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…

Best buy 19/20 Acacia Frame £104.90 (inc p&p) Mr Fothergills Tel. 0845 3710518 www.mr-fothergills.co.uk Build: 5 Acacia wood frame, polycarbonate glazing and steel fittings. Features: 4 The Acacia wood is…

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…

Keep patios, paths and drive weed free with top tips from AG gardening editor Kris Collins Allow weeds to mature in the joins between patio slabs or block paving and…

Stay chemical free with regular soil cultivation, says AG gardening editor Kris Collins Regular hoeing or cultivation of garden soils is the best way to prevent weeds taking hold. Scratch…

When it comes to planting potatoes, the old saying goes, “Get your earlies in late and your lates in early”. Just as well considering the weather we’ve been experiencing this…

Getting dirt, moss and the like off paving, decking and garden furniture can be hard work and time-consuming. But now you can give your elbow more power and be eco-friendly…

Environment campaigners say retailers have rallied behind their campaign to strip store shelves of sprays linked to bee decline. Up to 2,000 outlets have removed neonicotinoids (neonics) from sale –…