Homes & Interiors/Gardens

  • 19 April 2014

    It's a dangerous world out there for young transplants.

  • 19 April 2014

    Walking around Carina and Victor Contini's flourishing Victorian walled kitchen garden at their home on the outskirts of Edinburgh on a dry, sunny day in April, it's difficult to recall its tricky beginnings in January 2012.

  • 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.

  • 1 March 2014

    The relentless foul weather should be water off a duck's back to doughty gardeners, whose sights will be firmly forward facing, and there's one genus I'm looking forward to seeing again soon:

  • 15 February 2014

    In the gardens of country houses, drifts of shrubs and flowers seem to spread endlessly to the horizon, and though there's little chance of capturing this sense of space in small borders, you can strategically site tall plants to create "rooms" with the prospect of hidden gems.

  • 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.