Product review: potato planters Consumer editor Julia Heaton finds out which reuseable potato planters are the most user-friendly Best buy 18/20 Three potato patio planters  £12.99 (p&p £4.50) Haxnicks from…

Although the wind and rain has battered my garden its not all been doom and gloom. The blossom on my apple stepovers is looking beautiful, I just need a few hours…

  Like me, all this rain is probably starting to get you down. A constant sodden garden means my outdoor to-do list is getting longer by the day. Who knows…

Leaf blower There’s a lot to be said for having the extra freedom to move around that battery machinery so obviously provides. And where leaf fall is concerned that freedom…

I’ve fallen into that classic gardener’s trap! I’ve let a fairly mild regional winter lull me into a false sense of security – I’ve sown everything early in expectation of…

Electric tiller There are times when a garden fork just won’t do for preparing a brand new border. But if you don’t feel your patch warrants the cost of a…

I’m so glad I took the opportunity to snap some pics of the tree blossom in my garden before the wet weather set in. What a difference a week of…

I’ve just taken delivery of some tree lily bulbs from T&M. The company is running a competition to see which member of the media can grow the best plants this…

Dove cote and stand Romantic and classically elegant, a dove cote is definitely worth a splurge and this two-storey dove cote bird table and stand makes a great investment. Made…