Don’t let cold days and dark nights  stop you sowing and growing this winter, says Kris Sowing in small batches is key to making the most of available windowsill…

Train cuttings for low cost versions of these premium plants, says AG’s gardening editor Kris Collins Cuttings and initial training: 1) Take a non-flowering tip with two or three leaf sets.…

2012 hasn’t provided the ideal conditions for growing heat- and sun-loving chillies, so I am proud to show off the results of my February-sown chillies. So much so, that I’m…

Are your favourite alpines lost on the rockery? Put them in containers, says Kris Pot options and soil mixes Alpines look best displayed in natural stone containers (above). You can…

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…

Light up shady spots with these summer favourites Begonias require free draining conditions. Line your chosen container with an inch or so of gravel, broken crocks or grit, for good…

Fans of The Only Way is Essex will know the ‘Towie’ crew’s pre-holiday mantra ‘No carbs ‘til Marbs’. It’s something I wished I’d followed in the build up to my…