Now you’re garden and the environment can reap the rewards of that relaxing cup of coffee you had at the garden centre. Notcutts Garden Centres have teamed up with Greencup…

This year my annual purple sprouting broccoli has cropped very well, fully stripped of their florets I dug up the plants up to make way for my summer cauliflowers and…

Palms make an elegant addition to patio container displays. Get the look with Kris’s simple 5 step planting guide. Palm used: Canary Island date palm (Phoenix canariensis) 1)    Place an…

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…