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Water butt at The Savill Garden

Harvesting and storing rainwater run-off, as well as recycling household water, can help gardeners cope with drought, writes garden designer Andrew Wilson

Deroma Caramel range

Andrew Wilson explains how pots and containers can be used to best effect in the garden, and offers advice on what to look for if you decide to buy some.

Andy Sturgeon Chelsea

This month designer Andrew Wilson offers advice on all the essential considerations when planning to create a workplace in your garden

Tom Stuart-Smith 2008 Chelsea garden

Paving is a vital – and potentially costly – aspect of garden design. Andrew Wilson explains the pros and cons of different materials and gives some useful advice on how to get the best results

Jinny Blom Chelsea

There are many different styles of entrance into a garden or outdoor area. Designer Andrew Wilson offers advice on all the different possibilities and what would best suit your garden space

Scotts of Thrapston

Extend your living space into the garden with an outdoor building or structure. Designer Andrew Wilson guides you through all the most important requirements and possibilities

Bloedel Reserve

In the era of garden makeovers, decking got a bad name, but Andrew Wilson’s guide to timber outdoor flooring shows that correctly used, it is a practical and hard-wearing ground cover for the garden

Christopher Bradley Hole

Andrew Wilson explores the issues raised when installing a pond in your garden and offers advice on how to construct the most natural-looking, eco-friendly pool that’s low on upkeep but high on pleasure

Conran Chelsea garden

Garden designer Andrew Wilson takes a look at the use of water features in the garden, considering the practical implications of incorporating these highly popular garden furnishings into your outdoor space


Alys Fowler's recipe for a quick-fix lunch using your home-grown winter produce.

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