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Favourite Plants for Pollinators
Katrina Roche shares four of her favourite plants for pollinators – which of these have you grown? Katrina's picks: Geranium phaeum, French lavender, Rosa 'Rambling Rector' and Cirsium.
Growing rocket and basil
Summer is touching distance away and Rachel (@thegoodlifeainteasy) is here to check in on the progress of her seeds, free with BBC Gardeners' World magazine. Let us know how your seeds are doing - have you managed to eat any of your rocket or basil yet?🌱
How to make nettle fertiliser
Have you ever made nettle fertiliser? School and Community Gardener Hafsah Hafeji shows you how it’s done and how she likes to use it – let us know if you give it a try!
Keeping plants happy while you're on holiday
Heading on holiday and want to keep your plants looking their best? Check out this top tip from Arit to ensure you come home to beautiful blooms 🌸
Growing Chinese Violet Cress
Have you ever grown Chinese Violet Cress (Orychophragmus violaceus)? Amy Chapman tells us why she loves it, and how she grows it.
Hapa Zome Printing
Have you ever tried hapa zome printing? School and Community Gardener Hafsah Hafeji shows you how it’s done, creating a beautiful natural design.
Growing Parsley Seeds
Discover Rachel's top tips for sowing parsley seeds 🌱
Grow Something Different
What are you growing for the first time this year? As part of our #GrowSomethingDifferent campaign, we asked Rachel de Thame what she's trying...
Caring for ornamental grasses
Learn how to care for your ornamental grasses with a top tip from Frances Tophill 🌾 Do you grow these in your garden?
Flowers for pollinators
Which is your favourite flower for pollinators? We caught up with Rachel de Thame at our Spring Fair to find out her pick 💜🐝
Fixing pot-bound plants
Been to the garden centre? Check out this tip from Arit, to make the most of your latest purchases 🪴
Dividing perennials
Here's our May tip from Jack Wallington 🌱 Have you tried this?
Growing Rocket Seeds
Spring has arrived and Rachel (@thegoodlifeainteasy) is here to check in on the progress of her seeds, free with BBC Gardeners' World magazine. 🌱 Comment below and let us know how your free seeds are doing! We can't wait for summer salads with the crops we've grown. Happy sowing!
Making a willow nesting ball
School and Community Gardener Hafsah shows you how to weave a willow nesting ball to hang up in your garden. Putting out nesting materials for foraging birds to use is a great way to help them. Different species use differing materials to create their nests: you can try straw and wool like Hafsah, or twigs, dry grasses, moss and plant stems.
Tulips at West Dean Gardens
We’ve been shooting tulips with Frances Tophill at West Dean Gardens 🌷 Which is your favourite variety of viridiflora tulip?