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‘Best time of day’ to water your garden plants – ‘keeps plants at their healthiest’

The downside of nighttime watering? Damp leaves and soil can provide the conditions for mildew. Benjamin Pope, author of What to Grow, Sow and...

'Stave off disease' When is the best time to prune camellia plants?

Pruning camellia plants is not essential but the task can help to promote a healthy plant by keeping some diseases at bay and...

How to rescue drenched garden plants from heavy rainfall in eight simple steps

WATERING garden plants is crucial in spring and summer, but they can quickly suffer when heavy rain leaves the soil drenched through. Here...

Are there ‘criminal plants' in your garden? It's an offence to have any of these 9 plants

Curled dockKnown as a flexible weed, the curled dock plant will outcompete most native species.Curled dock and broad-leaved dock are both covered by...

'It's important': Correct 'moment' to deadhead plants for more flowers – sign on petals

When should you deadhead your flowers?Dan said: "Flowers should be deadheaded the moment they go past their best."Some age gracefully, others do not,...

'Golden rules' to get the most from growing your own veg – tomato plants 'can yield kilos'

Plants are available from garden centres at the moment, or you can sow seeds now, again, straight out in a prepared garden bed,...