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Milady is a true beauty

Sow these asters now for a carpet of colour, says Ruth

1 min read
Amateur Gardening
February 06, 2021

Keeping cuttings healthy

Ruth pots them on and makes sure there are no problems

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
February 06, 2021

Multiple choice

For a quick way to get more from plants and save a packet, pick plants you can easily split into multiples, says Bob

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
February 06, 2021

Secret lives of bees

Val finds out some interesting facts from a new bee book

3 mins read
Amateur Gardening
February 06, 2021

My favourite rare clematis

A handful of clematis varieties are immensely popular, yet there are many others that are equally beautiful though rarely seen. Christopher Lloyd picks out some of the best

5 mins read
Amateur Gardening
February 06, 2021

Create a Mini Jungle

Have your borders hit the doldrums? Ever thought of creating a tropical theme in one of them? Anne Swithinbank has some great varieties for you to try

5 mins read
Amateur Gardening
February 06, 2021

Appetite for destruction

Hungry herring gulls threaten Toby’s fish. Luckily, he has acquired a feathery plant that promises to save the day…

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
February 06, 2021

Be Tidy And Wildlife-Friendly!

Watching how gardens work as ecosystems is as fascinating as growing plants, but of course, we still want our outdoor spaces to look good.

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
February 06, 2021

Have Yourself A Rose-Tinted February!

Whether you want a gift for a loved-one or for your own patio, now is the ideal time for you to plant roses in containers, as Hazel Sillver explains…

4 mins read
Amateur Gardening
February 06, 2021

Beginner's Guide To Growing Salad Leaves

Soup up your salads with lettuce and leaves that are easy, quick, tasty and cheap – a must for both novice and experienced veg growers alike, says Louise Curley

6 mins read
Amateur Gardening
February 06, 2021

The general rules of pruning

Stay safe and keep your plants in good, healthy shape

3 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 30, 2021

Versatile viburnums

It’s been voted Chelsea Flower Show plant of the decade and it has amazing fragrance, so perhaps now is the time to really consider viburnums, says Graham Rice

4 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 30, 2021

Time to plant some glamour

Lilies add easy opulence to the garden, says Ruth

3 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 30, 2021

The gardener's calendar

Val looks at why we sow and plant crops on certain days

3 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 30, 2021

Winter pruning catch-up

Ruth tackles her final trees before they burst into growth

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 30, 2021

Fashionable comebacks

Tastes change, but can nurseries deliver? Peter finds out

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 30, 2021

Celebrate the multi-faceted Snowdrop

Highly valued by collectors and loved by gardeners, the snowdrop is the ultimate symbol of spring’s arrival. Celebrate spring in style, says Tamsin Hope Thompson

7 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 30, 2021

Bulbs To Plant In Spring

Christopher Lloyd looks at outdoor bulbs you can plant in the first months of the year

4 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 30, 2021

Plant Now For Fabulous Summer Colour

January may be the gloomiest of months, but plan now and you can look forward to a brighter future, courtesy of the most colourful summer flowers, says Louise Curley

5 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 30, 2021

Warming Soil For Growing

Start preparing the ground for this year, says Ruth

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 30, 2021

Preparing for hellebore glory

Ruth clears the way for some late-winter border colour

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 23, 2021

Winter container watch

One of her patio containers gives Ruth a nasty shock

1 min read
Amateur Gardening
January 23, 2021

Try some pot luck

When it comes to container gardening, anything grows! Bob reveals how tubs can help boost your growing power

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 23, 2021

It's time to start sowing

Ruth explains how to get the best from your free seeds

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 23, 2021

Growing Icelandic poppies

Anne Swithinbank’s masterclass on: Icelandic poppies

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 23, 2021

Garden amphibians

Val looks at the frogs, toads and newts in her garden

3 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 23, 2021

For winter foliage Think hebes

They may not be the first plant that springs to mind at this time of year, but the leaves of many hebes look their best right now – and they’re surprisingly hardy, says Graham Rice

4 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 23, 2021

Choose toms for taste

Discover the best and easiest varieties to grow, says Peter

2 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 23, 2021

For Unexpected Colour, Try Winter Irises

Don’t wait until spring to enjoy the sight and scent of irises in bloom when there are options that will supply flowers in the depths of winter, says Graham Rice

4 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 23, 2021

Why every garden needs Cotoneaster

The ultimate berried treasure, these useful shrubs offer so much more. They’re good for winter interest, wildlife, walls, hedging… pretty much everything, says Louise Curley

4 mins read
Amateur Gardening
January 16, 2021

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