Solutions for Town Gardens

Anthony du Gard Pasley explains how to overcome the most common problems found in town gardens: poverty of light, bad soil and lack of space

Chelsea Flower Show: 2004

Planting termed 'near perfect' by the judges helped the garden Hortus Conclusus, designed by Christopher Bradley-Hole for the Shaikh Al-Nahayan, win Best in Show this year.

Pruning Weeping Trees

January is the time to be ruthless and remove the odd elbowing from weeping trees

Holkham Nursery Gardens

A favourite with COUNTRY LIFE readers, Holkham Nursery Gardens on the north Norfolk coast is a floral haven where thriving borders display the potential of plants.

Pruning Roses

Kathryn Bradley-Hole encourages gardeners not to be shy of cutting their bush roses quite fiercely, for a hard prune at this time of year will encourage strong growth.

Wakehurst Place, Sussex

Wakehurst Place, Sussex

Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex Telephone: 01444 894066. Open everyday, 10am - 4pm in winter, 10am - 7pm in summer.

St Swithin’s Day

A surfeit of rain has even gardeners in East Anglia wondering when things will dry up.

History of Broad Beans

Broad beans seem quintessentially English because they have been with us for centuries.

West Dean Gardens, West Sussex

West Dean Gardens, in West Sussex, boasts the largest collection of fiery capsicums in Britain. Kathryn Bradley-Hole takes a tour round the chillies