Throughout the next year Michelle will help with weed identification and the best way to get rid of them organically, and with the safe use of herbicides     When…

Crown lifting is valuable pruning technique anyone can try.  It simply involves removing the lower branches of a tree or shrub to raise the height of the canopy. There are…

Japanese anemones make a beautiful addition to autumn borders but they can be invasive. Follow our top tips and grow them with confidence Plant in late spring when the soil…

Train cuttings for low cost versions of these premium plants, says AG’s gardening editor Kris Collins Cuttings and initial training: 1) Take a non-flowering tip with two or three leaf sets.…

When taking semi-ripe cuttings you will first need a bag and secateurs. Take a branch of the plant you are taking a cutting from, you will notice that the end…

Never taken cuttings? Gain confidence with these easy candidates, says AG garden writer Michelle Wheeler The part of gardening I enjoy the most is propagating plants. If you have never…

Thinking of taking semi ripe cuttings this summer? see our list here for a range of suitable shrubby subjects

  Pest Control The never-ending quest to combat garden pests is now in full swing, especially in my greenhouse. A few weeks ago I fumigated it with a garlic candle,…

Potentially harmful garden plants

Popular garden plants that can cause poisoning if eaten or are likely to cause skin irritation and allergic reactions: Acalypha irritant; poisonous Acokanthera poisonous Aconitum poisonous, irritant Actaea poisonous, irritant…

It’s important to divide your bearded irises every few years to keep them floriferous and healthy, and to make new plants. The traditional technique is to dig up the iris…