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Read our latest ‘how to grow’ articles in the tabs below. Whether you’re a beginner gardener or an experienced allotmenteer, our detailed growing guides are packed with top tips, practical advice and inspirational ideas. 

Are you planning a new garden design, keen to try new and unusual vegetables, or looking to sow flower seeds that bloom all summer long? Take a leisurely browse through the menu on the right and see which of our articles catches your eye…

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Recent vegetable growing guides

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How to grow potatoes

How to grow potatoes

Here’s our ultimate guide to growing your own potatoes. An easy, low …

How to grow mushrooms from spawn plugs 

How to grow mushrooms from spawn plugs 

Mushrooms are fun and easy to grow at home and, once established, provide …

How to grow rhubarb

How to grow rhubarb

Here’s our ultimate guide to planting and growing rhubarb. Producing …

Building a Natural Defence Against Climate Change

Building a Natural Defence Against Climate Change

Guest blog: in an extract from her new book, The Climate Change Garden, …

Flowers, Fruit and Vegetable Sowing, Harvesting/Flowering Chart Information

Flowers, Fruit and Vegetable Sowing, Harvesting/Flowering Chart Information

Whether you’re sowing fruit and vegetables this year or planning for …

Growing Sweet Potato Plants

Growing Sweet Potato Plants

Our Sweet Potato Growing Guide provides extensive information to grow …

Recent potato growing guides

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Which potato for your recipes

Which potato for your recipes

November is the time to start thinking about which potatoes to grow. …

Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)

Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)

Potato season has started with many seed potatoes chitting away in …

The Art of Grafting

The Art of Grafting

It would be easy to think that the art of grafting one plant onto the …

GROWING FOR SHOWING – potatoes, onions and garlic

I was doing so well. Most of the seeds and plants are ordered and now I'm …

Disaster has struck..

..In the name of Blight! Below are some piccies of the …

Potates nearing lift-off

Not long ago, I said that my second crop potatoes were doing well (see …

Recent fruit growing guides

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Mulberry Charlotte Russe Growing Guide

Mulberry Charlotte Russe Growing Guide

Hard to find the fruits in supermarkets, you can have all the joys of …

Blackcurrants, Fourberries and Jostaberries Growing Guide

Blackcurrants, Fourberries and Jostaberries Growing Guide

Site and Preparation Blackcurrants prefer a well drained, fertile soil, in …

Raspberry Growing Guide

Raspberry Growing Guide

Raspberries grow best in a well-drained but moisture retentive, fertile …

Hybrid Berries and Blackberry Growing Guide

Hybrid Berries and Blackberry Growing Guide

Blackberries grow best in a well drained, fertile soil in a sunny or …

Cranberries, Juniper, Sloe, Goji and Black Chokeberry Growing Guide

Cranberries, Juniper, Sloe, Goji and Black Chokeberry Growing Guide

Cranberries Growing Guide Cranberries require a sunny sheltered position, …

Kiwi Growing Guide

Kiwi Growing Guide

The Kiwi is a vigorous climber and if allowed can reach a height of 10m …

Recent flower growing guides

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Edible flowers guide

Edible flowers guide

Flowers are not only beautiful to behold, many are edible too. What’s …

How to grow saffron crocus

How to grow saffron crocus

Here’s everything you need to know about growing saffron crocuses in …

How to grow ranunculus

How to grow ranunculus

Here’s our ultimate guide to planting and growing ranunculus bulbs. …

Hemerocallis Growing Guide

Hemerocallis Growing Guide

Hemerocallis are perennial plants with lily-like flowers, producing a …

Why Buy Plug Plants?

Why Buy Plug Plants?

Plug plants are a great value way to buy plants if you don't wish to grow …

Perennial Plants Flowering Times Guide

Perennial Plants Flowering Times Guide

From Achilleas all the way through to West country Lupins and whether …