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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 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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Shed of the Year 2021: entries open to find ultimate lockdown DIY hero

Got a shed load of creativity? You could win yourself £1,000

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Native to Oman, this plant can survive in London with the right care

Found in everything from hand sanitiser to drinks, the Aloe vera is also a great windowsill plant.

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Surviving and thriving: how to care for ‘indestructible’ snake plants

If you are a serial houseplant killer, the snake plant could be the answer to all your prayers because it's almost indestructible.

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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 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.

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From the archive: how to transform a tiny basement garden

Internal courtyards, light wells and basement gardens can be transformed by simple, effective planting. 

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How Londoners are turning small front gardens into safe, shared spaces

Londoners are turning their front gardens into havens for a safe-distance drink with the neighbours.

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Flower Show display gifted to create scented garden at London hospital

The scented garden at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital was planted by RHS ambassador Jamie Butterworth over three days, using hundreds of donated plants from a Flower Show display. 

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How to buy the plants grown for this year's Chelsea Flower Show

Thousands of medal-winning plants are for sale online. Make a perfect summer garden and help to rescue nurseries.

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The Queen sends message of support to Chelsea Flower Show gardeners

Buckingham Palace has released a message of support from the Queen to mark the opening day of the virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 

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Chelsea Flower Show is being held virtually — here's how to watch it

Voting has now opened Chelsea’s Plant of the Year competition, while viewers can choose their Plant of the Decade in a people's choice vote.

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Everything you need to know about The Big Flower Fight on Netflix

The contestants must take on a series of knockout challenges which see them construct extraordinary couture-inspired floral fantasy frocks and giant insects sculpted from grasses 

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Easy container gardening tips to brighten up even tiny 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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Chelsea Flower Show plants you can buy now for online delivery

With Chelsea Flower Show 2020 scrapped in favour of a "virtual" event, go online to buy peak-condition plants, trees and shrubs grown for the event. You’ll be supporting struggling nurseries and growers through the coronavirus crisis

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Thousands of Chelsea Flower Show plants donated to London hospitals

Thousands of plants grown for scrapped Chelsea Flower Show find new homes – brightening the lives of staff and patients at five London hospitals in a fragrant thank you to NHS coronavirus frontline workers

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Seeds, plants and pots - everything you need to grow your own veg

Sweet mini strawberries, juicy tomatoes, fragrant herbs, cut-and-come-again lettuce – Melanie McDonagh reveals what you need to raise a lockdown mini crop to be proud of, even if the only available space is a sunny windowsill or table top

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Where to order plants, herbs and seeds during lockdown to grow at home

While a lot of local nurseries have closed completely for the duration of the Covid-19 lockdown, some are delivering plants, seeds, pots and compost to your doorstep if you live nearby. 

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An exclusive look behind the scenes of this year's Chelsea Flower Show

Garden designers are making their final preparations for the opening of this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

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Top tips on how to turn your home into a green oasis with houseplants

Try your hand at urban gardening and transform your home into a green oasis...

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Five of the best houseplants to transform your home into a green oasis

Try your hand at urban gardening and transform your home into the perfect green oasis for springtime social distancing. 

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How to bring houseplants and gardens back to life before spring

Put up with rain and winds, it’s time to do some potting. The secret is to choose the right kind of compost.

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The top garden trends you need to know about for 2020

Luxurious simplicity is the 2020 trend for our gardens.

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The best houseplant subscription services for Londoners

Looking to turn your home into a green oasis but struggling to find a garden centre? Here are the best houseplant subscriptions to get your urban jungle off to a flying start... 

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Prince Charles's landscape designer shares top tips on scented gardens

London’s sheltered spaces and relatively mild winters make it possible to grow some of the most delicious scents in our gardens, from shrubs and climbers to bulbs for table-top pots.

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Five top tips for keeping your garden looking its best all winter

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

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Five ways to make even a tiny London garden pack a serious punch

Alex Mitchell visits a Chelsea winner’s compact family garden in Battersea.

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How to choose the right lawnmower for your outside space

Whether you have a garden to rival a football pitch or a small space with just enough room for a table and chairs — here is how to choose the right lawnmower.

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How to transform a London garden on a budget in five steps

Architect Mark Smyth and his partner Laurent Delorme have created a space full of colour which is ideal for butterflies and bees.

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Why 2019's the year to cut your flower miles with these hip blooms

Dahlias are the British autumn garden’s showgirl. Here's how to grow your own.

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Five easy ways to keep your garden flowering in the hot summer months

Here's how to keep your garden looking its best during the hot weather — even if you only have a few minutes a day.

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Meet the London chef growing salad and herbs on his restaurant's roof

You can grow a glorious container garden of herbs anywhere. Top chef Robin Gill has the recipe.

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How to create a low-maintenance rose garden for small London spaces

A "rose meadow" is a brilliant new idea for small London gardens without the fuss of pruning or deadheading.

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How to make a tiny city balcony into a lush green oasis

Even a tiny balcony can be a peaceful green spot with the right planting.

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How to keep your houseplants alive when you go on holiday

Patch founder Freddie Blackett has some clever hacks up his sleeve to save your greenery.