Gertrude Jekyll rose

Plant partners for roses

Rose expert Michael Marriott suggests some perfect companion plants for garden roses
Enhance your garden roses with the beauty of other flowering plants

lawn and flower border edging

Design for easy maintenance

Top garden design tips for designing a garden that is easy to maintain. Including ideas on designing paths, borders and where to put sheds and compost bins.

Carex testacea

Five great grasses for containers

You don’t need a grass garden to appreciate the beauty of these useful plants, says Neil Lucas of Knoll Gardens.

Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer'

Creating autumnal garden hues

Geoff Stonebanks gives an insight into the autumnal hues at his award winning garden Driftwood Garden

What sort of containers can I grow plants in?

Bored of pots and planters? You don’t need to buy special containers for your plants. Why not recycle something to create a more unusual display? Debi Holland offers some suggestions

Our pick of Hampton Court Gardens 2022

This year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is awash with fabulous flowers, perfect plants and simply glorious gardens, here are five favourites

Pennisetum Hameln

Five Great Late Season Grasses

Use grasses to bring alive the late summer garden. Neil Lucas from Knoll Gardens in Dorset selects five great late summer grasses for your garden

How to Find Sanctuary in a Pandemic

Step away from the news and social media and go outdoors. Your garden, local park or balcony can be your personal sanctuary. Simply stop, take a deep breath and inhale the wonders of nature.

Past Highlights of Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show is not the centre of the universe, but usually for one week a year it becomes the pinnacle of all that is great in gardening and horticulture. This year the show is online, but here’s a taster of some of the highs from previous RHS Chelsea Flower Shows

How can I use colour creatively in the garden?

Geoff Stonebanks is an instant gardener, because he wants the area he is creating or changing to look like the image he has in his head, instantly

How can I use containers creatively in the garden?

Plants in pots and containers make up parts of most gardens, but they can be used to plant larger areas too, giving you lots of options in terms of plant choice and design.

Plant a tree for life

The tree you choose to plant will make an impact on lives, so Tamsin Westhorpe is keen that you choose it wisely

Ideas to take home from RHS Chelsea 2019

There are so many inspirational gems at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, many are unachievable in most gardens, but here are five ideas from this year’s show to take home for your plot

Five Smaller Show Gardens at RHS Chelsea 2019

Here is a sneak preview of some of the smaller gardens at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Jean Vernon picks five that provide a wealth of inspiration and food for thought

Five Fab Sussex Gardens

The rolling Sussex countryside overflows with garden inspiration. Here are five exceptional gardens to explore. Research now and compile your ‘must visit’ garden’s wish list for this season

Can I garden in containers?

Award winning garden designer Geoff Stonebanks explains why he uses over 250 containers at his Driftwood garden in Sussex and the key benefits of using containers

Can I create a garden themed Christmas?

When you think of Christmas and the garden, for me the top two things that come to mind are holly and ivy. These are two of the traditional and stereotypical decorations for this time of year. Why not gather some from your own garden and hang around your doorways and window frames to really give […]

Urban plant trends from Asia

Michael Perry rounds up some new on-trend plants and ideas from his travels in Asia


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