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Stand out plants: Agapanthus

Add some exotic colour to your pots and planters this season with a fabulous...

Stand out plants in my garden: Fuchsias

Geoff Stonebanks tell us about his love of Fuchsias and the varieties he grows...

Five common garden birds

If you are getting ready for the Big Garden Bird Watch you need to...

Nesting birds

There’s a real energy in the spring garden, from the frantic activity as our...

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Garden plants for free

It’s easy to get more plants in your garden for free. Jean Vernon picks out five of her favourite self-seeding plants; ones that will perform well every year, but also make more plants year after year.

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The Chelsea Tinge

Chelsea Flower Show is not the centre of the universe, but for one week a year it becomes the pinnacle of all that is great in gardening and horticulture. Having had the privilege to be there, here are a few...

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New plants at Chelsea 2015

This year there’s something for everyone in terms of new plants at Chelsea – climbers and plants for the patio are especially prominent. Graham Rice picks his top five.

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Shake up at RHS Chelsea

Alan Gardner, who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, is set to shake up the gardening establishment by exhibiting a show garden at Chelsea Flower Show for the first time – as well as starring in his own Channel 4...

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Decoupage lanterns

Add some light to your garden with these funky decoupage glass jar lanterns. They’re so easy to make, perfect for kids and adults.

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Caterpillar seed head

This simple craft idea using an egg carton, pipe cleaners and googly eyes will get kids growing in no time at all and is a great way to learn all about seeds.

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Growing roses

Rose expert, Michael Marriott from David Austin Roses, offers his advice to getting the best from your your roses and picks five all-time favourites.

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QVC exclusive: Whetman Pinks

Be one of the first gardeners in the world to grow the giant-flowered ‘Cocktail’ garden pinks (Dainthus). Launching exclusively on Richard Jackson’s Garden Show on QVC on Bank Holiday Monday (4 May).

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Grow nasturtiums

Nasturtiums reward you in many ways, with edible leaves, flowers and seeds and best of all, they are easy to grow from seed.

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Hedgehogs are the gardeners’ friend, they are now in serious decline and need all the help that we can give them. As the weather warms up our prickly garden friends emerge from hibernation.

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Five easy vegetables

Growing your own vegetables in the garden is easy. Graham Rice chooses five easy veg to grow including courgette, onion, chard, lettuce & radish.

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Ornamental garden grasses

Grasses really can be great garden plants and the most wonderful thing about them is that they need very little investment by way of time and effort according to Neil Lucas.

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