Gardens

Avalanche season

Jane Moore is charmed by the swathes of snowdrops popping up in the darkest of winter days I have yet to meet someone that doesn’t love snowdrops. These cha...

January Gardening:
bleak but beautiful

There are a number of small but vital garden jobs to be done in January, says Jane Moore, ranging from feeding the birds to pruning your wisteria back or build...

Gardening: Grand Designs

Make the most of the autumn lull by re-arranging your garden in preparation for the year ahead. Take stock and make brave decisions about plants you’re unsure o...

Gardening:
Artistic Leanings

Sculpture in a garden needs careful positioning, but while there are some basic things to consider, pretty much any style goes as long as it gives you pleasure,...

Bath in Bloom

Never mind the council cutbacks, some Bath communities are doing up their gardens for themselves, says Jane Moore The Bath in Bloom judging week always falls...

Gardening: Dealing with Drought

How do you keep the plants in your garden going in an extended hot spell? Mediterranean plants, succulents and well-chosen annuals are key – oh yes, and plenty ...

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...