Tip 1. Reduce the amount of water you give your houseplants until the compost is almost dry between waterings. Also stop feeding unless the plant is growing or flowering.  …

This great instruction video lasts over 9 minutes and is packed full of tips on how to prune apple trees. This video shows you how to prune an apple tree…

    Pruning Forsythia right can make them a real asset to the garden, says Matthew Wilson Despite its many virtues – fast growing, tough, easy-to-cultivate – Forsythia seems to…

Alpine Rockery

Build an alpine rockery in 10 easy steps. Step 1. Lay the foundations Step 2. Cover the foundations Step 3. Lay the rocks   Step 4. Secure the rocks in…

Acer

    How many times have you heard a member of the Gardeners’ Question Time audience complain that their lovely acer has gone ‘all crinkly’ and died? Just what is…

How to Grow: Callistemon (alternative name: Bottlebrush) With their vibrant, fuzzy-looking flowerheads in summer, Callistemon (Bottlebrush) are instantly recognisable. As you might suspect Callistemon (Bottlebrush) are not hardy outdoors in all…

With flowers faded, AG garden writer Ruth Hayes, shows you how to make more spring bulbs for free         WITH any luck your spring bulbs came up…

Got a new border to plant but need to keep your costs down? Be inspired by this bargain blend of fast-growers created by Helen Derrin from online plant nursery www.crocus.co.uk …