BBC Gardeners' World

BBC Gardeners' World January 2019

Gardeners' World Magazine is the authoritative voice in gardening, the clear market-leader since it launched in 1991. The award-winning editorial includes topical, practical advice in the readers' favourite 'what to do now' section, and regular contributions and features from the top names in BBC gardening. Packed with fresh ideas and clear advice - the innovative approach offers creative, practical and problem-solving solutions to all keen gardeners.

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step by step sow sweet peas

Sweet peas sown now make robust plants that flower earlier than those sown outside in March. Choose a deep pot for good root growth and after germination, keep the plants cool so that roots develop before the shoots really take off. Pinch out the top of the seedlings to three to four leaves to encourage the formation of several strong flowering stems per plant. For the best results plant out into rich, fertile soil. 1 SPEED up germination by softening the hard seed coat on warm, moist kitchen paper or by chipping a tiny hole with a sharp knife to allow water absorption 2 FILL pots with multi-purpose or bedding plant compost and sow 2 or 3 seeds per pot. Cover with a 2cm layer of compost, firm the surface then water…

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discover more from gardeners’ world magazine

Year-round bulbs Spring bulbs will burst into life shortly but you can grow bulbs all year. Read more in our special guide. Get yours for £5.99 incl. postage – a £1 saving just for subscribers – by going to bit.ly/GWbulbs Small space ideas Give your garden a new look with the help of our 132-page guide to small spaces, which is packed with projects and inspiration. Get your copy for just £6.99 incl. postage direct from bit.ly/GWspace Highgrove festival We’ve teamed up with Highgrove, home to HRH The Prince of Wales, for the Talking Gardens Festival this April. See our stellar line-up of experts on page 23. Alan’s video guide If you’re impatient to get growing veg, start with spuds! Turn to Alan’s feature on p58 and watch his video guide at bit.ly/plant-spuds PHOTOS: EDITOR’S PORTRAIT BY SARAH…

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now here’s the science

• Species adapted to extreme cold may reduce the quantity of water in their leaf cells during the iciest of weather to prevent damage. • Bush fruit growers often spray a fine mist of water onto crops if a frost is predicted. The mist forms an icy shell around the flowers or fruits, thus preventing frost damage. • Warm air rises and cold air falls. When cold air becomes trapped in walled or fenced gardens, it creates ‘frost pockets’. Alleviate these by letting the air out of the garden through gaps. • Plants like fir, spruce and larch are capable of ‘supercooling’ – they can keep cellular water in a liquid state in spite of temperatures being below zero. • Hardy plants tend to have flexible cell membranes that can expand without fracturing when…

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potato types

First early Plant March/April Spacing 13cm deep, 30cm apart in rows 60cm apart Harvest Late May-July Eat Boiled with mint and seasoned to taste My top varieties ‘International Kidney’ (Jersey Royals), ‘Red Duke of York’ (right pictured), ‘Winston’ Second early Plant April Spacing 13cm deep, 38cm apart in rows 75cm apart Harvest June to September Eat Boiled or as potato salad My top varieties ‘Anya’, ‘Charlotte’, ‘Nicola’ (pictured) Maincrop Plant April Spacing 13cm deep, 38cm apart in rows 75cm apart Harvest September to November (the earlier the better) Eat Baked, boiled, chipped, mashed or roasted, depending on variety My top varieties ‘Maris Piper’ (pictured) for roasting and chips, ‘Pink Fir Apple’, ‘Ratte’…

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greenhouse winter work

This month is a great time to get your greenhouse ready for the busy year ahead. You might not have many plants in there now, which gives you the opportunity to do a thorough clean. The aim is to remove overwintering pests and causes of disease, such as red spider mite and moulds. Washing the windows increases the light available to plants, too. Choose a warm, sunny day when you can move tougher plants outside for a while. Cover them with fleece so they’re not exposed to cold. Once you’ve swept away all debris, wash windows, floor and benches with an environmentally friendly cleaning product. Wipe away any pools of water, then open the door and any ventilation to stop it becoming humid. 5 WAYS TO USE A WINTER GREENHOUSE: Alpines Keep them…

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bedding on a budget

Nothing beats summer bedding for creating a splash of vibrant colour that lasts for months. You can buy it ready grown in late spring, but it’s much more satisfying and fun to grow it from seed yourself. You’ll get a bigger choice of flowers and even save money. The varieties we’re recommending over the next few pages can all be started off in a propagator in January or February in a greenhouse or on a warm windowsill. Reduce the temperature after germination (the time when the seed sends out a shoot). Start as early as possible because bedding takes a few months to get to the flowering stage. Sow into seed compost in good light, a grow lamp is a good investment particularly if you’re sowing in January (prices start at…