hardwood cuttings

Hardwood cuttings are easy to take and, for most deciduous trees and shrubs, the best way to increase plant stocks. They are taken in the plant’s dormant season, best carried…

Pumpkin planters are a fun way to celebrate the season, and they’re quick and easy to make. Use them to dress patios and doorways. Add halloween lanterns and battery-operated fairy…

Follow our simple guide to planting winter containers: The plants we used: 1 x Carex ‘Frosted Curls’, 1 x Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaeity’, 2 x heather, 2 x pot cyclamen (red and white), 3 x…

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…