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Winter gardening tips

Autumn is the start of the gardening year and, if the weather allows, many of the enduring tasks of the season can be achieved now.


Inspirational gardening books

As the dark nights of winter fall, now is the time to plan next year's garden. Alan Titchmarsh rounds up his favourite gardening guides for practical tips and inspiration.

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Hedgerow Harvest

Blackberries are all well and good, but the hedgerows are brimming over with less well-known delights at this time of year.


Earthworm Jim

Country Life looks at the magnificent contribution of the humble earthworm.

Weeping Willow

Embrace the weeping willow

From weeping willows to weeping ash and birch, Alan Titchmarsh explains how best to deal with these potentially rewarding trees in your garden.