The prime planting time for perennials is spring, when the soil is warming up and workable after winter’s onslaught, and autumn when it still holds the summer’s sun and is…

I am sure this is a familiar story in many household around the UK and even the world – one of trying to drag your children away from their computers,…

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,…