Homes & Interiors/Gardens

  • 12 April 2014

    There's compelling evidence for those who still need it that a bee-friendly garden pays dividends.

  • 5 April 2014

    There's always a corner in the garden for one or two lettuces.

  • 29 March 2014

    It's easy to imagine you need a large fruit cage and a post and wire fence to grow raspberries, but containers work perfectly well.

  • 8 February 2014

    Fuchsias are one of the garden's most attractive plants.

  • 1 February 2014

    A major challenge after another horrifically wet winter is the sea of soggy earth masquerading as the soil in the garden.

  • 25 January 2014

    As you toast the Bard's Immortal Memory tonight, take a moment to reflect on his fondness for more plants than John Barleycorn.

  • 18 January 2014

    Too many people treat the garden as an extra room in the house to be kept neat and tidy - they "dust" beds by removing weeds, "vacuum" the lawn and "furnish" it with ceramic pixies or a wrought-iron three-piece suite.

  • 11 January 2014

    As a new gardening year begins, we should count our blessings, relax and enjoy our gardens.

  • 4 January 2014

    I declare this the Year of the Thistle.

  • 28 December 2013

    It seems as if the weather can make green-fingered experts or sorry failures of us all.

  • 16 December 2013

    Christmas can be a stressful and expensive time of year, and rifts can all too easily occur when relatives are battling over the priciest game consoles, the most flamboyant jewellery or the biggest roasted bird.

  • 14 December 2013

    The once-popular lily of the valley, convallaria, is a delightful and wonderfully fragrant plant - perfect for adorning the Christmas windowsill.