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Top 10 jobs in December
Top 10 jobs to do now

Summer is just around the corner, and there’s lots to do to get the garden shipshape. Here are 10 jobs to get you started.

Watering technique
Hone your watering technique

There are times when you think you’ve watered your plants adequately, but the moisture isn’t getting through. Other times, the plants didn’t really need a drink, or you watered at the wrong time. Here are some tips to get it right.

Plant up a birdcage
Plant up a birdcage

A Parisian-style ornamental birdcage or similar enclosure filled with plants makes a lovely decoration to add to your Christmas setting. Here’s how to plant one with an arrangement of succulents.

How to fix clay soil
How to fix clay soil

Clay soil tends to become waterlogged and compacted, making it difficult for fledgling plants to establish a good root system. With good soil management practices and a bit of work, you can improve heavy clay to create soil that’s a pleasure to garden with. Here’s how.

What to prune now
What to prune now

As roses, camellias, crabapples, grevilleas and a host of other flowering plants finish their spring flush, you may be wondering what should be pruned now and what should be left? Here’s a guide to when to prune common garden plants, and how hard.

Top 10 jobs November 2020
Top 10 jobs in the edible garden

There’s lots to do in the patch at this time of year. Here’s a list of jobs to do now.

Grow a pot of ginger
Grow a pot of ginger

If you love cooking with ginger, you really should grow some. It is easy to grow in pots and makes an attractive, tropical-looking container display up to 1m tall. Here’s how.