Gardens

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... ...
Garden

Turn Up The Heat

It’s time to let the warm glow of late-summer stalwarts take over, says Elly West Summer is marching on, it’s holiday time and the garden has been in full swin...
Grow Your Own

Food For Thought: Grow Your Own

Elly West is encouraging us to have a go at growing our own this month... Anyone who has ever grown their own edibles will know how rewarding it can be, and it...
Garden

An Organic Venture

Elly West heads north of the city to chat to former royal gardener Robert Dunster Looking around other people’s gardens is something I love to do. Whatever the...
Meadow Sweet

Meadow Sweet

Elly West is finding inspiration in the world around her and aiding nature’s declining pollinators, to boot Designing gardens is very much about putting the ri...