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…

Chelsea Flower Show is always about lavish displays, fantasy and drama, but if you ignore the noise above and focus in on the quieter details of the gardens, there’s often…

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…

Other than larger ‘Garden Ready’ plugs which can go straight into garden soil, the potting on process is the same for all plugs, the only difference is the pot or…

  AG garden writer Michelle Wheeler, explains how to pot on your new auriculas for a summer display.   When young plants arrive (pictured), fill a 3in (7.5cm) pot halfway…

Summer bulbs can be planted out in UK gardens in spring, as soon as the soil begins to warm. Ideally, the soil temperature should be no lower than 13C, otherwise…

While visiting milder parts of the country or passing a sheltered inner city garden during February and March, you’ll occasionally come across a filigree-leaved tree covered in a haze of…