Grape pruning is a vital job in winter, the vines need a hard prune to encourage heavy cropping. However the way you grow them will determine how you prune them, we…

We have put two unlikely planting partners together on the veg patch this weekend. And I wonder if anyone else is growing onions along side roses in their garden?! Unfortunately we haven’t…

No matter what time of year, a well-tended topiary shape is guaranteed to catch your attention. Usually created using evergreen plants, these shapes take centre stage during the winter months,…

 You’ll need a packet of coriander seeds – available from all good garden centres, some multipurpose compost, and a few small 3in (7cm) pots. Fill the pots to the top…

CUT all of the bean stems at ground level, as well as any ties attaching the stems to the canes. LIFT the wigwam out of the soil and lay it…

hardwood cuttings

Hardwood cuttings are easy to take and, for most deciduous trees and shrubs, the best way to increase plant stocks. They are taken in the plant’s dormant season, best carried…

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There’s no better way to celebrate the spookiest of holidays than with a creepy pumpkin carving. Be it a ghost, bat, grim reaper, or just a good old fashioned Jack…

Pumpkin planters are a fun way to celebrate the season, and they’re quick and easy to make. Use them to dress patios and doorways. Add halloween lanterns and battery-operated fairy…

    Composting: The composting process will slow down as the days get colder, but keep digging over your compost heap and adding green and brown garden waste, fruit and…