby buds…

This great video with over 7 mins of expert advice on tree planting. The best time for tree planting is in the Autumn, this gives the tree time to establish…

 You’ll need a packet of coriander seeds – available from all good garden centres, some multipurpose compost, and a few small 3in (7cm) pots. Fill the pots to the top…

Prepare the compost using three parts multi-purpose compost with one part horticultural grit. For longer-term displays swap multi-purpose compost with John Innes No 2, as I have done here Fill…

hardwood cuttings

Hardwood cuttings are easy to take and, for most deciduous trees and shrubs, the best way to increase plant stocks. They are taken in the plant’s dormant season, best carried…

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…

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…

Tip 1. Reduce the amount of water you give your houseplants until the compost is almost dry between waterings. Also stop feeding unless the plant is growing or flowering.  …

Alpine Rockery

Build an alpine rockery in 10 easy steps. Step 1. Lay the foundations Step 2. Cover the foundations Step 3. Lay the rocks   Step 4. Secure the rocks in…

Acer

    How many times have you heard a member of the Gardeners’ Question Time audience complain that their lovely acer has gone ‘all crinkly’ and died? Just what is…