Gardens

Stop Digging ground screws are great for small building projects

For small projects such as garden rooms, is it time to embrace the ground screw over concrete for the all important foundations?

Lavender smells divine and is adored by bees

If you have some outside space, make 2019 the year to make it absolutely fabulous

Renowned for its violas and Wild Swan anemone, this Dumfries & Galloway nursery has launched its 2019 catalogue; if you're after plants for a cottage garden, you're spoiled for choice

Lawn School with David Hedges Gower

David Hedges Gower is on a mission banish lawn neglect. A well-tended lawn is a work of natural beauty, so if you want to learn how to keep yours in rude health, heed his advice

we need bees.

Bee numbers continue to decline in the UK, and in other parts of the world. Bees play a crucial role in our eco system so we need to help them out urgently.

mona leafa by Nathan Wyburn

B&Q asked artist Nathan Wyburn to use a lawn as a canvas and leaves as his paint

Should you have a garden that's big enough, it makes sense to put in a garden room if you need a home office, somewhere to put growing kids, sprightly grandparents or overnight guests, or you need a place to escape to. Sheds ain't what they used to be you know

Succulents are fat leafed plants..they're plump with water

Succulents were the height of bohemian chic in the '70s and they're enjoying a resurgence thanks to a focus on easy-care plants and the need to do something about our indoor air quality. Grower Fiona Weymss of Kent-based Blueleaf Plants gives us the lowdown on these adorable little creatures

butterflies are a good sign your garden's supporting wildlife

A wildlife-friendly garden doesn't have to be wildly overgrown. Wildlife can live happily in well-tended gardens - as long as we make a few provisions for our dear little bird, bee and insect friends. And red squirrels. But not foxes.. because they're just too annoying..

Trompe l'oeil images are proving very popular

If you not familiar with outdoor art and don't think pictures belong in the garden, well Yorkshire's Insideout Garden Art begs to differ.

City Living could make urban environments infinitely more pleasant

Garden designer Kate Gould won Gold and the Best Fresh Garden award at this year's show for her brilliant City Living garden

City Living could make urban environments infinitely more pleasant

Apartment blocks are the main form of housing in big cities and the obvious thing they lack is greenery. Garden designer Kate Gould has put her thinking cap on and designed a solution

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