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Container mania

Gardening: Container mania

Plants in containers feel somehow more manageable, especially if you’re new to gardening, says Elly West, and a carefully thought-out container display can rea...
2020 gardening

A year in the garden

Make your 2020 garden the best yet with Elly West’s month-by-month task planner While it’s generally a quiet and contemplative month in the garden, January ...
Feed the birds

Feed the birds

They’re called feathered friends for a reason, says Elly West. This month our gardening columnist is urging us to do our bit to help birds’ survival this winte...

Robert Dunster’s autumn gardening tips

Seasonal advice from the Berwick Lodge gardener Lawn careIt’s important to aerate the lawn at this time of year. After months of footfall the grass will hav...

Faded Glamour: Pearl Lowe on interiors

“To me, an object that was once the height of elegance but is now a bit battered has far more allure than something brand new,” says Pearl Lowe, the Frome-base...

Gardening: West country wines and vines

England may not be the first place we think of when it comes to wine production says Elly West, but tucked away in Redhill, south of Bristol, is a thriving vin...

Room to grow: Bristol’s allotments

There’s something very British about an allotment site, and these hidden sanctuaries, featuring familiar and comforting sights, are increasing in number once a...

Building Bristol

A city covered in scaffolding, Bristol is transforming before our very eyes. But, if you take to the streets, it isn’t just the skyline that’s changing, as Mal...