You may have read in the pages of Amateur Gardening (AG 25 May) that I’m giving my new garden a full overhaul, says AG gardening editor, Kris Collins. Nearly every…

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There’s no doubt about it – young tomato plants can always benefit from extra weather protection. Don’t worry if you haven’t got a greenhouse though as Nison has a sturdy,…

A scientist has created what could be the most environmentally-friendly lawn in the country – but your kids won’t be able to play football on it. Lionel Smith, a PhD…

The weather for the last few days has certainly kept me on my toes! rain, sun, gales, cloudy and chilly. What ever is a gardener to do? Still my tomatoes,…

Raking is gardeners’ most hated outdoor task – with Brits ranking it as a never-ending chore. Over 500 gardeners were asked to identify the task they least looked forward to. …

  Michelle shows you how to make a bee hotel for Mason bees Carefully saw a 36 x 4 x 1/2in (105 x 10 x 1.5cm) plank of untreated wood…

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Keep bedding and border displays weed free this season with top tips from AG gardening editor Kris Collins Aim to dig out weeds growing in border soils unless you’re faced…