CONIFERS used to be seen as dull, boring and way too tall - think Leylandii - but so many new varieties are now on the market that you can add colour, architecture and form to your garden when everything else has entered winter dormancy.
EX-Tomorrow’s World presenter Judith Hann used to spend her time in a TV studio, but these days she’s out in her garden, growing more than 150 culinary herbs including borage, sweet cicely and others which taste great but aren’t widely available in supermarkets.
IF you’ve visited stately homes and gardens this summer and admired the architectural beauty of evergreen spheres and cones, beautifully clipped mazes, evergreen peacocks and other statuesque shapes, you may be inspired to create your own topiary.
PLANTS wilting? Grass looking forlorn? Containers dried out? Don't despair. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is asking gardeners to take a few simple steps to ensure their plants don't suffer in the heat.
THE sight of majestic delphiniums, conical lupins and soft, scented roses mixed with colourful clematis climbing up wicker wigwams and sweetpeas filling the air with their fragrance, always conjures up an image for me of the idyllic cottage garden.
ROSES are undoubtedly the queen of flowers. With an incredible variety of shapes, colours and scents, garden roses are an essential plant in the garden. Enjoying the setting sun and the fabulous rose display on a lovely summer evening is the ultimate pleasure of roses in the garden.
BRITISH gardens could end up devoid of luscious lawns, with popular plants proving more difficult to grow and plant pests and diseases spreading, according to a new report from the RHS and leading academics into the impact of climate change on gardening.