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…

Follow our simple guide to planting winter containers: The plants we used: 1 x Carex ‘Frosted Curls’, 1 x Euonymus ‘Emerald Gaeity’, 2 x heather, 2 x pot cyclamen (red and white), 3 x…

Autumn Lawn Care

HOT, DRY summers like the one many of us have experienced this year leave lawns looking far from their best. Frazzled, brown grass, bare patches, and a flourishing of moss…

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.  …