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Sunday, February 12, 2017

It’s snowdrop season, when garden organisations nationwide open their gates to the public to enjoy these little white beauties in all their glory.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

It may be worth forsaking some winter beauty to get the best possible garden, with healthy, blooming plants and wildlife come spring.

Friday, January 27, 2017

There are many ways to attract birds to your garden – for this weekend’s Big Garden Birdwatch and beyond – if you plant species which will provide them with both food and shelter.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

There may be few reasons to venture into the garden at this time of year, but scent is one of them. The rich, heady perfume of certain winter-flowering shrubs can blow away the cobwebs and brush off the worst of the winter blues.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Ruth Pavey explores the aristocratic history of the planting in this Highgate village within a village.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A plethora of amazing facts – which plants are the tallest and smallest, the smelliest and deadliest – have been collated by Christina Harrison, a specialist in plant ecology and garden history, and Lauren Gardiner, a research fellow at Kew, for their latest book, Bizarre Botany, an A to Z revealing some of the quirkiest stories about plants.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Evergreens will form a backbone to the winter garden that ensures you have something of interest to look all through the year, says award-winning gardener Kate Gould

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Gardening columnist Ruth Pavey visits a Hampstead Garden Suburb garden in full autumn colour and tracks down the best Virginia creeper of 2016.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Enjoy the autumn hues of the velvety sumach and feast on celeriac in mid-November, plus the most important chores to do this week.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Japanese maple, or acer, is one of those supremely elegant plants with fine, fern-like foliage in colours to die for, from deep burgundy to pink and white, many producing a brilliant display of intense hues in autumn.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

They may conjure up images of ghostly goings-on around Halloween time, but bats should be welcomed into our gardens. Here’s how.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Of all the bulbs, tulips are probably the most varied in size and colour, ranging from dainty dwarf specimens to frilly, feathery forms and stand-up-straight majestic types.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Are your borders looking overgrown and overcrowded? If some of your stalwart shrubs and perennials have outgrown their space or simply aren’t thriving in their current position, it may be time to move them.

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