Prepare and plan borders now for a spring planting of herbaceous perennials, says Kris For curves, use a hosepipe to mark out the bed (a plank will give straight…

TOG RATINGS aren’t just for your bedroom duvet, you know. As winters appear to be harder hitting, research into the design and fibres needed for warmer clothing has been moving…

Sadly, hedgehogs aren’t as abundant as they used to be, having declined by 25 per cent in the last 10 years alone. This is mainly due to habitat loss, including…

Best buy 19/20 Double bin store £189 Rowlinson Garden Products Tel. 01829 261121 www.rowgar.co.uk  Build 5 Pressure treated wooden construction. Measures 611⁄2in (156cm) long x 32in (82cm) deep x 50in…

FINDING STUFF to keep kids amused on dull winter days can be a challenge, which is why this wild bird feed making kit is such a winner. Not only will…

Influential gardeners have paid their respects to world-famous rose breeder Peter Beales, who died on 26 January aged 76, following a long illness. Peter, chairman of Peter Beales Roses of…

Join Kris in starting summer bedding plants from seed on windowsills  Small scale sowing for windowsill growing Fill small pots,trays or modular cell trays with sieved seed and cutting compost,…

Best buy 20/20 Gardman Coir and Wire Boot Scraper £ 10.99 For stockists: Tel 01406 37222 Build 5 Robust, naturally coloured bristles on a galvanised wire frame. Features 5 Mat-like…

I’ve recently moved house and taken on a block paved front garden, without an inch of open soil. This is a no-no in my book and I’ll be looking to…

I took my daughter to nursery this morning to find that the stately cedar tree in their front garden has lost some huge limbs under the weight of the snow…