Plant begonia tubers now ready to early cuttings in spring, says AG garden writer Michelle Fill a seed tray with light, sandy, loam-based compost. Or mix horticultural sand with multi-purpose…

Want a quick fix green boundary or screen? ‘Trough’ hedging is an option, says AG garden writer Michelle Although we have hit a cold spell, spring is just around the…

The heat of different chillies is measured using the Scoville scale, which marks the degree of dilution of the chilli sample in a sugar solution. A rating of 100,000 means…

Can’t keep on top of houseplant watering? Hydro crystals could be the answer, says AG’s gardening editor Kris Collins Hydro crystals provide water and basic air and nutrients needed for…

November is the ideal time to plant tulip bulbs, says AG gardening editor Kris Collins While spring flowering bulbs have been available to buy since the end of August, tulips…

For the best plants and flowers, roses need attention all-year-round. AG gardening editor Kris Collins sets out the key jobs this autumn Prune late-flowering types My Rosa ‘The fairy’ was…

COLCHICUM SPECIOSUM Colchicum will look spectacular for several weeks – if they’re planted in the right place. Thread them between and around shrubs and trees in good, well-drained soil and…

Berberis is one of the world’s most successful plants. It is vigorous, easy, and virtually indestructible – and there are many varieties to choose from. There’s one for every kind…

These South African Stunners make a stylish statement in pots, says Kris 1) Add a layer of crocks or similar to the bottom of your pot for good drainage –…

It’s the best time of year to tidy up and propagate iris rhizomes, says Kris QUICK TIP Keep roots moist by carrying out the process early or late in the…