Don’t let summer heat stop you from planting out trees and shrubs, say Michelle Wheeler 1) When planting in grass, first strip off the turf, in a circle radiating out…

There are a few timely jobs to do if you want a good crop of citrus fruit this year, says Kris Pruning REMOVAL OF larger branches is best done in…

Keep bugs at bay the natural way, says Kris Nothing Spoils the memory of a summer evening in the garden, like waking up the following day covered in insect bites. Biting…

ON a well-used path, AG gardening editor Kris Collins restores a rusty drain cover back to black   Here’s How: Step 1 Use a stiff wire brush to remove loose…

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…

Old streptocarpus plants begin to lose their flowering potential. Fortunately they’re easy to propagate by taking leaf cuttings; this should be done in spring or early summer How to do…

staking and tying in

Big blooms can be achieved with some varieties of dahlia, Amateur Gardening’s Emilie Griffin explains how STAKING AND TYING                      …

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…