How to make a Christmas table decoration - a great project for kids

Wherever we are, whenever a candle is lit, my 3-year-old sings ‘Happy Birthday’ – mainly to himself – before blowing out the flame, so keeping our lovely table centrepiece alight…

Growing tomatoes can be very rewarding offering your fruit for you to use in the kitchen. This video gives you some quick tips to maximise your crop. Our expert has…

I HAVE always wanted more colour in my summer garden, so this year I was determined to get my summer bulbs – including corms and tubers – in on time.…

We are going to show you how to plant up some fantastic pots for your patio, we are partnering runner beans and nasturtiums. You will need: – Large pot/container –…

growing sweet peas

The steps you need to follow for growing sweet peas success!     1. Buy quality seeds from a sweet pea specialist because seed quality varies. 2. Sow in late…

THERE IS little more satisfying than growing magnificent, colourful flowers or delicious crops from a few tiny seeds. It’s also a lot cheaper than buying young plants. Many people never…

The easiest way to start composting at home is to invest in a compost-maker. Most garden centres will stock two sizes: 220-litres or 330-litres. The golden rule is to buy…

If you have a heated propagator or a space on a warm, bright windowsill, sow tomatoes seeds at the end of January or start of February. Here’s how to sow…

holly

Hollies are either male or female – only the females berry. Very few are self-fertile, so a female generally needs a male nearby (in the same garden or a neighbour’s)…

WATERING tomatoes and other large plants all year round, especially during busy times, can be a lot of hard work. A number of self-watering planter systems are available to buy…