Pruning roses

Call me old-fashioned, but I actually like rose pruning. A good pair of secateurs, a thorn-proof jacket and a pair of leather gloves is all I need to get stuck in.

How to feed the birds

There’s nothing like garden birds to add colour, sound and movement to the winter garden, says Alan Titchmarsh, as he explains how to encourage them to hang around.

Dazzling displays of Dahlias

Dahlias have shaken off their gaudy image, to make a dazzling comeback

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Tasty 'taties

Why settle for one crop of new potatoes when you can get two or three

Succeed with seeds

Raising your own plants from seed is one of the most rewarding gardening activities, but it can also be one of the most frustrating.

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Sow sweet peas

Alan Titchmarsh explains how to sow sweet peas to give you pretty flowers in summertime.

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