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Gardening: How to Grow

Growing Magnolias Made Easy

Growing Magnolias Made Easy

Easy DIY advice and tips on how to grow, prune and feed magnolias for scented winter blooms.
Japanese Maple

Growing Japanese Maples

For a blaze of autumn colour in even the smallest garden, go for the bright and bold foliage of a Japanese maple.
Which plants are perfect for keeping in the bathroom?

Which plants are perfect for keeping in the bathroom?

An easy way to liven up the bathroom is to add indoor plants. But which are the most successful and popular plants to thrive in such an environment?
How to Grow Olives

How to Grow Olives

The olive (Olea europaea) is a small tree native to the coastal Mediterranean region, where it has been grown for at least 5500 years. Trees can be extraordinarily ancient - some have been authenticated as reaching 1500 years old.

How to Grow Artichokes

How to Grow Artichokes

Everything you need to know about growing your own artichokes..

How to Grow Blueberries

How to Grow Blueberries

In the wild, blueberries grow in acid, moorland soil. In the garden they need a moist, peaty, very acid soil and an open, sunny position.

How to Grow Broccoli

How to Grow Broccoli

Find tips for planting and growing Broccoli, and learn the health benefits of Broccoli

How to Grow Cucumbers

How to Grow Cucumbers

Cucumbers have been cultivated for about 3000 years, with many different varieties being developed from four closely related species to suit different tastes and uses. The fruit ranges from the tiny pickling cornichon of France and the common green cucumber to the related African horned cucumber, or kiwano, and the sweet Armenian cucumber.

How to Grow Currants

How to Grow Currants

Blackcurrants are hardy shrubs, easy to grow and long-lived in cool climate districts. The dark, acid berries are richer in vitamin C than almost any other garden fruit. Redcurrants and white currants are close relatives, although they have a different growth habit. They, too, are long-lived in the garden and highly productive.

How to Grow Lavender

How to Grow Lavender

Find all the gardening tips and advice you need to grow lavender.

How to Grow Mulberries

How to Grow Mulberries

Mulberry trees mature into very large specimens so are not suitable for a small garden. But if you do have the space, the mulberry is well worth considering. It has a graceful, elegant habit and attractive foliage, and it produces abundant delicious fruit, with which you can make excellent jams and wines.

How to Grow Spices

How to Grow Spices

While spices may seem an overly ambitious addition to the garden, those spices related to ginger, such as cardamom, galangal and turmeric, can be grown in many warmer districts. Other spices can be grown easily in regions with tropical climates. The plants can add great beauty to the garden, while the intensely fresh fragrance and flavour will be a revelation to the cook.

How to Grow Apricots

How to Grow Apricots

Apricots were cultivated in China from about 2000 BCE and have since spread around the world. Today, the famous apricot belt stretches from Turkey to Turkestan via Iran, but any place with a Mediterranean climate of dry hot summers and cool winters will suit the apricot admirably.

How to Grow Sunflowers

How to Grow Sunflowers

Here are some tips for planting and growing sunflowers.

How to Grow Tomatoes

How to Grow Tomatoes

Growing tomatoes isn't rocket science, so why not give it a go? Get plenty of useful tips on how to grow tomato plants

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