Gardening tips: plant Clematis ‘Winter Beauty’

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Clematis urophylla ‘Winter beauty’.

Then visit the new winter garden at Wakehurst and start planning your potato choices

Plant this You’ll need a sheltered spot such as a south-facing wall to make Clematis ‘Winter Beauty’ thrive, but it’s worth it for the waxy, bell-like flowers that come out this month. This evergreen climber, with its dark green foliage, will reach up to 3m x 3m, and nicely clothe a house wall or tall fence.

Visit this Snowdrops raise a particular passion in many gardeners. To see what all the fuss is about, head to Hill Close gardens in Warwick this weekend for their event celebrating all things galanthus, including more than 100 varieties on show. Details at hillclosegardens.com.

Peel this What do Purple Majesty, Shetland Black and Pink Fir Apple have in common? They are all varieties of potato. Potato days held across the country in the next few weeks will help you pick your seed potatoes and provide expert advice on growing them (potato-days.net).