Collecting rainwater in the garden

Plants don’t need drinking-quality water, so make the most of what’s available naturally. While it may not be possible to...

A well fertilised seedling

To germinate, grow, flower and set seed, plants need 16 essential elements, from the air, water, but mostly soil. Organic...

Leftovers ready for composting

Plants get most of their nutrients from compost, which is decomposed organic matter in the soil. By adding extra compost into the soil,...

British garden in bloom

These superboosters are surefire ways to help your plants grow bigger and better, reduce your gardening workload, and ensure that...

Edging the garden

If you find that gardening is one long battle against the clock and the calendar, take a look at the way you have designed your garden,...

Grooming tools

A small amount of effort on a regular basis pays huge dividends with houseplants. Just cleaning and tidying will keep most healthy and...

Viburnums

Gardeners often complain about their soil, but remember that in the wild there are few places where nothing will grow: it's...

thyme after thyme

There are an astonishing number of aromatic thyme species with many fragrances, flavours and uses, from culinary and medicinal to...

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