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Winter jobs: how to take hardwood cuttings and grow more of your best shrubs and trees

Taking cuttings is usually a high-maintenance activity. It requires quick work followed by careful nurturing to coax out new, life-sustaining roots before the cutting runs out of juice and wilts. Phew. But hardwood cuttings are not like this. This is because they are taken in winter when growth has …

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Hydrangeas, with their large, mounded shape, are often supporting players in the garden, providing background for smaller, showier plants. A hydrangea variety that takes center stage is the aptly named "Limelight" (Hydrangea paniculata "Limelight"), which produces dense, cone-shaped panicles of …

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40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.

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Gardening Weather

<b>AccuWeather Garden Weather</b><br>Gardening Planner Maps, How-To's, and more. You'll need to enter your location (just enter your Zip code in the field at …

How to find the perfect climbing plants for your garden

Expert tips on choosing, growing and pruning!<p><b>Ideal for small gardens as they take up virtually no space on the ground, climbing plants can help</b> …

How to give a small garden HUGE punch: Have one big idea, get creative with climbers and add some water music - MONTY DON'S ultimate makeover guide

Occasionally, TV viewers have pointed out to me — not always kindly — that my own garden looks too large to have any relevance to an ‘ordinary’ …

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Perennial borders: choosing plants

An indication of flower colour is given as a broad grouping and is intended as a guide only:-<p>Key:<br>a White or cream flowers<br>b Yellow or orange flowers<br>c …

Bound for peony paradise

Peony ‘Sorbet’Peonies are expected to make a big comeback this year, especially with the introduction of a whole new breed of compact “city” peonies, …