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11 wildflowers for shade

Wildflower meadows are often associated with open, sunny swathes of land, but there are plenty of gorgeous wildflowers to grow in …

Plants

Meadow plant pot display

Step 1<p>Stand your plants in a tray of water to dampen the roots. Meanwhile, mix together equal quantities of compost and soil. Place crocks in the …

Patio roses to grow

If you’re short on space or don’t have room in your borders for roses, why not grow them in pots?<p>Advertisement<p>Not all roses are suitable for growing …

Red Hat

Best summer shade plants

Having shady areas in the garden provides a wealth of opportunity to grow marvellous shade-loving plants for summer.<p>Advertisement<p>Plants with bright …

Hardy

Six essential features of a wildlife garden

Gardens are useful habitats for wildlife, and can help form essential ‘green corridors’ within our towns and cities.<p>Advertisement<p>Discover …

Wildlife

Tips for better pruning

Regular pruning of plants, by removing dead, diseased and damaged growth, keeps them vigorous and healthy.<p>Advertisement<p>Thinning the canopy lets light …

Gardening

Best plants for bees

Gardens are extremely important for bees and other pollinators, and vice versa.<p>Advertisement<p>Bees need flowers for sustenance, and flowers need bees …

Vegetable seeds to sow in July

By sowing vegetable seeds in July, you can rely on the sun to do most of the hard work, ensuring warm temperatures for quick crops.<p>Advertisement<p>Don’t …

Top roses for scent

In addition to beautiful flowers and good disease resistance, scent can be an important factor when choosing a rose for the garden.<p>Advertisement<p>Watch …

Best summer containers

Summer wouldn’t be complete without some beautiful containers. Whatever look you’re going for, we’ve done the hard work for you, picking a mix of …

Gardening

Five plants to hide a garden shed

Most gardens have features that could be hidden so they don’t detract from the garden as a whole.<p>Advertisement<p>Depending on their location, structures …

Landscaping

Top trees for small gardens

Trees enhance even the smallest of gardens. Position them well to make a focal point, or use them to block out unwanted views.<p>Advertisement<p>Choose …

Five ways to grow better roses

Coaxing roses to produce a spectacular floral display is easy if you follow a few simple rules.<p>Advertisement<p>Browse our plant database for over 250 …

Gardening

Eight reasons to prune in summer

Summer pruning is an often overlooked task, but if anything, it’s just as important as chopping plants back when they are dormant in …

Nine of the best hydrangeas to grow

Over the past decade, many beautiful and versatile new hydrangeas have been introduced. There are neater varieties for smaller spaces or even …

Plants for evening scent

Sitting outdoors on warm evenings is one of the pleasures of summer. As many of us work during the day – or work in the garden – this is often the …

Single-flowered dahlias to grow

Dahlias come in many different forms, including flamboyant cactus, waterlily and pompon varieties. All of these have double-flowers which, which look …

Dahlias