Gardening Archive

RHS Wisley hosts Butterflies in the Glasshouse

Step out of winter and into a tropical paradise this winter. RHS Wisley’s Glasshouse is the temporary home, until March 5th, for more than 6,000 free-flying exotic butterflies that are content to flit around the rainforest atmosphere of the Tropical Zone. You will see

How to create a year-round garden:take a tour of the ultimate ‘outdoor room’ designed by Abigail Ahern

‘ With a coffee table overhung with a chandelier, a snug two-seater and curvy armchairs ranged around a fireplace, as well as a kitchen and dining table, Abigail Ahern’s back garden has to be the ultimate outdoor room. When she moved to Hackney with

How to care for houseplants in winter Follow these expert tips

During winter months the growth of most houseplants slows down and, apart from plants that keep growing, it is best to reduce watering until the spring. Let the compost dry out before adding tepid water and drain away the excess so the pot doesn’t

Gardening in January/February: It’s time to prepare for the year ahead

Hedges This is a good month to plant hedges. It’s worth looking out for bare-root plants as they’re cheaper than pot-grown ones. They’re dug up from the field and posted directly to you so they miss out on all the costs of watering and

Your guide to creating the perfect garden gym

The number of health conscious people in the UK is on the up and commercial gyms can be incredibly busy at peak times. With costly memberships and families trying to juggle the demands of modern life, more and more are creating their own workout

How to take care of your orangery, conservatory and garden room this winter

The winter months are some of the most exciting and yearned for; crisp country walks, cosy log fires and chunky blankets. But if you are lucky enough to have a conservatory, orangery or garden room, the winter season can pose a threat. In order

How to care for your orchids: maintenance tips and what not to do

There are over 25,000 types of orchids, and contrary to popular belief, they are extremely easy to look after. To a certain degree, the orchid actually appreciates negligence, and while bringing instant colour to your home, with the right care, they can give a long-lasting flower

How to create the perfect winter garden wonderland

The festive season may be here but don’t neglect your outside space. While you’re busy beautifying your home and getting your tree ready, you can also create a magical space in your garden. In fact, all it takes is a little planning and activity.

Orchids: 3 trends you need to know about this winter

Orchids can be relished all year round due to its wide variety in shades, shapes and sizes, and this winter, they are the perfect centrepiece for your home. An orchid instantly adds atmosphere to your interior, and thanks to more than 25,000 varieties, there

LATE SALVIAS

VIBRANT PLANTS FOR END OF YEAR COLOUR Salvias are fantastic to drop into borders to fill gaps after earlier flowers such as lupins and poppies have faded. Due to their long flowering periods they’re perfect for jazzing up clumps of asters, anemones. Half of them