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Quick-growing annuals to sow now

There is still time in late spring to sow quick-growing hardy and half-hardy annuals straight to the soil, says Anne Swithinbank, as she describes the best ones to grow

7 mins read
Amateur Gardening
May 07, 2022

Keeping it sweet

Bob explains why now is the best time to sow sweetcorn

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
May 07, 2022

Create a wildlife patch

Give a little space to nature’s heroes, says Ruth

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
May 07, 2022

Autumn daisies

Sneezeweeds are tough perennials, and now is the time to plant them to attract wildlife and fill borders with warm, fiery colour in late summer and autumn, says Hazel Sillver

8 mins read
Amateur Gardening
May 07, 2022

Say hello to hostas

After disappointments, Ruth gives hostas another chance

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
May 07, 2022

Bring me sunshine!

Sow the taste of citrus with cosmos ‘Polidor’, says Ruth

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
May 07, 2022

Growing citrus plants

Whether you grow luscious lemons or ornate oranges, Steve and Val Bradley explain how to keep your potted citrus plants in tip-top condition throughout the year

3 mins read
Amateur Gardening
May 07, 2022

Sparring partners

Val looks at the pros and cons of gardening partnerships

3 mins read
Amateur Gardening
May 07, 2022

Start thinking about cuttings

Propagation is so easy and satisfying, says Ruth

4 mins read
Amateur Gardening
May 07, 2022

This week... lilacs

With their beautiful scented flowers, lilacs are an easy-to-grow garden classic

5 mins read
Amateur Gardening
May 07, 2022

Luscious lilies

Beautiful and hardy, lilies are flowers of mystery and legend. Camilla Phelps explains how you're spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the right lily for your garden

7 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 30, 2022

AG's peat-free compost test: Part 3

Overall growth is more even and plants are bushing out after a patchy start

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 30, 2022

It's a kind of magic

Bob reveals a few plant ‘tricks' to impress children

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 30, 2022

Focus on... Summer lettuce

Lettuces are the foundation of summer salads — and, with careful sowing, spring, autumn and winter salads, too! Lucy explains how to boost your salad self-sufficiency

7 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 30, 2022

The garden's dark star

'Velvet Queen' is a statuesque beauty

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 30, 2022

Dragon tree dilemma

Anne Swithinbank's masterclass on: Pruning Pruning a dracaena

3 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 30, 2022

Dropping peat is not the answer

Use peat until a good alternative is found, says Bunny Guinness

3 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 30, 2022

Magnolias for every garden

Christopher Lloyd explains why every garden should have a magnolia

6 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 30, 2022

On the decline

Val is shocked to discover that gipsy rose is on the red list

3 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 30, 2022

Towers of colour

Sow or plant mulleins in spring for glorious spires of summer flowers that add vertical accents to the border and provide nectar for bees

7 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 30, 2022

This week... lupins

If you want height and colour in your garden, grow lupins

5 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 30, 2022

What to do with sweet peas

Sow more and care for seedlings

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 30, 2022

A pot for every season

Refresh and plant anew to fill the 'colour gap.

4 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 30, 2022

The colour purple

If you love purple, plant it now for decadent, bold borders, says Hazel Sillver, as she explains the best combinations when using this stunning colour in your borders

7 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 23, 2022

Watering wisdoms

With pot-grown plants often falling foul of inadequate watering, Bob explains how to think smart with hydration

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 23, 2022

Time to plant spuds

I aimed to make the most of my limited space says Garry

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 23, 2022

Tremendous toadflax

With their flax-like foliage and spurred flowers resembling small toads, linaria or toadflax are easy-going, colourful, sun-loving plants

7 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 23, 2022

Spring lawn care

Steve and Val Bradley explain how to bring your lawn back to life this spring

3 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 23, 2022

Cuckoo land

Val takes a close look at cuckoos and cuckoo flowers

3 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 23, 2022

Sow some scented bedding

It’s easy to see why Nicotianas are so popular, says Ruth

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
April 23, 2022

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