The easiest way to start composting at home is to invest in a compost-maker. Most garden centres will stock two sizes: 220-litres or 330-litres. The golden rule is to buy…

To ensure you achieve the healthiest and best-shaped roses, which in turn give you the best flowers, you need to prune roses annually – and this can be carried out…

When it comes to spring lawn care there are three key jobs need doing. These are scarifying, spiking, and top-dressing. SCARIFYING removes moss and ‘thatch’ – small pieces of dead grass…

WATERING tomatoes and other large plants all year round, especially during busy times, can be a lot of hard work. A number of self-watering planter systems are available to buy…

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…

Usually we grow climbers up a wall or trellis, but how about trying to thread them through shrubs? It can make for a stunning partnership, says Graham Rice  Many shrubs…

While visiting milder parts of the country or passing a sheltered inner city garden during February and March, you’ll occasionally come across a filigree-leaved tree covered in a haze of…

                          Wood anemones and windflowers are the unsung treasures of the spring garden, and the perfect ground cover…

AG garden editor, Kris Collins, is dusting off the heated propagator to gets his favourite summer crops underway Fill cells with seed and cuttings compost. I sieve mine first, to…

Plant begonia tubers now ready to early cuttings in spring, says AG garden writer Michelle Fill a seed tray with light, sandy, loam-based compost. Or mix horticultural sand with multi-purpose…