When you're planning the hard landscaping in your garden, don't be afraid to get imaginative. You don't have to stick to just one material, and you don't have to use stone or brick: there are dozens of ways to make your paving unique to you, and your garden will be far more personal as a resul…Read more »
Plant of the Week: Lavender
Lavender is everyone's favourite garden shrub, with its silvery foliage and soft blue perfumed flowers. They're looking at their very best this month, so visit us and load up with scent and colour for summer.
They're super-easy to grow, asking only a sunny spot and an annual tidy-up after flowering. Choose English lavender for the herb garden, and elegant French types (Lavandula stoechas) among ornamentals. Bees love the flowers, so wildlife-friendly gardeners are among lavender's biggest fans: and you can even clip the variety 'Hidcote' into a low hedge (look out for lavender hedging plants on sale).
James Wong's Homegrown Revolution