Monochrome Planting

Mrs Danvers suggests something a little different for next spring, inspired by monochrome planting at Stourhead

Brightening the garden in February

Mark Griffiths gets inspired by a Japanese literary work which includes some lovely descriptions of plants and gardens. The crimson plover in particular brightens up an otherwise dreary February, he…

Christmas Azaleas and Topiary

Roddy Llewellyn advises how to make the azaleas last longer than a matter of weeks, and suggests how to get started for those who would dabble in topiary

Winter Flowers

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…

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...

Cape Town Flower Show

Roddy is impressed by a flower show a little rougher around the edges than Chelsea, but absolutely stuffed with wonderful plants.