This way to the house of easement

Other words for toilets | Arms to Saudi Arabia | Wasabi KitKat | Clergy as tulipsLinda Fishwick objects to the use of “bathroom” to designate the room where...

Planting English tulips in a Danish coastal garden

Although we mostly miss them in flower, we consider them a gift to the gardenA last-minute winter weekend in Denmark to walk to the beach sunset, ride bikes...

Colourful plants that thrive in cold weather

If your garden has been looking a little sad, plan now for a more verdant winter next yearGardening is a fascinating art form. As much as it is...

Gardening tips: Camelia ‘Yuletide’ will spice up winter gardens

Plus, visit The Enchanted Garden at the William Morris Gallery and keep pelargoniums going through the coldPlant thisCamellias that flower over Christmas offer...

How to buy and set up a tall cold frame

It’s a big investment, but you’ll reap the rewards if you sow and grow under glass, says our gardening expertEvery gardener dreams of one day owning a greenhouse....

Gardening tips: plant elephant’s ears

Then sow poached egg plants and join a plant society to meet likeminded gardenersPlant this Bergenias, or elephant’s ears, can tolerate shade, especially in tricky places such as under trees....

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

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...

All eyes to the skies – and the weeds

March can seem like a false start, but you can crack on indoors, and watch the weather for signs to sow outsideWhatever TS Eliot says, March may be...

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...

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