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  1. Digger Dan's Favourite Roses

    Here are Digger Dan's favourite roses for specific areas in the garden: To wind through sparsely foliaged, deciduous trees: the purple hued charmer Veilchenblau or the 'pillar rose' Moonlight. Covering a fence: Alberic Barbier the rampant...

  2. Flowers for all Seasons

    Low maintenance evergreen gardens make sense in a busy world. Ever decreasing section sizes and diminishing time for gardening have fed the drive for 'low maintenance' plants that look the same all year round. But it's a shame to turn our backs on...

  3. Gardening with Roses

    It's hard to feel inspired about roses in the dead of winter, but June is the best month to go shopping (and get planting) if you want to grow the world's most romantic blooms in your own garden. The dilemma most of us have with roses is that the...

  4. Hanging Baskets

    Use fresh potting mix - the better the quality the more 'goodies' in the mix to nourish plants Tip: Use Living Earth More than Potting Mix or Organic Potting Mix Tip: Line the basket with a plastic saucer or shopping bag, to retain...

  5. Planting Roses

    The winter planting season's stock of the latest and greatest rose varieties arrives in garden centres in early June. Loads more are available via mail order and the internet. If you buy bare root roses, carefully remove the packaging, trim any...

  6. Winter Bloomers

    Weather-wise, there's no doubt it is winter. But take a stroll in some gardens, you could be forgiven for thinking it was spring. In a garden that's planted with winter colour in mind, these cold wet months are far from dull. If your winter outlook...

  7. Winter Rose Care

    Planting Time The winter planting season's stock of the latest and greatest rose varieties arrives in garden centres in early June. Loads more are available via mail order and the internet. If you buy bare root roses, carefully remove...