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Sorbus aucuparia asplenifolia tree growing tips

There’s a perfect tree for every kind of garden. Gledista triacanthus ‘Sunburst’ Deciduous Soil type: Moist but well-drained soil This exotic-looking honey locust tree is virtually thornless. The young leaves…

Cut out crossing branches to keep plants healthy and encourage growth ©iStock

Cultivating soil is fundamental to good gardening. It improves the soil’s structure as reducing compaction increases aeration, so that more air gets to plant roots and drainage is enhanced. How…

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Our readers love to spend time with a rhyme – and so do we. Fiction Editor Gaynor Davies and I joined an enthusiastic group of budding poets for a very…

Climbing plants have never looked so good – and the sky’s the limit with Adrienne Wild’s top tips   When there’s little or no room left in the ground, it’s time…

The Lincolnshire countryside is perfect for relaxing and cycling.

Camping in a stunning landscape is an experience not to be missed. On the fells: Sykeside Camping Park, Brotherswater, Patterdale, Cumbria There is no better lakeland location for UK camping than…

Tropical plants flourish at Logan © Alamy

Scottish gardens are a sight to behold in spring, says Adrienne Wild   Crathes Castle Set in over 500 acres of formal gardens, woodland and rolling countryside, this enchanting 16th-century…

Feel your spirits lift in the Bealtaine Garden at Brigit's Garden in Galway © Joe Shaughnessy

Ireland’s greatest gardens to visit – they should be on everyone’s bucket list, says Adrienne Wild   Powerscourt Set against the backdrop of the distinctive Sugarloaf hill, this expansive eighteenth…