1) Composting Autumn leaves are great for composting especially tree leaves. Tree leaves are rich in trace minerals as they have drawn in nutrients from the subsoil gained from the…

Our Amateur Gardening expert shows you how to deal with waterlogged lawns, to improve your turf and set it up for either summer or winter. This job is best carried out…

This is a great alternative to traditional Christmas decorations. Use up surplus apple harvests or buy a few bags from the supermarket. Take a walk and see what berries you…

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…

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…

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…

Tip 1. Reduce the amount of water you give your houseplants until the compost is almost dry between waterings. Also stop feeding unless the plant is growing or flowering.  …