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The sweet smell of shrubs in winter

by Sally Gregson. ONE of the joys of the winter garden is the flowering of some of the best scented…

Patient approach best with hedges

by Sally Gregson. DURING the winter months the structure of a garden becomes more apparent – the lines of fencing…

Climbing roses have simple demands

by Sally Gregson. PERHAPS the archetypical flower of any English garden is the rose. More pages have been written, more photographs…

Winter pots and containers

By Sally Gregson. When the frosts have all but destroyed the autumn-planted pots of pansies, and the cold weather has…

What will 2023 bring for gardeners?

RHS chief horticulturalist, Guy Barter, on what to expect this year… Planet-friendly gardening Our 2023 predictions are centred on the move…

Spring green for winter gardens

By Sally Gregson. In winter gardeners tend to rely on evergreens and the occasional spark of flower to give their…

Time to call in a garden designer?

By Sally Gregson. At this season, and especially last year, we have looked at our gardens struggling through the long…

It’s time for a re-think on conifers

By Sally Gregson. IT often comes as a surprise that plants suffer the vagaries of fashion but it seems that…

Ins and outs of sowing pelargoniums

By Sally Gregson. AFTER the pleasures and pains of Christmas are over and gone for another year, there is a…

Colourful history of oranges and lemons

By Sally Gregson. The arrival in northern Europe of citrus fruits is a history of shanties and legends – of…