Jonathan Webster, Curator at RHS Rosemoor, shares his love of spring gardens, some plants that he really would not do without and some top tips and gardening advice to get us back in the garden! Spring is one of my favourite times of year - after a more

6 Mar 2018 11:38 Gardening

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

February is a perfect time to start planning your garden for the months ahead. The gardeners at Cotehele near Saltash, have an idea that will help you enhance your patch for not just months, but for years. During apple grafting weekend on 17 and 18 F more

13 Feb 2018 10:06 Community News

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


In the depths of winter it’s always wonderful to see those first stirrings of spring, and there’s an opportunity to do just this at Higher Cherubeer, Dolton, near Winkleigh, this February. Jo and Tom Hynes are opening their garden gates to the public more

16 Jan 2018 13:18 Community News

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

In addition to the well-known association of kissing under a sprig of mistletoe at Christmas, the plant has also been associated over the years with healing powers and fertility as well as a sign of peace and good luck. Mistletoe has come to have s more

5 Dec 2017 14:33 History

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


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


The ‘courgette crisis’ that hit the news a few weeks back is a timely nudge for all of us to have a go at growing our own. Even with just a pot-full or two of fresh leafy salad right outside the back door, you’re a bit less at the mercy of vegetable more


Getting outdoors and active in the garden brings with it a multitude of benefits – not only to the garden! Gardens offer the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and active: at home, by renting an allotment, or by becoming involved as a volun more


Devon residents can win a composting bin if they pledge online to recycle their kitchen and garden waste. One hundred composting bins and other prizes, including a wormery, a food waste gadget kit and a gardening hamper can be won in the draw which more

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As the autumn half term holiday approached, we were delighted to discover that our drive towards raising the profile of growing, cooking and eating healthily had been rewarded. We had been successful in our application for our Silver Food for... more


I love the winter, with Christmas and the New Year approaching I can confidently feel that all the mistakes and errors of the previous year can be closed off and here we are ready to run again – that counts for business, personal lives and also garde more


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