Multi-stem trees combine elements  of both trees and shrubs, bringing benefits that make them great garden choices. Where dense shrubs might create an enclosed feel, or where bare tree trunks…

How to make a Christmas table decoration - a great project for kids

Wherever we are, whenever a candle is lit, my 3-year-old sings ‘Happy Birthday’ – mainly to himself – before blowing out the flame, so keeping our lovely table centrepiece alight…

Growing tomatoes can be very rewarding offering your fruit for you to use in the kitchen. This video gives you some quick tips to maximise your crop. Our expert has…

I HAVE always wanted more colour in my summer garden, so this year I was determined to get my summer bulbs – including corms and tubers – in on time.…

Once you’ve grown one Cape primrose successfully you’ll be hooked forever, says Anne Swithinbank. There are literally hundreds of varieties of streptocarpus and they are very collectable. As the common…

Now is the time to propagate shrubs, climbers and woody herbs from semi-ripe cuttings. This is one of the easier cutting techniques and can be done from June until mid-October,…

Our Amateur Gardening Expert gets her lavender bushes in shape for a good show next year. If you want to know how to take lavender cuttings follow this simple step…

We are going to show you how to plant up some fantastic pots for your patio, we are partnering runner beans and nasturtiums. You will need: – Large pot/container –…

Summer is the season for taking stem-tip cuttings of heathers. Our Amatuer Gardening expert shows you how to go about it in six easy steps. Step 1 Remove a strong, healthy,…

Here the team at Amateur Gardening show you how to grow an avocado house plant in our simple and easy steps;   1) Holding the stone (often referred to as…