'In July the sun is hot / Is it shining / No, it's not!' As musical comedy duo Flanders and Swann pointed out back in the sixties, the weather in July can be chancy, but nevertheless, it's a great month for gardeners.
Pieris japonica is a plant of many names. Also known as Japanese andromeda, flame of the forest or lily-of-the-valley bush, this striking evergreen shrub looks good all year round. With its attractive foliage and sprays of spring flowers, it's a great low-maintenance shrub for shady gardens...
When you've spent long hours creating your perfect lawn, the last thing you want to see is a whacking great molehill spoiling your handiwork. So to help, here's the lowdown on garden moles and what to do about them. Moles live underground, eating insects, worms and grubs.
On toast, in smoothies and dips, and even in desserts, we all love avocados for their soft creamy flesh and mild flavour. Avocado trees don’t often bear fruit in the UK, but they’re fun to grow and make great houseplants.
Winter weather doesn't mean your garden can't be fragrant. Learn about the plants that provide scent through the cold season, like winter honeysuckle.
Climbing plants are ideal for covering unsightly walls and fences. There are climbing plants for shade, sun, big spaces and small, so there’s bound to be one to suit your needs.
A good clean helps to get rid of any lurking pests and diseases, and boosts the light levels inside the greenhouse.
Fresh tomatoes straight from the plant taste great, and it’s easy to grow your own.
Delicious and healthy, let the glossy hues of peppers bring a pop of colour to your garden.
How to grow and care for poinsettia
Andrea Blackie, garden designer at gardening website Plantify, shares her garden style secrets.
Create a decked area in your garden to make a special area for relaxing and entertaining. Use our ideas to start planning the perfect deck for you.
Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of everything you need to do? Here's how to make effective to-do lists that really help you take control.
Simplify your filing in five easy steps.