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Toby Buckland gathers coppiced hazel lathes for beanpoles

I’m looking forward to the bumper holiday period ahead and the opportunity to get stuck into some work in the garden. With the rate of growth so rapid at the moment, what I really must do is to get my stakes and supports in place.

Planting scheme from Cancer Research UK Garden 2005 c. Troika

Get set for the gardening extravaganza that is the Chelsea Flower Show. Here's seven of the 32 show gardens featuring at this year's show that we think you should look out for.

Charleston c The Charleston Trust

This May sees the exciting Museums at Night weekend, when many of our top visitor attractions will be staying open late and holding special events (13-15 May) - some of which take place in the garden. Here's a list of events that garden enthusiasts should take a look at

Beans growing up a hazel beanpole support

We’re all being encouraged to live more sustainably and as gardeners we can play our part too. So, as you set up your trellises and wigwams this spring ready for your beans and sweet peas, think for a moment about those imported bamboo canes you’re using and what alternatives there might be.

Hadspen c. Clive Nichols

Garden writer and plantsman Noël Kingsbury is asking for contributions to the Hadspen Garden Online Archive Project.

Sketchup plan by John Cavalheiro

Learn how to produce expert plans for your garden designs by taking a masterclass at the studio of award-winning garden designer Luciano Giubbilei.

The Archers

Calling all fans of The Archers. We've had the shocking death of Nigel Pargetter, a cameo appearance by The Duchess of Cornwall, but what else is in store for the residents of Ambridge in this the programme's 60th anniversary year?

The soil food chain © Lotte Oldfield

Think of your garden soil as a living organism that needs gentle handling and you will reap the benefits in healthier plants, urges Charles Dowding in the second part of his series about soil.

Hayter mower to win

We've three superb recycling mowers to be won, worth £674 each

Orchard in blossom

There’s no doubting that with the recent sunny weather, spring is now upon us. Buds are swelling fast and there's early blossoms on the bough.

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