The textural bark of birch trees has a haunting beauty and comes in many more colours and textures than you might think. Horticulturist Christina Jones gives her recommendations.
If you're looking to top up your gardening knowledge over the winter months, take a look at our round up of gardening books that caught our eye during 2014. Great ideas for Christmas gifts and we're offering all 12 to readers at a special price.
Our Design Sourcebook picks out nine interesting mini greenhouses, so that whatever the size of your garden, you still have the option of getting the benefits of growing under glass
Use up your stored pumpkins by cooking them down slowly with a variety of aromatics – garlic, ginger, lemongrass – and use either as a purée or as a base for soup thinned with stock. Follow our two recipes
Celebrate the festive season with natural style by using foraged berries, seeds and leaves to decorate your front door. Designer Kristy Ramage creates some gorgeous wreaths and garlands
From the smallest of gardens to the swankiest of city hotels, vertical planting is helping to bring walls to life and offers surprising benefits. Garden designer Annie Guilfoyle gives advice on how to go about planning your own
Seedheads glistening with frost play an important part in bringing structural winter interest to the garden. Here's five plants that can be happily left to provide a eyecatching display
GALLERY: In the last of her year-long series Derry Watkins, owner of Special Plants Nursery near Bath picks ten plants that will help see the year out in style (Images by Jason Ingram)
Download our template to make your own seed packets for seed collected from plants in your garden, perfect for passing on to friends.
Take a sneak peak at the December issue - on sale Friday 21 November. We celebrate the season with stylish ideas of how to create natural decorations for festive front door, plus our 'Gifts for Gardeners' guide. There's winter planting ideas and while you're browsing the seed catalogues, designer Sarah Price gives you some inspiration with her list of favourite flowers to grow from seed.