May plants

Plantswoman and ecologist Marina Christopher finds plants for May that provide interesting features, colours and sweet aromas - and will also keep bees busy. 

Using bulbs in perennial borders

Tips for using bulbs in perennial borders by Dutch garden designer, Jacqueline van der Kloet. 

April plants

April showers and longer, warmer days bring forth a host of woodland plants and some bright and showy spring bulbs; plantswoman Marina Christopher chooses her favourites. Photographs by Jason Ingram. 

Ash dieback. Photo by Getty Images

There is serious concern surrounding the survival of Britain's ash trees, which are faced with a double threat of ash dieback disease and the emerald borer beetle - is there any hope for this iconic tree? 


The delicate, unassuming appearance of primulas is often overlooked but here John Hoyland picks out a selection of primulas that stand-out from the crowd. 


The moment we're assured that spring is here to stay is when the tulip displays comes to the fore. Here is a gallery of tulips that deliver theatre, colour and beauty to your spring borders. These also work well paired with perennials. Photographs Britt Willoughby Dyer

Rhubarb Jelly

Rhubarb and custard is an iconic English pairing. Writer and allotmenteer Jojo Tulloh gives her recipe for making a gorgeous jelly using the season's best and tastiest rhubarb.


Trilliums are captivating, shade-loving plants. We list a selection of trilliums that you can grow in your own garden.

Sow your free seeds

How to sow your free packet of Dianthus Carthusianorum, found on the cover of the March issue. 

Container planting ideas

Gardener Jacky Mills celebrates the start of spring by using seasonal planting in her container displays. 

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