• Three gardens to visit this weekend
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    Three gardens to visit this weekend

    Characterful gabled Radcot House (not open) dates from the mid-17th century and the three-acre garden that surrounds it skilfully matches the venerable architecture as well as offering contemporary vibrancy. Tall yew and beech hedges and a long formal pool evoke the house’s origins, but the planting is fresh and modern with grasses and late-flowering perennials grouped in bold blocks for emphasis.

  • The best gardening events and flower shows and where to book tickets
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    The best gardening events and flower shows and where to book tickets

    If you love gardens and you're in need of some inspiration, here's our guide to the big gardening events and flower shows happening in the UK this season.

  • Could 'green lamp posts' be the solution to our air pollution problem?
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    Could 'green lamp posts' be the solution to our air pollution problem?

    Clean air in the capital has been making headlines left, right and centre over the last couple of months; and for good reason. Public Health England has data showing that seven of every 100 deaths in central London can be attributed to pollution levels and, last year for brief periods, pollution levels were worse than Beijing.

  • The best apps to identify unknown plants and flowers
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    The best apps to identify unknown plants and flowers

    There are hundreds of thousands of different plant and flower varieties in the world, meaning it takes a special kind of knowledge to differentiate your Dracula simia (or 'Monkey Face Orchid') from your Rafflesia keithii (or 'Corpse Flower').

  • Neighbours embroiled in 'almighty row' over flowers using handwritten notes 'is most British thing ever'
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    Neighbours embroiled in 'almighty row' over flowers using handwritten notes 'is most British thing ever'

    "There have been no raised voices - just paper pinned to a post."

  • Chelsea Flower Show 2019: dates, tickets, transport advice and the best day to go
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    Chelsea Flower Show 2019: dates, tickets, transport advice and the best day to go

    It's the most glamorous event on the gardening calendar and now the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show is returning for its 106th year.

  • Top 10 chillies in order of heat - how many can you eat?
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    Top 10 chillies in order of heat - how many can you eat?

    Sweet peppers and chillies, which can be grown as early as January, are great for their health benefits, versatility in cooking and the delicious flavour they bring to a range of meals.

  • How to Adopt a Wayward Plant
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    How to Adopt a Wayward Plant

    How does one adopt a plant? It’s a novel idea, but surely one that would fit in well with a new generation of green-fingered environmentalists. Keep reading to learn more about plant recycling and how it’s flourished over the last few years into a sensational summer event.

  • How to attract bees to your garden
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    How to attract bees to your garden

    Bees are disappearing at an alarming rate which could impact our food supplies but also turn our brightly-coloured meadows into grey hinterlands. By moving from flower to flower, they are vital pollinators of many garden and wild flowers. So how do we attract more of them to our gardens? Here are Jean Vernon's top tips.

  • The rise of vegan gardening
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    The rise of vegan gardening

    The plant-based movement is proving so popular, even our gardens are going vegan.

  • Three gardens to visit this Easter weekend
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    Three gardens to visit this Easter weekend

    The Old Corn Mill exemplifies the sensitively nurtured style of garden that is increasingly popular with owners and visitors in the National Garden Scheme. Gently introduced planting such as drifts of tulips in meadow grass and aquatic marginals along the stream enhance the natural scenery of woodland and waterside that leads out to sheep meadows and Herefordshire countryside. Wild daffodils seed themselves and if you’re lucky the spotted orchids will be out. There’s a trail for children, but with the freshness of spring, this is enchanting for all ages.

  • Top 10 all-weather perennial plants
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    Top 10 all-weather perennial plants

    One of the most exciting developments in gardening over the past 20 years has been the proliferation of perennials that combine Liberace's showiness with Mo Farah's stamina to flower from spring until autumn. Some are stalwarts recognised for their staying power, others come via the cut-flower industry, but most are the fruition of decades of work by breeders.

  • Top 25 plants to grow for winter 
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    Top 25 plants to grow for winter 

    Gardens can stay vibrant and full of life even when winter is coming. But the temperature drop does not limit the variety of plants available.

  • Top 25 plants to grow in summer
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    Top 25 plants to grow in summer

    Summer is the only time you can host barbecues in the garden and say "Oh, it's really nothing" when your friends compliment you on your gorgeous borders. Internally, of course, you'll be glowing like a geranium with pride. 

  • Top 25 plants to grow in autumn
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    Top 25 plants to grow in autumn

    Autumn is one of the best seasons for many reasons: ochre leaves falling from trees, the return of knitted jumpers and Halloween, to name a few. However, the season also brings opportunities for your garden.

  • Top 20 tips for planting bulbs
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    Top 20 tips for planting bulbs

    There is little more visually appealing than a garden colour-bursting with bulbs in full bloom.

  • How to prune an apple tree in five simple steps
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    How to prune an apple tree in five simple steps

    Apple trees are left in a sorry state by heavy-handed pruning and rampant re-growth, but this guide will leave your fruit tree happy and healthy

  • Six clever ways to keep cut flowers alive
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    Six clever ways to keep cut flowers alive

    The truth is cut flowers don't last forever, but garden expert Sarah Raven has some simple tricks for keeping them fresh and maximising their life span so you can enjoy them for longer.

  • Top 10 vegetables to grow over winter
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    Top 10 vegetables to grow over winter

    Keeping your garden going through the winter gets you outside, allows you to exercise and can give you brilliant home-grown produce. Here's is Bunny Guinness's complete guide to what to grow during the colder months.

  • Gardening is just as good for you as going to the gym
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    Gardening is just as good for you as going to the gym

    A good excuse to cancel your next class

  • The easiest fruit and vegetables to plant in your garden
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    The easiest fruit and vegetables to plant in your garden

    Planting fruits and vegetables in your garden doesn't have to be a chore, neither does maintaining them. These simple fruits and vegetables all but grow themselves.

  • Grow to eat: sweet potatoes are easy to grow in a warm spot
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    Grow to eat: sweet potatoes are easy to grow in a warm spot

    It couldn’t have taken long to think up the name “sweet potato” for Ipomoea batatas. Although an easy subtropical plant to grow, in our cool UK climate a few tricks and a long hot summer are needed to form the large, vitamin C-rich tubers.

  • 10 British trees you should grow in your garden
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    10 British trees you should grow in your garden

    Can you identify Britain's most common trees? If you can't, now is the time to get to know our native species, says Eden project horticulturalist, Julie Kendall. Here, she explains why planting native trees in your garden is such good idea and which ones to pick.

  • Top 25 flowers to plant for spring
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    Top 25 flowers to plant for spring

    Spring is the season that many gardeners look forward to the most, especially if it follows a long cold, dark winter. The official first day falls around March 20 or 21, otherwise known as the March equinox. At this time, in Britain at least, deciduous trees will still be bare or only just showing signs of life. Some early bulbs will have been flowering already, such as snowdrops, crocus, chionodoxa.