Grow Your Own Avocado Main

How To Grow Avocado We can’t promise you can easily grow your own avocados – these tropical trees are unlikely to crop in our temperate climate – but don’t let…

How To Grow Clematis C.alpina ‘Columbine’

© Time Inc   Clematis mingle well with existing climbers and wall shrubs, taking up little extra space. They can deliver flowers every month of the year and are largely…

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If you are looking to create hanging baskets this Easter weekend – look no further than our simple step-by-step guide from Amateur Gardening magazine. For this you will need: – hanging…

Growing basil with Kris

  Kris shows how to start off crops of basil   Fill a pot with a good quality soil-based seed compost. Tamp down the surface. Lightly sprinkle a few seeds…

Keep Your Citrus In Shape

Keep Your Citrus In Shape   If you are growing citrus trees in pots they will have loved the Mediterranean-levels of heat and sunshine we experienced for most of this…

Dahlia 'Jescot Julie' (Alamy)

Fill that flowerless hole in the border with something that’s going to keep the colour coming right through to autumn. You should be able to pick these plants up from…

Their gently scrambling habit makes them the perfect follow up act for June-flowering roses and early summer-flowering shrubs. Pruning couldn’t be simpler: Just cut them down to the lowest shooting…

The biggest tip for success is to buy a pre-trained tree, this removes the trickier pruning required to shape the tree in the first few years. Some of the best…

grow tomatoes

Well, that’s not entirely true. If you’d visited my garden last summer you’d have noticed the air had taken on a blue hue, thanks to me getting rather upset about…