Plants

Expert advice on choosing the perfect plant for your garden – from the smallest bulb to the biggest tree.

snowdrops

Five bulbs to plant and forget

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Plan ahead and plant bulbs this autumn for weeks of colour next spring. Graham Rice has five garden stalwarts you can buy and plant now.

edible flowers

Edible flowers

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Vicki Cooke explores a few historical plants that have been enjoyed in the garden and as edible flowers, including courgettes, marigolds and nasturtiums.

dahlia

5 plants to gobsmack visitors

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Surprise visitors to your garden with huge sunflowers, gigantic pumpkins, stinky lilies and big dahlias. Here’s 5 unusual plants to grow.

Grow figs in the UK

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Hampton Court Kitchen Garden Keeper Vicki Cooke unravels some of the mysteries and historical facts about growing figs in Britain