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Taking advantage of the light midsummer evenings

LOUISE MIDGLEY makes the most of the long balmy evenings to keep her borders in order Watering the hanging baskets, newly planted specimens, tomatoes and cucumbers in the greenhouse has to be my main priority during this ‘Flaming June’ heatwave. However, there’s a multitude of other jobs that need doing, such as tying in climbing clematis stems, deadheading roses and …

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New plants and products for 2017

Louise Midgley looks at newly introduced products and plants beautiful enough to grace our gardens. Rosa Dame Judi Dench from …

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March gardening highlights

LOUISE MIDGLEY enjoys spring colour and the promise of things to come in her garden In March, no two days …

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Preparing your garden for spring

Gardening editor LOUISE MIDGLEY soaks up some February sunshine while preparing her garden for spring There’s a sense of urgency in …

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Gardening highlights

Our gardening editor LOUISE MIDGLEY recounts some of her gardening highlights from the first few weeks of 2017 Despite the chilly …

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The easy way to turn garden waste into compost.

Louise Midgley unravels the mysterious process of turning waste into nutrient rich compost. The art of producing dark, friable compost …

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Perfect gifts for gardeners from just £4.99

It’s the thought that counts when choosing a present for the gardener in your life says LOUISE MIDGLEY, who has sourced …

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Gardening gifts for green-fingered mums

LOUISE MIDGLEY picks out some choice gardening gifts to treat your mother this Mothering Sunday – March 6 Whichford Pottery celebrates its 40th …

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New flower school taps into your wild side

    LOUISE MIDGLEY meets Jay Archer whose new floral design and flower school offers courses that break free from traditional …

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Discover a new career as a gardener

LOUISE MIDGLEY discovers it’s never too late to cultivate a career in gardening, especially with the Women’s Farm and Garden Association The WFGA may …

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Hanging baskets brighten platforms in East Anglia

  LOUISE MIDGLEY wishes her local train station looked as beautiful as the ones in Ipswich, Stowmarket and Diss The daily …

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Plantlife campaign to save our road verge

LOUISE MIDGLEY explains why we need to protect a vital habitat of many wild flowers and animals: the humble road verge …

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Flowers fit for a baby Princess

LOUISE MIDGLEY reveals the varieties of plants named after Royal Princesses including the new Clematis Charlotte and Auricula Charlotte, named after Kate …

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Swannington in Bloom

LOUISE MIDGLEY recommends a delightful day out in Swannington exploring English country gardens rounded off with a traditional cream tea The owners of 10 gardens …

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Chris Beardshaw’s Healthy Cities garden

LOUISE MIDGLEY gives us a glimpse of the garden Chris Beardshaw designed for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show and which will become part of …

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Garden Photography competition winners

Congratulations to the five lucky winners of our Garden Photography competition for their inspiring photographs which are published below From the …

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The One-Pot Gourmet Gardener

LOUISE MIDGLEY is inspired by a book that shows you how to grow all the ingredients you need for a recipe …

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New plants and products for spring

LOUISE MIDGLEY checks out the new plants and products to brighten and enliven your garden this spring Desdemona (Musk Hybrid) …

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Heavenly Hellebores

With a flowering season from winter to late spring, plants in the hellebore family are a great asset in our …

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Glorious Galanthus

Snowdrops are at their most magnificent in February and worth seeking out in gardens across the country says LOUISE MIDGLEY …

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Christmas gifts for gardeners

Stuck for ideas for the gardening enthusiast in your life? Here are some suggestions worthy of a place below the …

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