Stocking fillers for gardeners

Do you need to fill a gardener’s Christmas Stocking with a few garden related...

Christmas gifts for houseplant parents

What can I buy for a houseplant addict for Christmas? Jean Vernon offers some...

How can I make my garden containers more festive?

Geoff Stonebanks shares his festive tips and plants for garden containers.

Robins in the garden

In the depths of winter the gardener’s friend, the robin becomes the star of...

Features and Advice

Winter bird care

The garden is rich in autumn fruit, seeds, nuts and berries and also insects, but competition is fierce. Here are 5 ways to help the birds over winter.

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Berries for birds

Grow some plants in the garden that bear berries to help birds through the winter. Pyracantha, ivy, holly and cotoneaster are all good choices.

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Moles in the garden

Mention moles to most gardeners and the conversation immediately turns to lawns. Lovely swaths of manicured lawn punctuated by vast and numerous mounds of freshly, finely tilled soil.

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Be hedgehog savvy

Many gardeners have never seen a hedgehog, but that doesn’t mean they don’t live and breed in and around our gardens. Jean Vernon suggests some ways to support these threatened creatures.Jean

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Are trees good for the birds?

There is something magical about watching birds feed in your own garden. But it’s not just about putting out bird food. What we grow in our gardens can be a vital lifeline too. As winter approaches there is much we...

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Butterflies and caterpillars

As a gardener there are a few garden ‘pests’ that can wreak havoc on our plants such as caterpillars. But before you reach for that insecticide take a few moments to really think about what you are doing.

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