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 Amateur Gardening expert shows you how to deal with waterlogged lawns, to improve your turf and set it up for either summer or winter. This job is best carried out…

This great video with over 7 mins of expert advice on tree planting. The best time for tree planting is in the Autumn, this gives the tree time to establish…

Prepare the compost using three parts multi-purpose compost with one part horticultural grit. For longer-term displays swap multi-purpose compost with John Innes No 2, as I have done here Fill…

SUMMER IS a busy time for ponds; aquatic plants will have been growing rampantly and water creatures will have been multiplying too. After a summer of aquatic activity and growth,…

Holly berries are already turning red in some areas

Naturalist Matthew Oates of the National Trust said: “Signs of autumn are already in the hedgerows and woods.” He added: “This year has raged its way through winter, then we…