Love blue flowers?

Buy four blue plants in the Country Life Nursery this week and turn your garden into a riot of new colour

Mahonia Soft Caress

The Country Life nursery is stocking one of the most talked-about plants for 2013. Announced as Plant of the Year at RHS Chelsea this week, mahonia soft caress is only…

Flowers in winter

So which flowers are blooming in January in the gardens of England?

Planting Christmas bulbs

If you haven't done them already, there's still time to get your hyacinth and narcissus paper white bulbs into their pots in a cool, dark room ready for Christmas and…

Start next year’s salvias now

Take cuttings of salvias now to propagate for planting in the spring is a fine way to put more colour into your garden, says Tom Coward from Gravetye Manor

Rare Lady’s Slipper orchid returns

Britain's rarest wild flower, the Lady's Slipper orchid, is set to be the star of the show at The Wild About Orchids Festival in the Yorkshire Dales

Win tickets to Chelsea Flower Show

Enter our competition to win not just tickets to the opening day of Chelsea Flower Show, plus an overnight stay in a luxury London hotel

How to grow mistletoe

Our national supply of mistletoe is running low: as apple tree numbers decline. But rather than buy expensive, imported sprigs at Christmas, it's better to grow your own