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Maidenhair ferns: if you can keep one alive, it’s worth the effort

Watering is everything when it comes to a maidenhair fern. But the results are worth the effort.

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A hard-as-nails plant with a high tolerance for forgetful watering

A fuss-free houseplant that will cope with everything you throw at it.

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Gardening trends to look out for at Hampton Court Festival this week

The horticulturally starved should head to Hampton Court Festival from tomorrow, says Alex Mitchell.

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Rose-scented geraniums, the divisive member of the houseplant world

Polarising as their scent may be, Pelargonium graveolens do make excellent houseplants.

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The ideal houseplant gift for (hopefully) frequent travellers

One of the easiest plants to propagate and it even tolerates periods without watering, the purple spiderwort may well be our dream houseplant.

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How to make even the smallest garden staycation-tastic

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to enjoying a summer holiday in your back yard

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Don’t be fooled by the ‘fluffy’ spines of the bunny ear cactus

Place it in your sunniest spot, and don’t forget to water. Here’s what you need to know about Opuntia microdasys.

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How to bring houseplants and small gardens back to life in a hurry

A long bank holiday weekend can be the perfect time to do some potting. The secret is to choose the right kind of compost.

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Easy container gardening tips to brighten up small outdoor spaces

The Balcony Gardener's Isabelle Palmer reveals how to create a mini container garden — even in the smallest of spaces.

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Caring for Spanish moss: the low-maintenance hairy air plant

This ‘tree hair’ houseplant is more closely related to a pineapple than a moss.

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The best new grow your own veg kits for beginner urban gardeners

Natural born plant killer? Not with these new green-fingered start-ups helping novices grow their own veg

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Why not to panic if your fiddle-leaf fig loses leaves on moving day

Sensitive but adaptable, here’s what you need to know about looking after a fiddle-leaf fig.

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From tiny mud pit to cool desert-inspired courtyard garden in London

How Martha Krempel turned a Zone 2 ‘mud pit’ into a desert-inspired courtyard.

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How to create a garden from scratch for free — or a very minimal spend

Creating an outdoor oasis doesn’t have to mean spending vast amounts of money. Here’s how to green up your space for less.

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A guide to caring for moth orchids, Britain’s most gifted houseplant

If you’re a plant lover - and even if you’re not - chances are you’ve been gifted a moth orchid. Here’s how to look after them.

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How to create a vibrant garden in a rented home or tiny outside space

Introducing a riot of colour to your outside space is easier than you’d expect.

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How to care for tree philodendrons, manspreaders of the plant world

Keep tree philodendron plants together for a bushy look, or separate into pots carefully and get more bang for your buck.

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Monty Don and The One Show launch search for the best amateur gardener

Could your lockdown garden (or balcony or windowsill) be an award contender?

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How to care for painted leaf begonias, your home’s psychedelic starlet

You’ll have to work hard to keep its fantastical leaves in tip-top condition, but this diva is worth it.

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How to DIY your way to a colourful garden fit for post-lockdown fun

If your garden is less urban oasis and more plant sick bay, transform your home with a lick of paint and a bit of DIY know-how

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Fast-growing flowers to plant now for a colourful garden in summer

Fast-growing, easy-care plants will reward you with a blaze of glorious colour by midsummer.

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Five ways to prepare your garden for outdoor entertaining

Get your outside space into shape for the return of the Rule of Six in five simple steps

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How to care for creeping figs, the tropical climber that loves London

More usually found offering a helping hand to tropical forest animals, this climber is quite at home in London too

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How to care for Chinese money plants, the ultimate hand-me-down

The best part? If you forget to water it, it won’t short change you

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How to care for rubber trees, the houseplant for busy people

Rubber trees may be a popular choice for absent gardeners, but a bit of TLC can turn them into spectacular green-fingered statements

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How to care for Devil’s Ivy, a houseplant with roots in the underworld

Devil’s Ivy may be a climber, but it has roots in the underworld

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How to care for parlour palms, the indoor jungle must-have

This gift of a plant is a non-negotiable for a tropical interior – just remember to keep things moist.

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Cartoonist Christian Adams created a garden from scratch on a budget

With his new home came a garden in a sorry state, but lockdown gave cartoonist Christian Adams the chance to embark on some landscape therapy

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Not all gardens are eco-friendly - here’s how to make good choices

Innovative designers and nursery bosses are leading the way to more environmentally-friendly gardening.

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The best scented flowers, climbers and plants for small city gardens

Here’s what to make room for in even the smallest of urban gardens. 

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Your spider plant care guide : the hardy rock star of houseplants

Low-maintenance and easy to propagate, are spider plants the perfect houseplant? 

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Your essential peace lily care guide

Not actually a lily, this houseplant is fuss free.

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Don't kill the monstera: your houseplant care bible

Everything you need to know to make sure your monstera is thriving, not just surviving.

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Eight herbs, fruit and veg you can grow on windowsills or a balcony

Urban growers don't need a garden to grow their own produce — a windowsill will do. Here are the best varieties to try. 

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The best plants to help create a stylish, peaceful bedroom retreat

Our bedrooms have to work harder than ever to be calm, peaceful spaces we can relax in at the end of a long day (still at home). Here's how to choose and style houseplants in your locked-down oasis.

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Five plants to keep lazy gardeners' gardens going throughout winter

Get through winter with a stylish garden packed with colourful perennials, grasses and elegant evergreens.