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Gardening tips: How to divide houseplants

IF YOU'RE short of houseplants but don't want to fork out a fortune on new ones, BBC Gardeners' World presenter Alys Fowler says you can easily boost your stock through propagation.

The Casual Gardener: Turf versus seed – the pros and cons

John Manley
IT’S just small selection of monocotalydens sown together en masse and it neither flowers nor bears fruit, yet for many gardeners – particularly the male of the species – the lawn is very often the main preoccupation.

Gardening: Three of the best bushes for berries

GARDENERS, as well as birds, are in for a bumper berry haul this month, the Royal Horticultural Society is predicting, thanks to a warm, dry start to the year followed by summer rains.

The Casual Gardener: Sedum sensations

John Manley
THE late summer garden buzzes with activity; thousands of insects on the wing, appearing to enjoy the nectar-fuelled feeding frenzy.

The Casual Gardener: Joy of vegetables

John Manley
“NO MORE than usual” the queen laughs when I call her in the morning and ask whether she's hungover after celebrating the night before.

The Casual Gardener: Top brassicas

John Manley
BROCCOLI, cabbage, kale and sprouts are the stuff of many children’s nightmares and they don’t get too many adults salivating either.

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