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Vegetables grown successfully in the International Space Station

Space missions will increasingly become longer, so in the future, the crew members will need to grow their own food, and in order to achieve this, it …

GREEN FILE COLUMN: Future of gardening as a career

There are questions that are repeated over and over. One is from young people considering their future in the work world, “Where can I find a …

New from Ikea: 11 Essentials for Small Space Gardens

Coming from Ikea: a new Summer in the City collection of small space essentials for city gardeners. Here’s a sneak peek at Ikea’s 2015 items for …

Small Spaces

Roundup: 11 Irresistible Garden Sheds and Greenhouses

Although they’re inherently practical, there’s something luxurious about garden sheds and outbuildings. As extra spaces, they’re not required to meet …

Subtle Changes

Parents, save the gardening lessons for school

A report from the RHS has shown that teaching gardening in schools is a great help to children in their other studies, their sense of self worth and their wellbeing. It seems now there are another three R's that we can look to for guidance and results because after school gardening a child becomes …

Mississippi Man Transforms Tornado Debris Into a Sustainable Vegetable Garden

Earlier this year, when a tornado ripped through Hattiesburg, Mississippi, it left a scene of destruction in its wake. But as the storm-ravaged …

Vegetable Gardens

Required Reading: The Unexpected Houseplant

When it comes to gardening, I admit to being a bit of a snob. Gardening, to me, is done outdoors while wearing sturdy garden boots and wielding …

Gardens: winter pots with a difference

Only the most cynical gardener could fail to love a bedding plant. These bright little bursts of colour, packed into baskets and window boxes, are the only true bit of instant gardening there is. All else is best done slow and steady, while occasionally leaning on a time-worn spade and gazing …

Alan Titchmarsh 'squeezed out' of Chelsea Flower Show role

Alan Titchmarsh, the gardening expert and TV presenter, reveals why he stepped down from the BBC's coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show<p>Alan Titchmarsh, the gardening expert and TV presenter, has revealed that he quit the BBC’s Chelsea Flower Show coverage after programme-makers asked him to perform …

Alliums: Just As Good As Tulips But Better

Though tulips are highly prized in mid-spring they do have their drawbacks; a team of gardeners planting thousands every autumn being the ideal. …

Happy 80th birthday to John Brookes - influential garden and landscape designer

Fall Vegetable Gardening Tips

01 of 05<p>The abundance of a summer vegetable garden can turn to chaos in the fall. Cucumbers that didn't get picked, lettuce that bolted, fallen …

10 Best Garden Design Apps for Your iPad

The iTunes store is not making things easy with its mind numbing array of garden design apps–all of which promise to change your life. We sifted …

Gardens: five ways with scented spring bulbs

For a large container<p>Ask any garden designer or plant hunter to name their favourite tulips and 'Prinses Irene' will be on the list. This sweetly scented member of the triumph group flowers in late April to early May, when its orange petals flamed with purple burst from a sturdy purple stem. Subtle …

Ask Alys: your gardening questions answered

<b>I grow a lot of fruit and vegetables in my south-west-facing garden on the west coast of Wales. The soil is good loam but quite acidic. But I have problems with potatoes. They grow OK and look fine with a good crop, but break up and dissolve when I boil them. I've tried sharpe's express, pentland</b> …

9 Easy-to-Make Garden Luminaries

Even if you are not an avid DIYer, you can easily make one of these garden luminaries to lighten your landscape.<p>Sap Bucket Luminaries<p>1/9<p>For rustic …

September gardening tips

September gardening tips from Catherine Cutler of the Eden Project.<p>September is here, and many of our vibrant summer flowers are now fading away.<p>Don’t be too quick to tidy up your garden however. Leave dead sunflower heads for birds and birds to feed on, and let other flowers' seeds fall to the …

Sport picture of the day: Lionel Messi does a spot of gardening

First published on Wed 11 Sep 2013 08.02 EDT

How to Grow an Herb Garden Using Eggshell Planters

Spring is the perfect time of year to plant a garden, and it’s a great opportunity to get your kids involved in gardening at a young age. Over at our …

Gardening

Patrick Blanc is Growing the World's Tallest Vertical Garden in Sydney

Patrick Blanc, the inventor of the vertical garden, and French architect and Pritzker laureate Jean Nouvel have teamed up to create a "living, …

Germany's Skyline Plaza Garden is a Versatile Green Roof Like We've Never Seen

The Skyline Plaza Garden, in the heart of Frankfurt, Germany is a roof top haven for just about any outdoor hobbyist. Completed by landscape …