All kinds of garden can benefit from the use of containers.
Increasing interest is being shown in containers as a method of growing a few vegetables in a small space.
Sometimes we are lucky enough when buying a house to get one with a garden that offers us excellent growing conditions.
Taking cuttings requires slightly more dexterity than dividing plants, but is still surprisingly easy.
The idea of damp gardens conjures up an unpleasant image of a garden, but they can be rather beautiful.
The colour of the fuschia’s flowers is echoed by the deep purple and crimson petunias.
This is a well-known genus with more than 300 species and an unknown number of cultivars.
It is best known for the perennials which include carnations and pinks. However, there are a number of annuals, mainly used as bedding plants.
There are various styles of garden to choose from, although there are no definitive rules.
Some plants have such a dominant shape that they are always bound to catch the eye.
One of the quickest ways of obtaining a new plant is to divide an existing plant into two replant both bits.
The gloriously strong colour of magenta petunias is combined with blue Convolvulus sabatius.
Once upon a time there was only one type of dry garden – one that was naturally so.
Keen gardeners who start a family quickly discover that neat gardens and active children do not often mix.
One of the enormous advantages of growing vegetables with flowers is that the diversity of plants helps to deter pests and diseases.
From a gardener’s point of view, the foliage should have an equal importance to the flowers.