Paula Sealey

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What to do in the garden in December

RHS tips and tricks for gardening in December, from protecting pots to feeding the birds<p><b>Top of the list this month</b><p>Protect pots from December’s freezing weather with bubble plastic (e.g. <b>agapanthus</b>), or bring them under temporary cover. The “rain shadow” of walls can be sufficient protection from …

Ask Alys: your gardening questions answered

<b>I struggle with fleece to protect pot plants from winter cold. What's the best way to protect perennials?</b><br>Fleece protects only the top of the pot. So, if there's growth that needs protecting, it's perfect, but if the perennial has died back, it's the root ball you should be worrying about. Hardy …

What will 2014 bring for gardeners?

Between the anniversary of the Great War, new plant diseases and the changing face of garden centres, 2014 promises plenty of interesting garden trends<p><b>1. What can we expect from the weather?</b><p>The most important consideration for gardeners is also the hardest to predict. In 2012, hosepipe bans were …

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

DIY: Holiday Window Boxes, Instant Gratification Edition

When I installed three window boxes on my San Francisco apartment several weeks ago, I dropped in an easy mix of plants for instant gratification. I …

How to make a unique Christmas flower arrangement

Christmas decor does not have to mean a sea of red and green. A more sophisticated look, using white flowers and sparkling lights, is surprisingly easy to achieve<p>As Christmas day draws closer, many of us feel like breaking out and not doing the holly and ivy, red and green conventional thing. That …

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What to do in the garden this week: tidy up borders

Your gardening checklist for the week ahead. This week: neaten borders and prune once-flowering old roses.<p><b>Border time</b><p>Tidy up borders to give them a second wind, and cut away stems and foliage of plants that have flowered so they leaf up and possibly flower again.<p><b>Prune and improve</b><p>Tree canopies and …

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Seed saving for beginners

Lia Leendertz tells you how to collect, dry and store your seeds for next season<p>I am an accidental seed saver. It happened like this. Two years ago, things slipped on the allotment. Weekend camping trips, the odd visit from a relative or two, rain stopping play, and suddenly weeds were springing …

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The Source: Where to Find the Next “It” Plants

Where do British garden designers get their ideas? From Derry Watkins, owner of Special Plants, near Bath, in southwest England. By only selling …

Gardens: five ways with scented climbers

<b>Sun trap</b><p>For a truly powerful perfume, look no further than the glamorous star jasmine (<i>Trachelospermum jasminoides</i>). Evergreen, glossy leaves and a frosting of white flowers from June to August make this the smart choice, provided it has sheltered, sunny conditions. It will cope with partial shade, …

18 Ways to Add a Pop of Color to Your Furniture

Grab your paint brushes, people.<p>Top designers give tips and tricks for updating your old furniture to make it look like brand new. All it takes is (drumroll, please) a coat of paint!

Heaven-scent: the best roses for your garden

Sarah Raven asks head gardener David Stone to choose his favourite roses from many examples of perfumed perfection at Mottisfont Abbey.<p>As you walk through the gate into the walled garden at Mottisfont Abbey, even with your eyes shut there's no mistaking what sort of garden this is – the scent of …

National Trust

Couple have work cut out maintaining ‘Hanging Gardens of Derby’

As Britain experiences one of the longest heatwaves in a decade, one retired couple have their work cut out maintaining the “Hanging Gardens of Derby”.<p>Carol and Fred Whaley have spent 15 years growing the pot plants outside their home, and spend a couple of hours a day watering and tending to …

Horse Racing

Environment: News & features

Drought friendly gardens: in pictures - Telegraph

The fantastic Mr Foxglove

A favourite among pollinators, foxgloves provide a skyscraper of colour that makes for drama in the borders and a good cut flower.<p>Sit by a foxglove for 10 minutes and just watch the goings-on. When the sun comes out, each spire looks like one of those glass lift shafts on a modern skyscraper, bees …

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Thorny problems: what's a small, pretty tree for my garden?

Helen Yemm tackles your gardening problems. This week: finding the perfect tree and identifying mystery plants.<p><b>A small, pretty tree</b><p><i>I am looking for a pretty tree that will have blossom/fruit and autumn colour, which does not grow much higher than 13-16ft (4-5m). I would like something that I can</i> …

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Hampton Court Flower Show 2013: the gardens in pics - Telegraph

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The perfect plant for... a hot spot with dry soil

What plant will thrive in a hot corner of the garden where lusher plants would fry?<p>The hardy, shrubby <i>Salvia</i> x <i>jamensis</i> 'Peter Vidgeon' is perfect for a sun-baked corner of the garden where lusher plants would fry. It has wands of lilac-pink flowers set against greyish green leaves so it's not one of …

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Color and texture are always at play in Peter Wooster's Connecticut garden.

8 Tricks to Expand a Small Space

From hanging floor-to-ceiling curtains to using mirrors strategically, find out how to make a small room look bigger by tricking the eye with these design tips. See more ways to make the most of a small space.<p><b>1. Window Treatments</b><p>Hang curtain rods and draperies at the ceiling to make the room feel …

Euphoric Over Euphorbia: 5 Perennials Every Garden Needs

Every now and then, during the course of the year, I like to take a sideways glance at my own garden, but also the gardens that I visit, walk past, …

Make your garden a butterfly magnet

Want to add colour and scent to your plot – and attract butterflies, too? Sarah Raven rounds up the best of the high-performance bedding.<p>Most of us have learnt that many popular summer bedding plants have little use for pollinators. Created by breeders aiming for double flowers and exotic colours, …

The sheer bliss of finding a lost iris

Anne Milner is on a mission to find every variety of iris created by her ancestor, Arthur J Bliss.<p>When I moved into Spring Cottage eight years ago I was faced with a bare garden and wanted to fill it as quickly as possible. One of the first things I planted, more in hope than expectation, was an …

how to protect cabbages from pigeons

Wood pigeons are well-dressed birds, those gentle, silky, grey feathers merging into dusky pink. I'd wear that suit. They saunter up and down my …

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Self-seeding plants: how to create a fuss-free garden

The right mix of self-seeding plants can create year-round interest with minimum work.<p>The more I look at natural landscapes and the wild flowers that scatter themselves within them, the less inclined I am to garden meticulously. I want my outside space to produce food and flowers, and I want to …

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