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Spiders in the garden
Gardens

Spiders are fascinating creatures that play an essential role in a healthy garden, according to self-confessed bugman Richard Jones.

Monty Don

We asked gardener and television presenter Monty Don to tell us about his passion for gardening.

Attracting insects to your garden c. Jason Ingram
Plants

It's Wild About Gardens Week (15-21 September). Here wildlife garden expert Pam Lewis gives us some ideas. She has been experimenting with plants for over 25 years to find those that are the most attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. She picks 12 of her prettiest favourites that will help get your garden humming.

Monty Don
Gardens

Join us at our Autumn Lecture with Monty Don as he reflects on his passion for gardens and gardening and tells us how his approach has developed throughout his gardening life. Royal Geographical Society, 10 October 2014.

Aglais urticae - small tortoiseshell (illustration by Richard Lewington)
Gardens

Would you like to identify some of the butterflies that visit your garden? And what's the best way to attract more? Entomologist Richard Jones offers help.

Wild About Gardens. Sticky Wicket c. Jason Ingram
Gardens

Wild About Gardens Week (15-21 September) wants your help. 

Salvias

There are over 900 species of Salvia, offering a long flowering period and a tempting diversity of flower colour. Here, William Dyson, from salvia experts Dyson's Nurseries, picks 9 of his favourites.

GI News

Marking time with ancient clocks, 100,000 snowdrops to plant in Manchester - can you help? And looking to the future with scientists using spinach to unlock the secret of renewable energy.

The English Country House Garden
Gardens

We review this well-researched exploration of 25 English country house gardens, which includes quintessential examples such as Great Dixter and Hidcote, each considered through the people, landscape and history that make these gardens stand out.

Dahlia Fireball combination from Ferdinandushof
Plants

Getting the right plant combinations is the secret to bringing your borders to life. Here's a planting scheme that makes the most of the vibrancy in colour and form of dahlias. 

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