Surely one of the best signs that winter is almost over is the sight of snowdrops pushing up through cold, dark earth and dead leaves. Whether it’s a single, brave flower standing alone that catches your eye, or great swathing clumps of white; the si more

13 Feb 2018 13:52 Gardening

Sue Fisher is a garden designer and writer based on the Bere Peninsula With environmental topics like wildlife and waste so much in the news, becoming a more eco-friendly gardener is a great resolution with which to start the gardening year. Even sma more

13 Feb 2018 13:38 Gardening

Our wonderful English Country Garden Festival, celebrates the diversity and talents of the artisan makers and plant growers , here in the West Country. Set amid the beautiful traditional country gardens of this lovely Edwardian Arts & Crafts styl more


Unfreeze the garden Bird baths can become frozen solid in winter. The ice will usually dislodge as one mass. Refilling with water will ensure birds get a much needed drink and wash. Continue feeding birds to supplement their food as the ground will more

9 Jan 2018 11:43 Gardening

Colourful houseplants give our spirits a real boost through the winter and make wonderful Christmas gifts too. But our homes can be hostile places for plants, so some thought to their care will ensure they make it past Twelfth Night. Vivid festive-re more

5 Dec 2017 14:03 Gardening

Anyone who has never grown bamboo before probably conjures up an image of a plant that is invasive and will run riot in the garden. However, not all bamboo are large rampant space invaders. While more invasive running bamboos which originate f more


RHS Garden Rosemoor, in Great Torrington, is once again looking for 10 keen gardeners to take part in its informative and practical allotment course in 2018. Starting in February, the successful candidates will receive expert RHS tuition, have their more

16 Oct 2017 14:48 Gardening

As another challenging growing season draws to a close, step back and take a hard look at the garden… Autumn is a good time to assess what’s worked well – and what hasn’t – in order to plan any changes over the coming months. These could be small on more

16 Oct 2017 14:46 Gardening

The Garden House at Buckland Monachorum has released a new 'drone' video of the gardens in autumn, watch it here more


Tim Penrose gives us some tips for early summer colour, jobs to be getting on with in the garden and how to deal with those pests... Hanging baskets can start to be hung out late May/June to brighten up a doorway, wall or patio and more