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Four ‘most common’ pruning mistakes to avoid – can ‘damage or even kill’ your plants

They added: “One of the biggest dangers of over-pruning is that it can encourage excessive growth. This may not seem like a bad...

Orchid owners see 'significant improvement' in plants after ditching common watering hack

Orchids are popular indoor plants known for their delicate, pretty flowers, glossy, green leaves and exotic colours. The most popular orchid variety is...

‘Most surprising’ household item ‘essential nutrients’ for plants – it ‘works really well’

It’s easy to forget that cultivated plants can’t survive on water alone. As a result, many garden plants have weak growth, poor colour...

‘Low maintenance’ garden plants that withstand ‘all weather’ – they'll ‘survive for years’

The gardening guru said: “Camellias don’t require regular feeding or deadheading to promote flowers, making them relatively low maintenance. “Many varieties are resistant to...

Five ‘essential’ garden plants that need to be pruned in winter – ‘best’ way to prune them

One downside, though, is that the spirea plant begins to look weary and ungainly if not pruned correctly. Andy said: “Spirea needs to...

Alan Titchmarsh shares how to avoid mint plants ‘dying down’ in winter with ‘cheat’ method

The same technique can be used with clumps of mint dug up from the garden.Ensure the clumps are filled around them with compost...