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Clay soil on digging spade, close up, view from above.
England, Lancashire, Wooden bench by greenhouse
England, Lancashire, Muddy hands holding freshly picked Golden Queen cherry tomatoes
UK, Britain, England, Hand holding golden queen cherry tomatoes
Placing fir tree in wicker basket
Angelica seeds in palm of hand below dried flower cluster
Focus on using special gardening scissors to cut Roman Chamomile, stem, focused, unfocused
Using special garden scissors to harvest oregano leaves
Wire bird feeder containing nuts
Using garden scissors to remove fennel flowerhead containing seeds
Removing seed head with garden scissors
Using garden spade to lift tender plants
Using garden fork to dig in well-rotted manure
Cutting back flowers and leaves using clippers with wide rusting blades
Spoon in different type of soil into each jar, until it is about a third full.
A young sapling in a pot alongside another pot with a seed and nothing growing from it.
Covering three pots with plastic bags.
The young sycamore tree is nearing the end of its second summer.
Filling pot to the top with seed compost.
Pushing the seed about 1cm into the seed compost.
Tie plastic bag in place with a priece of string.
Carefully pulling the plastic bag down over the tree.
Emptying a pot plant into the window box.
Filling a clay window box with soil.
Pulling out weeds from plant pot containing small tree
Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Japanese Judas-tree) supported by angled stake
Man using penknife to cut blackberry leaf stem above bud
Radishes in a greenhouse bed, close-up
Greenhouse top vents, low angle view
Cucumis melo 'First Break' and Cucumis melo 'Minnesota Midget' (Melons)
Young runner beans in the early stages of growth under a bamboo stick wigwam
Close-up of a broomstick sweeping autumn leaves from a damp garden lawn
Using secateurs to prune a wisteria attached to a wooden support.
Close-up of forefinger gently stroking a seedling, giving scale to seedling, side view.
Man making a wooden hanging basket lining it with strips of polythene.
Man making a wooden hanging basket, adding the last strut.
Man digging out a hedge line.
Man's hands seperating or disentangling the roots at the base of a container
A garden showing the use of gravel to control weeds.
Bulbs lying in grass with trowl being used to place bone meal, mixed with a little soil from core
Man's hands transferring seedlings to a terracotta pot.
Man's hands feeling soil.
Plants in greenhouse
Peach and nectarine blossom on espalier trained fans in a traditional lean-to greenhouse
Tomato plant rootstock and shoot bound together by surgical tape
Using sharp knife to make vertical cut in rootstock stem of tomato plant
Tapered end on base of tomato plant stem
Porous brown surface
Cuttings in a pot, compost, fertiliser, labels and tools
Touching spines of a pad Cactus, planted in a terracotta pot
Using cupped palm of hand to add layer of mulch to bushy plant, small green leaves
Hand holding container overflowing with substrate, close-up
Laying sheeting over heap of fallen autumn leaves, close-up
Hand holding an uprooted plant sprout, close up.
Above view of man's hands tying a bunch of yellow long stemmed roses together for air drying
Woman's hands cutting a bright pink rose from a bush.
Man harvesting potatoes by hand using a fork.
Soil being squeezed between fingers of one hand and cupped in the palm of the other
North Africa, Morocco, Taliouine, hand covered in henna pattern, handling dried Saffron flowers
Container of hormone rooting powder, dibber, hand placing rosemary cutting into compost
Tying Swiss Cheese Plant (Swiss cheese plant ) to moss pole using string
Vaccinium corymbosum (Blueberry), trimming base of cutting just below a node
Easy compost bin made from cardboard boxes and chicken wire.
Small garden with stepping stones leading to a bench
Man laying turf by rolling out grass
Man laying turf by rolling out grass
Growing wheat, watering plants with watering can
Close-up of sunflower plant with a smiley face imprinted on it
Child watering strawberry plants
Planting leek seedlings
Child's hand plucking nasturtium seedling from egg box
Rootstock tomato plant on table
Person using hands to tamp down soil at base of tomato plant
Using watering can to water tomato plant
Person removing anthers from yellow tomato flower, close-up
Hand positioning paving slabs on ground
Tomato plant seedling covered with plastic bottle
Person potting up tomato plant
Person tying tomato plant seedling to wooden support above mulch sheet
Hand picking Nasturtium flower heads
Lavender in plant pots with labels on display at garden centre
Man using rake on soil in garden
Cutting off lavender flower head
Making a scarecrow
Making a scarecrow
Making a scarecrow
Wind Chime hanging, close-up
Man's hand filling window box with compost
Human hands adding plants to metal basket hanged on tree branch
Worm bin, close-up
Removing Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' from container
Compost mixture with red wiggler worm (Eisenia foetida)
Compost bin, lid open
Two compost bins made from untreated lumber and chicken wire
Covering courgette seedlings with parts of plastic bottle for protection
Hand pinching out tip from lettuce plant in plant pot
Three compostable plant pots and three strawberry seedlings on wooden table
Child's hands holding pile of soil
Placing straw under strawberry plant
Hands removing scarlet runner bean seeds from pod
Hands repotting seedling
Planting red beetroot seeds in holes in soil in large container
Hands planting bean seed in yoghurt pot
Hand pinching out growing tip of aubergine plant
Watering sunflower plant with red plastic watering can
Hand watering seeds in small biodegradable pot with watering can
Hand holding flower head of pot marigold
Elementary age girl pulling back soil around swollen onion bulbs
Spinach seedlings in long plant container
Elementary age girl planting pumpkin seed in plant pot filled with soil
Elementary age girl watering lettuce plant with small yellow plastic watering can
Girl's hands planting long, thin seeds in small plant pots
Rosa, faded Rose flowerhead being cut with pruning shears to stimulate the production
Pruning a honeysuckle, cutting away dead material form underneath new fresh growth
Malus 'Liset' (Crab Apple) with vivid pink flowers on purple branch
Floor tiles, moss growing inbetween
Planting in a patio, preparing the soil
Man using trowel to dig hole in wet flowerbed to plant lavender
Brushing mortar into gaps between paving slabs, using a broom
Hand removing a dandelion weed from grass lawn, close-up
Wire mesh barrier protecting young Lawson's Cypress tree
Gardener wearing gloves and using a fork to remove weeds from soil, high angle view
Trimming top of hedge with shears, close up.
Water trickling through bamboo pipe and spout into square basin, in front of bamboo
Tree trunk supported by steel guy ropes attached to wooden stakes
Watering azaleas through a seep hose hidden under mulch
Densely growing climber being cropped back to base with shears
Detail of pole from pergola with stabilising wire for climbing plants to latch onto
Pruning Clematis tangutia with shears, plant showing autumn seedheads, close-up
Man holding spirit level and hammer on top of garden wall
Person digging with spade in marked-out area of soil
Person digging soil with fork
Person spreading lime over surface of soil with spade
Person digging with spade in area marked-out with string
Sterilized soil covered with plastic sheeting
Person raking perennial weeds in field
Person forking over moist soil
Laying a gravel surface, compacting the base with a large roller, close-up
Sweeping sand into gaps between paving stones, close-up
Laying paving, close-up
Hand holding Allium schoenoprasum (Chive) plant in soil by roots, close-up
Plant pots piled high one inside another, with a garden snail peering over the top
Using a garden fork to spread compost just below the edging of a herb garden, close-up
Using a garden fork to aerate grass, close-up
Building a herb garden, checking that wooden borders are level, close-up
Gladioli bulbs in drills being covered with soil, using Dutch hoe
Hands holding freshly pulled carrots, high angle view.
Preparing asparagus beds in late winter or early spring, prising apart the crown into sections
Taking a cutting from stem of Cereus hildmannianus var. monstrose, wearing protective gloves
Planting out turnip seedlings in their plugs, close-up
Cabbage seedlings in a module tray and a seedling being transplanted from a pot into the module
Hand planting pea seeds in system of drills, close-up
Lifting Erysimum sp. (Wallflower) seedlings from seedbed using a gardening fork, close-up
Scattering vegetable seeds thinly onto compost in plant pot, from a tube of rolled-up paper
Planting out wallflower seedlings in nursery bed, in evenly spaced rows, close-up
Planting out Gentiana nivalis (Alpine gentian), close-up
Pinching off open, already pollinated flower from stem of sweet pea plant (hybridising sweet peas)
Raking over flattened, moist soil area, close up.
Planting out Lobelia seedlings using a dibber, close-up
Using secateurs to remove semi-ripe Fatsia japonica shoot, close-up
Covering top of sown seeds with perlite, close-up
Teasing out fibrous roots from base of Coriandrum sativum (Coriander) plant
Finishing willow obelisk by holding uprights together and binding and tying them
Using secateurs to trim protruding withy tips from willow obelisk
Completing the weave by pulling tip of withy upwards on upright of willow obelisk
A selection of ferns, bromeliads, moss, potting clay and pellets, for arranging in
Moving Viburnum berries from palm of hand onto compost in plant pot
Fritillaria imperialis (Crown imperialis), bulb in dish filled with compost
Cuttings in plug trays with blank labels
Adding top-dressing of gravel in plant pot containing a succulent plant
Man's hand holding yellow Calendula (Marigold) with its roots visible
Hibiscus with pink flowers trained as standard tree in terracotta plant pot
Poor example of container-grown Prostanthera cuneata showing sparse stems and pot-bound
Container grown Prostanthera cuneata with well-established root system and vigorous
Quercus (Oak) seedling showing small green leaves and long root
Using shears to cut yew as it grows and fills metal frame
Red Magnolia bud on leafy stem showing fleshy seeds
Using secatuers to prune established pollarded tree by cutting back stems to trunk
Cutting back stem using secateurs to make angled cut just above bud
Using clean folded piece of paper to scatter Chrysanthemum x superbum seeds over
Putting pot rooted cutting into plant pot
Using hands to divide Hostas by pulling the clump apart
Using dibber to put rooted bulbil in hole in moist compost inside small plant pot
Using secateurs to prune standard rose attached to wooden post
Hybridizing rose showing exposed anthers ready to release tiny pollen grains
Using secateurs to prune standard rose attached to wooden post
Conical hat protecting show bloom rose from rain and damage
Using secateurs to cut blind rose shoot, hand wearing protective glove
Hardwood Vitis coignetiae cuttings in compost with buds just above surface in plant
Seedlings in a pot affected by damping off
Hand cutting back vine leaving some buds, close-up
Using secatuers to make clean, straight cut directly above strong buds on thin branch
Hands removing conifer from terracotta pot, close-up
Using hands to firm soil at base of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana in terracotta plant pot
Gently teasing out Chamaecyparis lawsoniana roots from using fork.
Woman using trowel to put compost in plant pot containing young tree
Woman using trowel to remove mulch and compost from plant pot containing young tree
Propagating Saintpaulia leaf cuttings in three small plant pots covered by plastic
Saintpaulia growing in small plant pot after propagating from leaf
Planting campanula seedlings into individual plant pots from compost seed tray
Gunura aurantiaca cuttings in plant pot inside propagator
Heap of orchid compost
Winding Philodendron scandens stems around moss support in plant pot
Tying Jasminum Officinale to wire hoop in plant pot
Removing daffodil bulbs from heap of compost
Cacti transplanted from pots into planting tray
Holding leaf and using dibber to ease seedling roots from pot of compost
Holding compost in hand above tomato seedling in plant pot
Thinning out tomato plant seedlings using scissors
Woman using block of wood to push down on compost in tray
Tray of tomato seeds in compost on window sill
Pouring seed compost from bucket into seed tray on wooden workbench in shed
Tomato seeding growing in tray of wet seed compost
Tomato plantlet in biodegradable pot
Woman using penknife to make cut in stem of tomato plant shoot on wooden table
Removing a sucker from a containerized plant
Woman removing Nymphaea tetragona (Pygmy Water Lily) seedling from small pot to plant
Removing seedling from modules with dibber, close-up
Heap of soil with worms on trowel
Plant showing a dense system of roots being taken out of pot
Hand holding seedling upright in pot, other hand adding soil, next to second seedling
Person using dibber in a pot containing seedlings
Ivy and Cyclamen in a trug, gardening gloves and a trowel
Person wearing gardening gloves and using shears to trim a privet hedge
Planting seedlings in plant tray using a small dibber
Potting up Pelargoniums
Adding soil to a potted plant
Cutting branch using secateurs
Soil and root system at bottom of a plant, view from below
Holding a seedling in one hand and handful of soil in other hand over a a plant pot
Tipping seeds from a packet onto palm
Green plastic spray bottle, side view
Strip of compost mixture
Compost heap, cross-section
Person tipping leek seeds from bag onto palm of hand
Child's hands holding pot containing red runner beans and bean seeds against
Using scissors to thin flowered shoots of climbing plant.
Wooden planks being painted grey with a brush.
Green spray bottle, side view.
Person holding seedling above rectangular pot in one hand and making hole in substrate
Placing sliced root cutting in pot (propagating from root cuttings), close-up
Hand holding two plastic test tubes containing soil, matching them against a pH colour
Man harvesting spinach by hand.
Man sowing swede seeds by hand using a string as a guide.
Man harvesting brussels sprouts by hand, picking them from the stem of the plant
Clipping a box globe, close-up
Man harvesting multiple-sown radishes by hand.
Man harvesting kale by hand into a basket.
Clipping off sections from thorny rose stem to create cuttings, using secateurs, close-up
Pinching out the top bud of a rose bush, close-up
Green metal watering can, side view
Red flowerpot with garden fork and trowel planted in it.
Dividing peonies, cutting crown into sections, using knife, close-up
Using fingers to plant Calendula (Pot Marigold) seedlings in compost seed tray
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