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…

pricking out seedlings

You’ve sown your free Amateur Gardening seeds, they’ve sprouted and seedlings are showing their first true leaves. Now’s the time to prick out and pot on. Kris Collins tells you…

Tie ribbon or raffia around the stems to make them showy

Cut flowering stems from perennials, bulbs, shrubs and even trees to provide lots of colour in the home and a ‘free’ bouquet when brought in from the garden. Some of…