Gardens

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...

Growing for showing

The gardening-show glory days of past eras may be gone but the ones that have survived make fantastic days out, says Elly West There’s something extremely ...

Gardening: A family affair

It’s hard to find two such unlikely bedfellows as the begonias and delphiniums at Blackmore & Langdon’s, says Elly West Much of my work as a garden desi...

Gardening: Follower of fashion

The spring shows start this month and Elly West is thinking beauty, practicality and time-honoured, as well as trendy Springtime in the gardening calendar: ...

Gardening: Small Wonders

Like anything that’s worth doing, says Elly West, sowing seeds takes a little skill and patience but the rewards are well worth it In theory, you can’t go w...

Gardening: Autumn Glow

Now is the best time to plant many trees and shrubs, says Elly West. Get them in the soil while it’s still warm to give them the best start for next season T...

Gardens: Small but perfectly formed

Elly West has plenty of tips for good garden design in a limited city space Most of my adult years have been spent in London, where any kind of garden is a l...

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...