AG’s Kris Collins visits Trehane Nursery for some expert advice on planting blueberries Trehane Nursery in Dorset has been growing blueberries since 1949, as well as a huge pick your own field,…

Kris Collins makes a brick path on existing concrete To keep things in place the bricks need to go down on a bed of mortar. This is where the existing…

Divide your bearded irises in August, says Emilie Griffin Bearded irises with rhizomes (this can be recognised as they have fleshy stems at soil level) are divided about six weeks…

water container, topping up water levels

You don’t need a large pond to get water gardening. Many pond plants will grow happily in a small watertight container. Amateur Gardening’s Kris Collins shows how to set up…

pricking out seedlings

You’ve sown your free Amateur Gardening seeds, they’ve sprouted and seedlings are showing their first true leaves. Now’s the time to prick out and pot on. Kris Collins tells you…

Tie ribbon or raffia around the stems to make them showy

Cut flowering stems from perennials, bulbs, shrubs and even trees to provide lots of colour in the home and a ‘free’ bouquet when brought in from the garden. Some of…