The New Year is an excellent time to gather your thoughts on the garden, especially when the soil is so waterlogged and if the soggy soil were not bad enough, the weeds still
Don't be too hasty with your autumn tidy up.
As autumn arrives, Val Bourne reveals how to keep your garden full of colour.
Growing citrus fruit can be very rewarding.
Val Bourne praises Jenny Steel's new book on wildlife gardening.
Val Bourne has a problem deciding which tree to plant - a cherry or a snake-bark maple.
The spindle tree is one way to brighten up the autumn garden.
Winter can be a gloomy time in the garden, but Val Bourne has plenty of good ideas in her new book.
Buddleja from China are heaven for our native butterflies.
Mediterranean plants that thrive in the heat. Val Bourne reveals her favourites.
Asters are the starts of autumn.
Grace your summer food with healthy alternatives.
Val Bourne visits a garden in Japan that is very English.
Choose your seeds carefully for a truly native spectacle.
Roses are back in fashion, and are easier to grow, too.
Waterperry works its magic on all ages.
from The Oxford Times Most early-flowering viburnums have fragrant flowers in soft pinks or whites ...
A good pot is a sound investment.
Tips to get the best out of your long-lasting and colourful peonies.
Val Bourne traces the origins of our favourite spring flower - the snowdrop.
This autumn's Apple Days boosted by huge crops.
Val Bourne finds the same problems in South African gardens as at home.
Don't moan about the weather, just turn tropical I do hope that you're not getting too distressed about your garden during the hot, dry weather.
Val Bourne talks to Dr Barrie Juniper about his quest to find the origins of the apple.
I'd ask every gardener to consider conserving wildlife in their own gardens.
Good foliage is the backbone of any garden.
Which plants are really worth their place in the garden?
Create some leafy shelter during winter by planting evergreens - these provide shelter for bir...
Nothing epitomises a summer's day more perfectly than a softly petalled, old-fashioned rose in full flight.
Gardeners from Africa to the Arctic Circle owe much to the early flying bumble bee. Val Bourne celeb...