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Gardening
Gardening

RHS Hampton Court: What to see and do at ‘the gardeners’ garden show’

Clear your calendar, the RHS Flower Festival is returning to Hampton Court Palace. Here’s why it’s so loved by hardcore horticulturists.

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The newest public green spaces across London you should know about

From bee-friendly planting by algorithm to a floating Thames estuary park, George Hudson finds the capital’s newest green spaces

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How to find locally-grown, seasonal flowers this British Flowers Week

The benefits of buying and growing local blooms range from the environmental to the aesthetic. George Hudson shares his top tips this British Flower Week

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The best, usually-hidden London gardens open to visitors this weekend

This weekend, more than 100 gardens which are usually private will open to the public - here are some of the best to visit.

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The best of alfresco cooking — from tiny BBQs to showstopper kitchens

Ready to fire up the BBQ and enjoy the sun? Here’s my guide to the best in al fresco cooking

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Winning Chelsea garden blooms again as public ‘pocket park’

A Chelsea Flower Show gold medal-winning garden is set to bloom again, this time as a public ‘pocket park’ in south London.

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13 top trends for small gardens as seen at Chelsea Flower Show 2022

No garden? No problem. There are lots of exciting things that plant-loving city dwellers can do to foster natural connection, as the top garden designers are proving.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Dates, times, and how to buy tickets

Gardening fans are set to head to Chelsea this month for the annual RHS show.

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The best gardening kits to buy for urban gardeners with limited space

The best kits on the market for gardeners with patios, balconies and small city spaces.

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Top gardening accounts, activists and creators you should know about

Queer, guerilla and grassroots, George Hudson picks the Instagrammers shaking up the world of gardening.

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London’s best Mothers’ Day gifts for flower loving mums

George Hudson rounds up the best Mother’s Day blooms in London

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How to garden when you rent — and best buys for your tenancy length

Think looking after a rented garden is a waste? Far from it. George Hudson shares tips from a helpful new book for green-fingered tenants.

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Nine of the best flower and gardening courses on in London this month

We’ve unearthed workshops and courses for everyone from novice gardeners to seasoned pros.

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The best early spring flowering plants for instant colour

The plants that will flower first in London for early spring blooms over the next few weeks

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Shed of the year: could yours be the next £1,000 prize winner?

Enter your outside space to be featured among top sheds of 2022 as the popular competition returns for its 16th year

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The unexpected tricks that will help you manage garden pests

Gardeners, lay down your weapons: it’s time to call a ceasefire on the war against insects — a garden bursting with bugs should pay off in spades

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This month brings good news for lazy London gardeners

With the days getting longer, it’s tempting to give the garden a pre-spring blitz. But resist the urge, says George Hudson — lazy gardeners are at an advantage in February.

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3 things to buy for your garden now for an abundant spring and summer

Start now for an abundant spring and summer. George Hudson shares his essential garden shopping list to avoid empty shelves and shortages come April

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London offers January surprises for garden lovers — here’s what to see

January offers surprising delights for London garden lovers. George Hudson sniffs out fragrant winter blooms and a seed bank for rare edible plants

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Your houseplant might not be dead, it’s just got the January blues

You don’t have to freeze outside to exercise your green fingers this month

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Garden resolutions for a greener, cheaper, well-planned outside space

These easy gardening resolutions will ensure you end this year as strong as you start — with a healthy planet and bank balance to boot

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Our pick of the best homeware and eco gift subscriptions for Christmas

Handing over a single gift on December 25 is so old school. Earn much longer-term brownie points by choosing a gift that – literally – keeps on giving.

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This fuss-free houseplant thrives indoors, even on little water

This fuss-free houseplant takes little effort but produces intricate and incredible leaf patterns.

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If you can keep a zebra-like Alocasia alive you win at plant parenting

For many, the Elephant ear houseplant is the pinnacle of a tropical plant collection.

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This tropical fern can cope in humid bathrooms or draughty hallways

Ideally, keep your fern somewhere cool, and humid. A bathroom is ideal.

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A classic houseplant alternative to big-leaf jungle theme vibes

A delicate alternative to popular big-leaf, jungle houseplants.

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How to care for fast-growing, tropical banana trees at home

Bananas are tropical plants so they need plenty of sunlight, warmth and water — especially in the summer.

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Why coconut palms aren’t for the faint of plant parenting heart

Difficult but not impossible to look after, coconut palms will test your plant parenting skills.

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This moving, flesh-eating plant is ideal for Fright Night windowsills

Famously a tricky plant to look after, but Dionaea muscipula doesn’t have to be just for Halloween.

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Finally, a houseplant that doesn’t mind bathrooms or dark(ish) corners

It might require more water and humidity than a typical cactus, but don’t let that put you off.

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Five of the best garden design accounts to follow on Instagram

As RHS Chelsea Flower Show makes its glittering return, here’s our pick of five garden accounts to follow now.

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Chinese city’s eco garden’s historic win at Chelsea Flower Show

The “Best in Show” garden was commissioned by the government of Guangzhou.

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This succulent can survive without watering between October and April

Not technically a cactus, the Euphorbia ingens is a sun-loving stunner

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Why the goose foot vine should be the next addition to your plant gang

Available in an extraordinary range of colours, this try-hard houseplant is a fun, low-maintenance addition to any houseplant gang.

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Caring for an avocado plant is a rite of passage for any plant parent

If left unpruned avocado plants tend to outgrow the average home in just a couple of years.

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This energetic fern loves to unfurl new pasta-like leaves

This energetic foliage plant is always eager to unfurl new Instagram-worthy fronds

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Is your houseplant collection behind the rise in succulent poaching?

Are millennial houseplant obsessives really to blame for the worrying rise in trafficking of endangered plants?

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Influencer’s 70s-inspired Crème de Menthe bar crowned Shed of the Year

Lockdown and a Love Island break up helped the Essex social media influencer take the Shed of the Year crown