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how to gardening guides - flowers

'How To' Gardening Guides - Flowers

how to grow bedding plants

How To Grow Bedding Plants

Bedding plants are annual or biennial plants which flower for one season, and although short lived provide a continuous profusion of colour for many months.

Find out more about growing bedding plants....

how to grow bulbs

How To Grow Bulbs

Planting bulbs is an easy way to ensure colourful displays in your garden, particularly in spring before the rest of the garden has woken from its winter dormancy.

Discover how easy growing bulbs can be....

how to grow amaryllis

How To Grow Amaryllis

Well known for their large, flamboyant blooms, amaryllis make fantastic houseplants. Amaryllis bulbs are so easy to grow for a dramatic and colourful display in the winter and spring.

Find out how to grow amaryllis...

how to grow buddleja buzz

How To Grow Buddleja Buzz™

Like its larger cousins, dwarf patio variety Buddleja Buzz™ will grow in almost any well drained soil and even in a container on your patio.

Find out how to grow Buddleja Buzz™...

how to prune a clematis

How To Prune a Clematis

Knowing when you should prune a clematis is important to ensure you get the best display of flowers from your plants. Clematis plants are often classified in groups.

View the guide here...

how to grow wisteria

How To Grow Fuchsias

Fuchsias are versatile and easy to grow. They come in all shapes and sizes too, so there is something to suit every garden.

Find out how to grow Fuchsias...

how to grow hyacinths

How To Grow Hyacinths

These popular spring bulbs produce showy and highly fragrant flowers on neat compact stems. Grow hyacinth bulbs indoors for fragrant Christmas gifts or to brighten up your garden!

Find out how to grow hyacinths...

how to grow hydrangeas

How To Grow Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas simply exude understated elegance, bringing real class to summer borders.

Find out how to grow hydrangeas...

how to grow lavender

How To Grow Lavender

Lavender plants are easy to grow, but it’s worth knowing a little about them to get the best displays.

Find out how to grow lavender...

how to plant peonies

How To Plant Peonies

There is a popular myth that peonies are tricky to grow but that’s just not true if you know how to plant them properly.

Find out how to plant peonies...

how to plant a hardy perennial border

How To Plant a Hardy Perennial Border

Growing perennials in an herbaceous border is really simple and rewarding. Follow our 5 step guide to get the best from your perennial borders.

Find out how to plant a hardy perennial border...

how to plant up a garden pond

How To Plant Up A Pond

Planting up your pond is not as tricky as it sounds, and getting it right will create one of the most diverse and fascinating habitats in your garden...

Find out how to plant up your garden pond...

how to grow poppies in your garden

How To Grow Poppies In Your Garden

Poppies are instantly recognisable and add a bright splash of colour to the garden. In fact there is a Poppy plant to suit almost every situation...

Find out how to grow Poppies in your garden...

how to grow sweet peas

How To Grow Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas are a cottage garden classic producing beautiful blooms with the most gorgeous scent. Train them onto plant supports to create an impressive column of colour.

Find out how to grow sweet peas...

how to sow wildflower seeds

How To Sow Wild Flower Seeds

Wild flowers are important in supporting our native insects and animals, making a pretty and colourful addition to the garden.

Find out how to sow wild flower seeds...

how to plant winter hanging baskets

How To Plant Winter Hanging Baskets

You can create beautiful hanging basket displays for your garden this winter in 10 easy steps.

Find out how to plant winter hanging baskets...

how to grow wisteria

How To Grow Wisteria

Wisteria is the quintessential climber for the English cottage garden and they are perfect for creating a breathtaking display.

Find out how to grow wisteria...

all other how to guides

All Other How To Guides

Whether you are new to gardening or have a wealth of experience, our handy ‘how to garden’ section is packed with articles and video guides, offering expert gardening advice, handy tips and garden inspiration.

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