Although a chalk (alkaline) soil limits the range of plants you can grow, many of the loveliest garden plants thrive in chalk.
A list of plants that can or benefit from being divided.
There is a long tradition of drying scented flowers and aromatic herbs for sweetening the air.
One of the easiest ways of making a garden unattractive is to leave old flower heads and dying stalks on the plants.
Like so many other problems in gardening, this one will go away if you decide to embrace the shade rather than be daunted by it.
A garden based on the herbs and flowers included in the works of Shakespeare makes an exciting project.
More and more people are living in houses or apartments that only have small gardens; some, indeed are minute.
Preparing the soil properly is one of the most important tasks that a gardener performs.
Not all plants start as seeds planted in pots, in fact a large number of flowering plants can be sown directly into the soil.
There is something immensely satisfying about putting a seed in the ground, knowing that it will grow into a gorgeous plant.
The majority of people grow plants in order to create an attractive garden in which they can relax and enjoy themselves.
Supporting plants is one of those tasks that many of us never seem to get around to until it is too late.
Water has been one of the basic building blocks of decorative gardens since gardens first began.
Plants, like animals, will not grow without water and food.
This is the aspect of gardening that the majority of people dislike the most.