Sowing Sunflower Seeds in 5 Simple Steps Step 1: At the end of March/early April sow seeds into 9cm pots. Use an equal ratio of loam, perlite and sand. Step…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

  1) ‘Louise Odier’ – one for romantics, this intensely scented pink Bourbon rose repeat-flowers and resists disease well. H 5ft (1.5m) S 4ft (1.2m). Supplier: www.oldroses.co.uk 2) ‘Madame Isaac…

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…

When taking semi-ripe cuttings you will first need a bag and secateurs. Take a branch of the plant you are taking a cutting from, you will notice that the end…