10 drought-tolerant summer plants to withstand the heat

Don't let the heat stop you from creating the flower garden of your dreams<p>The Met Office has predicted a hotter than average summer with little …


International Garden Photographer of the Year winners

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English Gardens

Before and after: enjoy this gorgeous garden makeover with fab she shed!

An uninspiring 
rectangular plot has become a multi-purpose area
 for leisure, working
 and entertaining<p>‘Somehow, over several years, 
we had ended …


Daily Growing Tips and Advice: Easily Refresh Old Potting Soil

The last thing you want to do is throw out your old potting soil. It's easy to refresh with a few simple steps. We'll also talk a bit about the times …


How to Keep Deer Out of Your Yard

You love Bambi in his natural environment. You also love admiring the landscaping in your yard that you’ve worked so long and hard on. And while you …


6 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden


130 Years of Port Sunlight, The Garden Village at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 / RHS Gardening

• At the show<br>• Visiting us<br>• Tickets<p>Top things to do<br>• Gardens<br>• Exhibitor directory<br>• Food & Drink<br>• News<br>• At the show<br>• Talks & events<p>Plan your visit<br>• Getting …


Current Obsessions: Jetsetter

New openings, sales, and more, on our radar this week:<p>Thanks to the <i>Chicago Tribune</i> for naming Remodelista “the most tightly edited look on the …


Green Deals: Miracle-Gro AeroGarden w/ Herb Kit $50 (Reg. $80), more

Amazon offers the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Sprout Plus LED with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit in Black for <b>$49.99 shipped</b>. That’s good for $40 off the original listing and regular going rate at retailers like Walmart. Furthermore, today’s deal is the lowest that Amazon has ever sold it for in this color. …


Australia, Britain ready to agree free trade deal: minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia and Britain are ready to agree a free trade deal as soon as circumstances allow, Australian minister for foreign affairs Julie Bishop said on Friday.<p>British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, hosting his first bilateral meeting since being appointed to the role earlier in …

Julie Bishop

Poof! You Are a Scientist

The first thing you need to do to succeed in fruit gardening is to narrow down what you are going to attempt. Start small. What should you grow when …


RHS to hire 'water specialist' to teach British gardeners to 'drought-proof' their gardens during hot summers

The Royal Horticultural Society is hiring a “water specialist” to teach British gardeners to “drought-proof” their gardens during hot summers.<p>Questions from desperate gardeners asking how to save their dry gardens increased by 26 per cent this year, with the organisation expecting this number to …


Beat the garden pests to the produce you grow

With the garden moving into full swing, you may be seeing a plethora of pests trying to get to all that produce before you do!<p>First, you need to make …


How to Get Into New York City Museums for Free

At $25 a ticket for general admission, many of New York City’s major art institutions cost a pretty penny for an afternoon out.<p>In an effort to ease …

New York City

One Million British Botanical Treasures Will Be Digitized

When Charles Darwin was just 22 years old, he boarded the HMS <i>Beagle</i> and set off on a five-year voyage that would take him to the far-flung corners of …


The UK’s best green spaces, from university campuses to crematoriums

The UK is abundant with beautiful national parks, forests and commons. If we want to head out on a brisk walk in the Lake District, the New Forest or …

Lake District

How Pearl Fryar's hobby evolved into a topiary wonderland

One of the primary missions of botanical gardens is to educate visitors about the plants in their collections and the habitats where the plants grow …


Country diary: birds cherrypick their share of fruit

Abundant fruit reflects the sun as we pick cherries in the cool of evening. The spreading trees in James and Mary’s orchard of traditional varieties provide oases of shade among dried-up grasses and help protect the shallow roots from drought; despite the hot weather, rustling leaves remain fresh …

Food (UK)

Vote for the Best Hardscape Project in Our Design Awards

Our judges have chosen the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for your favorite projects in our 2018 Considered Design Awards once per day …


Little Eden on neighbours' doorstep

Resident, Lesley worked for months with neighbours Brenda Winnard and Martin Carrabine and volunteer Nigel Anderson on the ‘Our Little Eden’ project, …


As aphids spread in central Minnesota, soybean farmers face pesticide dilemma

One insecticide works but causes problems in the state’s water, the other isn’t working.


What's in season: July

If you don't have a garden, you're still in a great position to enjoy the best of the summer with greengrocers' shelves packed with seasonal treats …


Friday Links

– Cutler Anderson designs Studio/Bunkhouse for dad’s work and daughter’s sleepovers<p>– OJT creates compact “starter home” for skinny site in New Orleans<p>…


Register For Free Water-Wise Gardening Workshop

Participants will learn where the water for the Tri-Valley comes from and how it is delivered to customers.<p><b>From Dublin-San Ramon Services:</b> A free …


Hold Still, Butterflies. Britain Is Counting.

LONDON — To gauge the health of the environment, look to the butterfly.<p>The delicate, colorful insects that help to pollinate many an English garden may not live very long (the monarch butterfly has a life span of two to six weeks), but knowing how well their colonies are faring and how many are …


Garden book review: Home Gardener's must-have compact reference books

Home Gardener's "Annuals: The Complete Guide to Growing 37 Flowers in Your Backyard" and "Perennials & Bulbs: The Complete Guide to Growing 58 …


How Chintz Became Chic Again

The busy botanical flowers we're so used to seeing in chintzy home interiors and on soft furnishings have been creeping back into fashion. Naturally, …

Fashion (UK)


Year established?2002Professional accreditationAPL, RHSWhat services do you provide?Garden & Landscape DesignHow would you describe your …


Pavement caves in outside Metro station

A portion of a pavement outside the Greater Kailash metro station caved in on Friday due to accumulation of water following heavy rain, said Delhi …

Delhi Metro

Flyover, underpass to be built near Hyd's botanical gardens, KTR lays foundation stone

Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister (MAUD) KT Rama Rao on Friday laid the foundation stone for a three-km long flyover …