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

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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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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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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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 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.

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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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From the archive: top bulbs to plant now for the best spring garden

Daffodils may be lovely but there are bulbs out there to blow your socks off.

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From the archive: six ways to winter-proof a soggy garden

Is your lawn a paddling pool? Try these tricks to beat autumn and winter deluges.

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Herbs, flowers and climbers to encourage wildlife into summer gardens

Serve up herbs and ivy to bees and delicious aphids to birds and you'll enjoy a feast of flowers.

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Which herbs and veg are worth growing in even the smallest of gardens

Grow fruit and vegetables on your doorstep — even the smallest container can hold a harvest.

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What to know if you're planning a visit to Chelsea Physic Garden

Let plants heal those lockdown blues — Chelsea Physic Garden is among green open spaces in London welcoming the public again as restrictions on visitor attractions ease

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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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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.