Cut Through the Dining Doldrums
FREE | 20 Recipes for Simple Dining Book

Eating simple, healthy meals doesn't have to be boring. No more plain baked chicken and plain salad.


Viburnum Leaf Beetle

Recently a distraught gardener approached me with leaf in hand from his well-established snowball bush – it was riddled with...

Poinsettias herald the festive season

Few plants evoke the festive season more effectively than poinsettias.

The hydroponic garden

Keep your thumb green all year long with a soil-less growing system.

Coming Up Rosehips

When the warm, flower-filled days of summer end with the first autumn rains, I find myself seeking consolation in the...


And at Christmastime, my first thought was to jump out and search for the holly’s distinctive red berries. At the...

Great Scots

I have long admired the majestic beauty of the Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), and being a native of Scotland myself,

The “Other” Marigold

The common name “marigold” may cause some confusion. The original wild pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) is a native of...

Hardy Flowers for the Winter Garden

David Tarrant's favourite winter-blooming flowers brighten up the season's bleakest days.

Marigold Magic

The early Christians dedicated the marigold to the Virgin Mary. On her bodice the golden flower shone to remind churchgoers...

Preparing Blueberries for Winter

A few careful steps to harbour your blue­berries from the elements so they will emerge in the spring with health...

Ornamental onions

Did you know that the Allium genus, including onions, garlic and chives, encompasses about 700 species, many of them wonderfully...

Vine Maples

The Canadian flag says it all – the bright red maple leaf is a symbol of the true north, strong...

Dutchman's Pipe Cactus

How to grow Dutchman's Pipe Cactus from a cutting.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales

That’s excellent news for gardening enthusiasts bound for Britain because the designation is inspiring even more remarkable garden projects in...

Ruby Giant

This bright, lavender-coloured, large flowering crocus was the winner of the 2001 Bulb of the Year award, presented by The...

Canna 'Pretoria'

This native of the tropics adapts to extremes of soil moisture, from hot, dry Mediterranean settings to the more riparian...

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