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8 inspiring ideas from a stunning English country garden

From the greenhouse at Parham

If you want inspiration, visit an English country garden. The romantic mix of colour, abundance and formality appeals to people everywhere. Parham House & Gardens in Sussex is still a family garden in spite of…

July 10th, 2016 - Garden style & living, Middlesized country

How to renovate a garden without losing its magic

Cotinus and cow parsley

Would you renovate a garden? Or would you just call in the diggers and start again from scratch? But you may miss out if you clear it completely. Architect Tom Croft asked garden maker Posy…

June 12th, 2016 - Gardening know how, Middlesized country, Vintage & thrift

Foliage – the forgotten secret of spring garden success

Stipa tenuissima spring foliage

Do you mainly think about the flowers when you're planning your garden? I do. I can't remember when I last chose a plant specifically for its foliage. But foliage is often 90% of the garden. We…

May 8th, 2016 - Garden style & living, Garden trends & design, Middlesized country

12 professional insider tips for landscaping your garden

How to get the landscaping right in your garden

Landscaping is the most expensive element in your garden. And it's the hardest part to get right. I went round a stunningly planted private garden last summer, which was almost completely ruined by the use…

March 13th, 2016 - Garden trends & design, Gardening know how, Middlesized country, Town gardens

How to create a family garden – 14 child-friendly garden ideas

How to create a family garden

What does the term ‘child-friendly garden’ mean to you? Does a family garden have to have lots of colourful plastic and a bald lawn? You can have a garden that both you and your children love…

February 28th, 2016 - Garden style & living, Garden trends & design, Middlesized country, Town gardens

How to revive a tired garden

Use seeds as a cheap, easy way of filling gaps

Do you look out of your window and feel your garden has lost its sparkle? Or maybe you've moved house, and have a perfectly reasonable garden - but you don't love it and it doesn't…

February 14th, 2016 - Garden style & living, Middlesized country, Town gardens

Gardening for busy people – how to create a sensational garden in your spare time

Tips for confident, successful gardening

Are you one of those busy people who goes to work in the dark - then come back in the dark - for around six months of the year? Does your commute feel like time…

January 31st, 2016 - Gardening know how, Middlesized country

9 things to do differently in the garden this year

Take a new look at unfashionable roses

What will you be doing differently in the garden next year? I've looked back over the pictures and interviews of last year to see what new tips, directions and ideas will be on my must-do…

January 4th, 2016 - Garden style & living, Garden trends & design, Middlesized country, Town gardens

15 questions you need to ask about guilt-free ‘green’ gardening

Water butts help save water

You may be surprised to discover than gardening is not the same as 'green' gardening. Do you - as an 'ordinary gardener' - feel guilty about spraying your plants with chemicals or buying a peat-based…

October 4th, 2015 - Middlesized country, Town gardens, Wildlife & eco