Gardens

The Art of Tree Selection

Choosing a new tree for your garden calls for careful evaluation says Jane Moore. Opt for small and beautiful with a golden acer, a single trunk Japanese cherry...

The Garden Office:
Garden Affairs

A growing number of artists and artisans are opting for ‘shedworking’, setting up light, warm and airy studios conveniently sited in their gardens. Georgette Mc...

Gardening: Brave
New Border

A planting scheme that’s low maintenance but high impact is Jane Moore’s latest challenge, but how do you make a selection from such a variety of planting optio...

Local open gardens to visit this spring

Spring has returned. The jobs in your own garden multiply, but it’s also time to look for inspiration. Jane Moore finds some uplifting gardens for visiting this...

Darling Buds of March

Jane Moore savours the start of spring and celebrates all the stars of the garden, from dwarf daffodils, irises and hellebores to pulmonaria, Japanese quince an...

How to get your garden ready for spring

It’s time to dust off your gardening gloves says Jane Moore, even though the frost is still on the ground now is the time to lay the prep for the rest of the ye...

Gardening: Throw some shapes for winter

Jane Moore picks her favourite structural shrubs for interest in mid-winter It is a mistake often made in gardening circles to think that a good looking wint...

Garlands from the garden

Deck the halls this year with greenery from your garden, says Jane Moore It’s absolutely no use me talking ‘proper’ gardening to you this month. You might ho...

A right royal labour of Love: Highgrove

A guided tour of Prince Charles’ gardens at Highgrove impresses Jane Moore I have been to Highgrove twice. The first time was remarkable only for a couple o...

Keeping it green

Every little bit counts when it comes to greening our city and helping wildlife, says Jane Moore Talk about Bath and everyone always exclaims about the city’...

Chelsea dreaming

Jane Moore seeks inspiration at Chelsea Flower Show There’s no business like show business and no flower show that’s quite like Chelsea Flower Show. It is, ...

Old-fashioned charmers: pelargoniums

Jane Moore delights in the lesser know pelargonium varieties Call me old fashioned but I love a nice display of geraniums. I don’t mean the proper hardy gera...