Hard pruning of larger shrubs

Viburnum x bodnantense Dawn is welcomed in winter for its sweet scent and plentiful flowers, but established plants need to be trimmed back to keep them in check, finds David…

Swinton Park gardens in December

Swinton Park gardens in December

Susan rejoices in the winter harvest, which brings Jerusalem artichokes, brussels sprouts, forced rhubarb and Christmas decorations.

Gifts for gardeners

Gifts for gardeners

It's life and death in the garden with tempting presents for the green-fingered.

Plants from the nursery

Plants from the nursery

David Wheeler finds that waifs and strays from the nursery can be coaxed into a happy and fulfilled life.

Sowing Hollyhocks

Kathryn discovers that not only was Klimt an accomplished Art Nouveau painter, but was also completely obsessed with gardens and flowers.

The Public Gardens of Oxford

Considering his home town of Oxford in winter, Mark finds the University Parks a joy, but his overall views are spoiled by the endless recycling boxes outside people's front doors...

Planting quinces and lilacs

Roddy decides it's worth the risk planting a quince tree, though they are susceptible to many blights, and continues his search for the best way to garden as organically as…

The queenly quince and languishing lilacs

Roddy decides it's worth the risk planting a quince tree, though they are susceptible to many blights, and continues his search for the best way to garden as organically as…

In my Garden: Sweet Shop Borders

The opportunity to bring more light into his garden leads David to experiment with his 'sweet shop' borders; as it turned out it was the perfect summer for such a…

The Thorny Beauty of Thistles

Now is the time of year that the thistles start casting their seeds to the wind, and it's a wonderful sight, finds Mary Anne Robb

What to deadhead and what to leave alone

Although unfashionable, Mark Griffiths finds deadheading a necessity at this time of year, as long as you are careful about what you take and what you leave...