Best flowers to grow for a beautiful top display, how to feed your blooms and care for them

Heavenly hydrangeas

For summer colour nothing will beat the sight of a mass planting of mophead hydrangeas. These spectacular shrubby plants, which flower from June right through to the frosts, have large,…

Watch your roses bloom

The rose is England’s favourite flower and can be found in almost every garden in the land. In recent times, shrub roses, and especially the English roses bred by David…

Fuchsia

Sunshine and showers are perfect fuchsia- growing conditions, so providing we don’t have a sudden drop in temperature this summer, you can expect beautiful hanging baskets and colourful containers. There…

A traditional English rose garden © iStock

The romantic cottage-garden image is unkempt and informal, with bulging borders spilling on to pathways filled with a joyful jumble of old-fashioned flowers with fruit bushes, vegetables and herbs squeezed…

Summer garden: Bulbs

February to March ✤ Sow frost-sensitive summer-bedding seeds, such as pelargoniums, in pots on a warm windowsill. For something a bit different, sow and grow climbers, such as Chilean Glory…

Orange and purple flowers

Ideas for strong bright colours Imagine how much more inviting a sunny patio will look with containers filled with blooms in the tropical shades of scarlet and orange. To maintain…

Debbie Dearnley's garden

It’s clear that Women’s Weekly readers love spending time outside. And after flicking through all of these glorious backyard photographs we’ve been sent, we’re certain you’ll agree that our community…

Royal rose fit for a queen istock

  Not only has the rose been the national flower of England since Tudor times, but many new varieties have been produced to commemorate key events over our current Queen’s…

Get out in the garden in November and prepare your garden for winter – follow our expert tips and advice to make a gardening to-do list. Read our guide now…

There is plenty to do in your garden in October – follow our expert tips and advice to make a gardening to-do list. Read our guide now…

July is the time to enjoy your garden! But, there is still plenty to get done in your garden in July - read our tips and advice on what to…

Summer is just around the corner and now it's time to get your garden in ship-shape! Find out what to do in your garden in June, here...

Cottage garden path lined by summer borders © Alamy

Make shrubs the backbone of your borders for lasting good looks, says Adrienne Wild   Fall For A Philadelphus If you can only afford the space for one large shrub in…

The weather is getting nicer and now it's time to get your garden ready for summer! Find out what to do in your garden in May with our top tips…