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success with self-seeders

<b>Tamsin Westhorpe celebrates self-seeders and offers advice on getting the best out of these generous plants</b><p>Foxgloves are a typical cottage-garden …

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Lawn Care: It Takes Two - Amateur Gardening

<b>It pays to follow the times-two rule, as former Gardeners’ World host Toby Buckland explains how ‘double-doing’ can benefit your lawn</b><p>Mow twice a week …

Lawn Mowing

Six lawn seed and fertiliser spreaders on test

<b>Avoid waste and get the best from lawn treatments, fertilisers and seeds with a tool to deliver the right amount in the right place, quickly and</b> …

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Plant out dahlias

<b>Get your dahlia tubers in the ground now, says Ruth Hayes</b><p>Dahlias are back in fashion and are a glorious addition to the garden © Alamy<p>The dahlia …

Dahlias

On Test: Lawn, Feed & Moss Killers

<b>Give your lawn a boost with a combined feed, weed and moss killer treatment.<br>There are both chemical and organic formulations to choose from, says Tim</b> …

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do you consider how many chemicals you apply to your grass every year, asks Val Bourne, AG’s organic wildlife expert

<b>We love our lawns, but do you consider how many chemicals you apply to your grass every year, asks Val Bourne, AG’s organic wildlife expert</b><p>“I love …

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How to deal with garden pests

<b>Public enemies No 1-8<br>Watch out for these garden pests in 2018, warns the RHS</b><p>© Alamy<p><b>1</b> <b>Box tree caterpillar</b><p>The grubs cover plants in webbing. Pick them …

Caterpillars

Prepare a seed bed

<b>Now's the time to prepare a good-quality seedbed, says Lucy Chamberlain</b><p>With soil temperatures warming and windowsills overflowing, many gardeners are …

Create a garden pond

<b>Ruth Hayes looks at creating and caring for a garden pond</b><p>© Alamy<br>A pond adds so much to the garden on every level. It need not be massive – if space …

How to grow clematis

<b>With such a small footprint yet huge flowering potential, clematis are a must for any garden, no matter what its size. Anne Swithinbank explains how</b> …

advertisement feature EverGreen lawn care

<b>How to get a great-looking lawn with minimal effort. A beautiful lawn complements the rest of the garden and makes the whole garden look …

What to do with roses in March

<b>Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes prepares her roses for this summer's display</b><p>Cut back roses to about knee-height<p>March is traditionally the time when …

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plant summer flowering bulbs

<b>For easy summer colour don’t forget bulbs, says Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes</b><p>It’s time to be thinking about this summer’s colourful borders<p>If you are …

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Potato blight

<b>Val Bourne looks forward to a bumper organic potato crop – if the blight stays away</b><p>‘Anya’ and ‘Harlequin’ potatoes that survived the attack of …

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How to plant bare-root and pot-grown trees - Amateur Gardening

<b>Late winter is the last chance to plant bare-root whips and the best time for other plantings, says Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes</b><p>Mulch around container …

Sow more sweet peas - Amateur Gardening

<b>Sow more sweet pea seeds and care for seedlings, says Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes</b><p>Sow sweet peas now for flowers this summer<p>I sowed my first batch of …

How to prune autumn raspberries - Amateur Gardening

<b>Cut autumn-fruiting raspberry canes back now for next year’s berries, says Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes</b><p>Cut autumn-fruiting raspberry canes to ground …

Crop rotation – why and how - Amateur Gardening

<b>Changing crops annually improves soil and productivity, says Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes</b><p>Crop rotation should help you get healthier plants and larger …

Preparing your soil for sowing - Amateur Gardening

<b>Nutrients and warmth will give your early sown seeds the best possible start, says Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes</b><p>Adding extra compost or manure over …

How to tidy up the strawberry patch - Amateur Gardening

<b>Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes looks at removing old foliage and leaf litter around strawberry plants</b><p>We had a relatively mild autumn here in the south …

Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes explains how green manures are a natural way of improving soil

<b>Green manures are a natural way of improving soil, says Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes</b><p>Dig in green manure so it can rot down and enrich the soil<p>I sowed …

How to take rose cuttings and grow roses in potatoes.. - Amateur Gardening

<b>We show you how to take rose cuttings - plus how to grow roses in potatoes..</b><p><b>Propagating roses by cuttings is easy, and it brings certain side</b> …

Get instant colour from bulbs this Spring - Amateur Gardening

<b>Got gaps to fill, or didn’t plant in autumn? Plant sprouted bulbs in January for a quick fix, the team at Amateur Gardening show you …

How to move a deciduous tree - Amateur Gardening

<b>Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes shows you how to relocate a young, leafless tree</b><p>Although gardening should be a simple pastime, it does occasionally heave …

Brits 'start gardening in their 40s' - Amateur Gardening

<b>Brits are getting into gardening later in life, due to the cost of getting a foothold on the property ladder.</b><p>A study by tool firm Fiskars found that …

BBC and RHS sign new deal for more gardening on TV - Amateur Gardening

<b>Armchair gardeners can look forward to more horticulture on TV after the Royal Horticultural Society struck a new deal with the BBC to televise</b> …

Gardeners 'buying plants treated with neonicotinoids' - Amateur Gardening

<b>Gardeners could be buying plants that have been soaked in controversial pesticides linked to bee decline.</b><p>Research at Sussex University, by bee expert …

New daffodil to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday - and it's only a year late! - Amateur Gardening

<b>Gardeners will finally be able to grow a new daffodil raised to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016.</b><p>It was named for the Honourable Corps of …

Shoppers urged to go peat-free - Amateur Gardening

<b>Gardeners are not being offered enough peat-free composts while eco-friendly growing media is often more expensive, a study has claimed.</b><p>A group of …

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Gardens can boost house prices by £82k - Amateur Gardening

<b>Brits are so desperate to have a garden that house-buyers would pay an extra £35,000 on top of a property price just to own a little bit of England.</b><p>A …

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