How To

How to . . . plant a bare-root tree

by Rhiannon James

With their bare branches inked on wintry skies, trees are playing a waiting game during these colder months, before they shoot into new leafy growth in the spring. This makes winter a good time to plant a new tree, particularly if it’s a bare-rooted one.

How to . . . divide perennials

by Rhiannon James

Pulling your plants to pieces might seem like a rather odd way to help them along but for clump-forming perennials such as asters and sedums which reappear year after year, division really does help them to keep growing strongly and is an easy way to increase your stock of plants too.

How to . . . look after your lawn in autumn

by Rhiannon James

Lawns have a hard time of it over the summer and so they really need a bit of pampering at this time of year to keep them looking at their best.

How to . . . plant bulbs

by Rhiannon James

If you’re looking for a quick, easy and inexpensive way to inject some colour into the garden, bulbs are hard to beat. Spending most of their time underground and popping up only for their moment of glory, bulbs need very little attention to keep them flowering happily year after year.

How to . . . plant a hanging basket

by Rhiannon James

If there’s a bracket outside your front door that’s looking a little bit lonely, why not perk it up with a stylish hanging basket display.

How to…plant up a container

by Rhiannon James

Whether you’ve got a roof terrace, a courtyard or a patio area in your garden, containers are a quick and easy way to add greenery and colour to the space

How to… repot a houseplant

by Rhiannon James

If you’ve got indoor plants that are permanent residents in your home, then at some point, you’ll need to pot them on. Moving a plant into a bigger pot gives its roots (and therefore the plant) more space to grow and to absorb the water and nutrients it needs to survive. Luckily, it’s a straightforward […]