Weatherproof Your Plot Main

Weatherproof Your Plot In times of a changing climate, we’re not sure whether summer will bring us deluge or dearth. But come rain or shine, we can take action to…

Spring Lawn Care Tips Main

Spring Care Lawn Tips When it comes to spring lawn care there are three key jobs need doing. These are scarifying, spiking, and top-dressing. Scarifying: this removes moss and ‘thatch’ –…

Make Your Garden Greener

Make Your Garden Greener Gardeners are natural custodians of their own little piece of the planet, and there’s never been a better time to be the change you want to…

Keep Your Citrus In Shape

Keep Your Citrus In Shape   If you are growing citrus trees in pots they will have loved the Mediterranean-levels of heat and sunshine we experienced for most of this…

Bank Holiday Gardening

Bank Holiday Gardening Is it really the August Bank Holiday? Part of me feels sad because the curtain is on the verge of falling on summer, but I do love…

Dahlia 'Jescot Julie' (Alamy)

Fill that flowerless hole in the border with something that’s going to keep the colour coming right through to autumn. You should be able to pick these plants up from…

Their gently scrambling habit makes them the perfect follow up act for June-flowering roses and early summer-flowering shrubs. Pruning couldn’t be simpler: Just cut them down to the lowest shooting…

grow tomatoes

Well, that’s not entirely true. If you’d visited my garden last summer you’d have noticed the air had taken on a blue hue, thanks to me getting rather upset about…

ETBT1G Foxgloves in a cottage garden. Path leading to hut.

  There’s so much to celebrate about footloose and fancy-free self-seeders. These plants are annuals, biennials or perennials that simply scatter copious amounts of seed. For this reason, they pop…