Harry Granville

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Breathtaking images capture nature's gardens

See the 2018 International Garden Photographer of the Year winners.<p>Every year, the International Garden Photographer of the Year selects photos from …

The Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer makes watering smarter

Outdoor watering can be a messy but necessary task for both amateur and professional gardening aficionados. Do you give your plants too much water? …

Gardening

Huge weed murals with hidden messages sprouting up in cities (Video)

For many city dwellers, the closest they might get to nature is the neighbourhood park, or a gaggle of weeds sprouting up in between the cracks of …

Murals

Moss mania: Why small space gardeners can't get enough of the green stuff

In mid-December, I went outside with a plastic bag to undertake one of my favourite winter traditions: moss collecting. Although I live next to the woods, these are a conservation area, so I forage instead from the fuzzy, green-slicked brickwork and roofs of the sheds on my housing estate. Never …

The Garden Cafe review: a green-fingered treat

The Garden Museum and Cafe, on the south bank of the Thames, is built on hallowed ground. Not figuratively, but literally: builders working there …

How to make amazing living plant pictures

A few months ago I began experimenting with a traditional southeast Asian technique for mounting living plants on slabs of timber to be hung like pictures on a wall. A novel way to display houseplants that naturally grow on trees in the wild, I thought, and sort of a playful protest to the newly …

Plants

"Bedroom Plants" are just what you need to sleep better at night

They might also help prevent colds and allergies<p>1 Areca Palm<p>Joy Of Plants<p>We know, these palms don't even need to help you sleep for you to want them …

Plants

Using Power Tools to Grow Healthier Gardens - Organic Gardening

<i>The growing popularity of power tools is helping gardeners plant more in less time while giving their plants a healthy boost.</i><p>By Kelly Lucia<br>Sponsored …

The director’s cuttings: a tour of Terry Gilliam’s garden

Like his films, Terry Gilliam’s garden is a mixture of the prosaic and the phantasmagorical. For a start, there’s the church spire. “We were having a new kitchen done and one of the builders said to me that a mate of his was salvaging a bell tower in Guildford, and did I want it?” Gilliam says. …

Terry Gilliam

Happy houseplants: how to help them thrive

I guess it should be no surprise that my house is full of plants. They jostle for the best spot on the windowsill, hang from railings, gather together in pools of light on the floor and take over the kitchen countertops. I am not alone. Houseplants are having a moment because micropropagation has …

Plants

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How to insulate your greenhouse this winter and keep tender plants frost-free

Aeoniums and pelargoniums, dahlias and fuchsias – so many of the most glamorous and colourful summer plants live in the hinterland between “fully hardy” and “houseplants”. They need a place to wait out winter – and the greenhouse is the spot. So this is the time to evict summer debris, to scrub …

Gardening

Suspended – Medium

10 Plants that Thrive in Humid Spots (a.k.a. Your Bathroom)

You don't have to have a green thumb to get your gardener on, especially indoors. Our favorite cheat? Park a plant in your bathroom so it benefits …

Make Homemade BBQ Wood Chips From Fruit Tree Cuttings - DIY

Over the past several years, we’ve planted six dwarf fruit trees of various species on our small, half-acre plot. In addition to the annual fruit …

Clever ways coffee can transform your garden

Next time you make a cup of coffee, don't throw away the used grounds – keep them in a container and re-use them in your garden.<p>If you don't make …

How palm trees stand tall in the face of a hurricane

When Storm Aileen ripped across the UK last week the worst of the winds brought down trees, snapped off branches and shredded leaves, made worse because the trees were in full leaf and caught the wind like a sail. Compare that with the palm trees that stood up to Hurricane Irma’s immensely stronger …

Weather

Canning is cool again: Food blogger offers tips for making the most out of your garden haul

The leaves are going to fall, the temperature is going to plunge, but thanks to canning, there are ways to stretch out your garden-grown vegetables …

Japanese Artist Plants Colorful Flower Landscapes to Explore Nature’s Cycle of Life and Death

Japanese artist Azuma Makoto explores the lifecycle of flowers with two incredible botanical sculptures exhibited at the Oi Futuro museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The symbolic work evokes the Buddhist value of contemplating life and death. Viewers are encouraged to reflect on the transience of …

Art

A garden without a tree isn’t a garden, but it’s vital to choose the right plant<p>Pick the wrong tree and in a few years it will swallow up every inch of precious space<p>For those of us with only postage stamp-size gardens to play with, perhaps the very hardest decision to get right is trees. Pick the …

Gardening

Forest Gardening: Choosing Smaller Trees & Shrubs

In my last blog I described how a forest garden is designed to mimic a small woodland or forest comprising up to seven ‘layers’. These are usually …

This modular urban gardening system can create all sorts of planters

The system’s six basic elements enables the construction of a wide range of planter designs<p>Danish architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum have reworked their Ikea-born Growroom pavilion to create an even simpler and more versatile system for constructing urban planter structures. GrowMore is …

Architecture

7 Amazing Indoor HousePlants That Will Survive In The Darkest Rooms

Something about the presence of plants throughout an indoor space makes it feel comfortable, healthy and cheerful in a way that few other …

Top 12 Succulents for Home Gardens

Echeveria<p>The crown jewels of the rosette-forming succulents, easy-care <i>Echeveria</i> come in a rainbow of colors and can be easily found at nurseries. …

Turn problem weed into sweet dandelion jelly

In the summer, dandelions take over many lawns and gardens, leading to complaints and causing frustration especially for gardeners.<p>But according to …

15 Trees Every Outdoor Lover Should Learn to Identify

If you want to be a true outdoorsman or woman, and a true survivor, you’ve got to become a plant person.<p>I know, I know—it’s not as cool to walk …