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…

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…