Gardens

Gardening: The Little Extras

A well-maintained garden is said to add between five and 20 per cent to a property’s value and it’s an investment that literally grows, says Elly West Summer...

Gardening: Fabulous Fuschias

Elly West firmly believes there’s a place for this divisive bloom in contemporary border schemes Usually associated with exuberant summer bedding schemes and...

Garden Affairs: Room To Be Creative

A growing number of artists and artisans are opting for ‘shedworking’, setting up light, warm and airy studios conveniently sited in their gardens. Georgette Mc...

Gardening: A
Vertical Challenge

Any garden, large or small, can accommodate climbers: this month Elly West is all about that other dimension An established wisteria, its long racemes of pal...

Gardening: Say it with flowers

There’s a fascinating symbolic history to the world of flora, including that of the traditionally romantic rose, says Elly West Love is in the air, and flowe...

Gardening: grow your passion

Elly West on how to take your love of gardening a step further in 2018 It’s cold outside. The garden is dormant, and it’s the time of year when we, all too oft...

Gardening: brown is the new green

...So don’t go clearing everything away after flowering season, says Elly West When I’m creating planting plans for clients’ borders, I’m nearly always asked...

A right royal labour of Love: Highgrove

A guided tour of Prince Charles’ gardens at Highgrove impresses Jane Moore  I have been to Highgrove twice. The first time was remarkable only for a cou...

What About Wasps?

We know we need to look after our bees, but what about wasps? University of Bristol researcher Daisy Taylor tells us more about this essential little insect... ...