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  • There really is a Euphorbia for every garden

    Many Euphorbias (spurge) are at their flowering best during spring, and as one of the largest plant genera in existence, there really is a Euphorbia for every garden. In fact, there are well over 2000 species and cultivars found across the world, some

  • How to plan your garden makeover

    The warm April weather brings with it the budding promise of long awaited life in the garden. It is no wonder that so many of us turn our attention to our own "outdoor room". Armed with ambition, these longer days tempt us to dream of revitalising

  • 10 things to do in the garden in the month of April

    10 things to do in the garden during April Ready, steady, sow! Towards the end of the month, we can start directly sowing warmer weather crops such as broad beans, beetroot (early and maincrop varieties), early carrots, lettuce and parsnips

  • Blue hues with allium bulbs this spring

    Ornamental onions, alliums, give a bold, architectural presence to the garden, woven through borders, lining paths and en masse in blocks. Although most have rich purple globular clusters of flowers, there are also varieties with white, blue, mauve

  • 6 quick-growing crops for impatient gardeners

    Gardening whizz Huw Richards reveals his top picks for growers who don’t want to wait too long for a harvest. If you’re a beginner gardener, or just someone who doesn’t want to wait long to see the fruits of their labour, then growing quick-maturing

  • With over 300 varieties, there an iris for every garden

    Named after the rainbow goddess of Greek mythology, irises are available in an impressive spectrum of nearly every hue, even earth tones, allowing for creative combinations in the garden. The wide-ranging genus of the iris family, Iridaceae, with 310