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Garden resolutions for a greener, cheaper, well-planned outside space

These easy gardening resolutions will ensure you end this year as strong as you start — with a healthy planet and bank balance to boot

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Our pick of the best homeware and eco gift subscriptions for Christmas

Handing over a single gift on December 25 is so old school. Earn much longer-term brownie points by choosing a gift that – literally – keeps on giving.

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This fuss-free houseplant thrives indoors, even on little water

This fuss-free houseplant takes little effort but produces intricate and incredible leaf patterns.

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If you can keep a zebra-like Alocasia alive you win at plant parenting

For many, the Elephant ear houseplant is the pinnacle of a tropical plant collection.

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This tropical fern can cope in humid bathrooms or draughty hallways

Ideally, keep your fern somewhere cool, and humid. A bathroom is ideal.

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A silver-flecked, velvety climber forgiving of forgetful waterers

Here’s how to make sure the climbing satin pothos looks its finest all year round.

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One for lazy plant parents? This subtropical palm hates interference

The key to looking after this subtropical plant is careful watering and repotting — or not repotting at all, it turns out.

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Eighties throwback Corn Trees are a dream first houseplant buy

It’s easy to see why the retro Dracaena fragrans is still a favourite with houseplant fans.

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This energetic fern loves to unfurl new pasta-like leaves

This energetic foliage plant is always eager to unfurl new Instagram-worthy fronds

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Is your houseplant collection behind the rise in succulent poaching?

Are millennial houseplant obsessives really to blame for the worrying rise in trafficking of endangered plants?

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Influencer’s 70s-inspired Crème de Menthe bar crowned Shed of the Year

Lockdown and a Love Island break up helped the Essex social media influencer take the Shed of the Year crown

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Channel the Eighties with this easy-care houseplant

Unfussy and versatile, this evergreen houseplant responds well to a good prune

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This houseplant will flower when Brits most need colour at home

This late winter-flowering plant will provide an early pick-me-up in the year

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How to pick a bird of paradise houseplant that’s going to flower

You’ll have most likely seen the striking orange and blue flowers in a tropical bouquet, and if you have a thirst for Jurassic foliage, you may already have one in your home.

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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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How to care for lace aloe: the surprisingly tough house plant

A hardy houseplant with peachy orange flowers in spring that needs minimal watering

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How to look after notoriously tricky string-of-pearls houseplants

The string-of-pearls succulent is well-suited for indoor growing — if you get the watering and light right.

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Houseplant care guide: the Boston fern is one for serial over-waterers

Regular watering is key with ferns, these plants will rarely forgive you for forgetting about them for too long.

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Catholic oratory and bra boutique among Shed of the Year contenders

Hundreds of Shed of the Year entries have been whittled down to just 22 across nine categories.

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Eight fuss-free ways to transform a small garden in time for summer

Whether you want to entertain friends or make a cosy space, here are some quick fixes that can transform a blank canvas into a summer oasis.

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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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The best colourful summer plants for lazy gardeners

Having a green space doesn’t have to be as time-consuming as you might think. Here are some easy-care gardening tips for busy Londoners.

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Caring for purple shamrocks: the love plant that moves with the sun

Known as the love plant or purple shamrock, the Oxalis triangularis is a plant that moves.

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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.