Kris shows how to start off crops of basil   Fill a pot with a good quality soil-based seed compost. Tamp down the surface. Lightly sprinkle a few seeds…

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…

Nettle leaves can be used to make a highly nutritious liquid, useful for boosting leafy growth on plants. In spring there is plenty of nettle growth for you to use.…

Michelle shows you how to pot on seedlings for strong plants to set outside in summer Water the seedlings and allow to drain. Fill a module tray or small pots…

  Prepare and plan borders now for a spring planting of herbaceous perennials, says Kris For curves, use a hosepipe to mark out the bed (a plank will give straight…

TOG RATINGS aren’t just for your bedroom duvet, you know. As winters appear to be harder hitting, research into the design and fibres needed for warmer clothing has been moving…

Sadly, hedgehogs aren’t as abundant as they used to be, having declined by 25 per cent in the last 10 years alone. This is mainly due to habitat loss, including…

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FINDING STUFF to keep kids amused on dull winter days can be a challenge, which is why this wild bird feed making kit is such a winner. Not only will…

Influential gardeners have paid their respects to world-famous rose breeder Peter Beales, who died on 26 January aged 76, following a long illness. Peter, chairman of Peter Beales Roses of…