1. Eranthis hyemalis The golden glow of this charming low-growing winter perennial is a heartwarming sight indeed. The flower is set within deep green leaves. The winter aconite will thrive…

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Step 1 – Peg a strip of black membrane, 1ft (30cm) wide and as long as needed, to the ground. Once it’s in place push the edges into the soil…

Buddleja add colour to your garden, they are also great for wildlife, attracting bees and butterflies. If you deadhead buddleja you will prolong the season on this colourful plant. This…

1) Composting Autumn leaves are great for composting especially tree leaves. Tree leaves are rich in trace minerals as they have drawn in nutrients from the subsoil gained from the…

We show you how to plant your border shrubs in Autumn in this simple step by step guide. Step 1) Choose your site and dig the soil over with a garden…

Our expert on Amateur Gardening shows you how to protect ferns in your garden during the winter months. Our winters can get very cold and the frost and snow can…

Our Amateur Gardening expert shows you how to pot amaryllis bulbs to give colour in your home. This is an easy job but produces great results in a very short…

This is a great alternative to traditional Christmas decorations. Use up surplus apple harvests or buy a few bags from the supermarket. Take a walk and see what berries you…

Our Amateur Gardening expert shows you how to force bulbs in winter. The bulb we chose was narcissus, this was chosen due to the amazing scent. The best time of…

Grape pruning is a vital job in winter, the vines need a hard prune to encourage heavy cropping. However the way you grow them will determine how you prune them, we…