How to get the best harvest from seed potatoes

Our gardening expert on the case for chitting spuds before planting themIt is most likely too late to debate whether to chit or not. Across the land, egg...

Green shoots: how veganism is changing gardening

Giving up animal products this year? If so, you might want to rethink how you gardenThere are not many big ideas that come along in gardening. After all,...

The Notting Hill flat that’s now a gallery and bolthole

A graceful London apartment has been converted into an exhibition space – and a place to think – for this creative coupleThis Notting Hill apartment is where it all...

Plant hardy orchids for dazzling summer blooms

The right orchids work as well in temperate British gardens as in subtropical forests, so plant bulbs now and enjoy flowers for years to comeIt’s finally March and...

Three neglected herbs to enrich your kitchen garden

Plant lovage, hyssop and summer savory for both your patch and your table’s sakeAs a botanist obsessed with food, I have always found one particular statistic perplexing. Of...

Growing pains: how the climate crisis is changing British gardens

Across Britain, gardeners are facing the challenges of an unstable climate: extreme weather, unpredictability and prospering pests – and trying a range of solutions to copeOn a dank...

A beautiful hanging basket – and six other signs you’ve mastered adulthood

Millennials like me are being credited with soaring sales of the pendulous blooms. It’s one of the ways we can convince ourselves we are in control of our lives

Cabin of curiosities brings Camden garden extension to life

An interior designer’s clever use of space and light gives a London flat a remarkable new spaceThe long, light-filled hallway of Katie McCrum’s north London flat leads to...

Five ways to make your home less toxic

We are surrounded by chemicals – in food and drink, cleaning products, household items and furnishings. Here’s how to reduce household pollutionVentilateCleaning products,...

Going with the flow in a London flat

Uniting the rooms of a bad conversion doesn’t have to mean knocking down walls…Shortly after Kitty Jackson moved into this ground-floor flat in Harringay, northeast London, she met...

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