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Making the cut

How hormones are helpful to gardeners


Help at hand to keep your Christmas plant blooming into the new year

Ground elder

Getting to grip with ground elder in your garden

A gardener clearing autumn leaves

Use fallen leaves as a free garden fertiliser

Annuals keep the Hot Border in full flower through September

Change of season brings time to reflect on gardening year

Step-by-step guide to watering plants

Water a way to get the flowers blooming

BLOOMING GREAT: Above and below, the annual meadow at Helmsley Walled Garden

Having a wild time in the garden

Galium odoratum, or sweet woodruff, and bluebells in Gina’s garden

Why I’m sweet on woodruff

Dig up your concrete jungle

Dig up your concrete jungle

The most striking plant in the pond at the moment is the bright yellow Kingcup, a buttercup on steroids

Life is brimming in the ponds

Violets growing in the shade in Gina’s garden

It’s not always about the sun...

The white-flower cherry blossoming in Gina’s garden

Admiring the fleeting beauty of white-flowering cherry

Lucinda Compton, whose family owns Newby Hall, is president of the North of England Horticultural Society

Plant fair is chance to check out Newby Hall gardens

Close-up of a tulip in Gina’s garden

Tulips made of the bright stuff


Helebores - the pretty plants that pack the wow factor

Gardening expert James Wong

Garden expert James Wong to visit Harlow Carr

Pulmonaria in Gina’s garden in York

Pulmonaria - one of the stand-out plants of April

You can buy organic tomato fertiliser in most good garden centres, but you can also make your own from comfrey

Go organic and feed your plants comfrey

A crocus in Gina’s garden

Petal power and a hidden garden

: Miniature daffodils in  Gina’s garden in York

Why daffodils trumpet what’s to come

Golden bamboo in Gina’s garden

Bamboo’s golden moment

Give primulas pride of place

Give primulas pride of place

Remus the Helmsley Walled Garden cat

Not everyone has time for a catnap

Rhubarb coming through in Gina’s garden

Going for growth

Orange dogwood stem and primula

Spring fever strikes again

Mahonia in Gina’s garden

Signs of spring are showing

Snowdrops in Gina’s garden

Snowdrops are a cheery sign of spring

Helen and Brian start the task of cleaning the greenhouses at Helmsley Walled Garden

Greenhouse maintenance does not have to be a pane

Winter-flowering shrub, euphorbia

Gina Parkinson is savouring some of her most-loved winter plants this February...

The yellow flowers of the winter jasmine

Secrets for the cold season

Indoor-grown hyacinths, that lifted Gina’s spirits when she was brought low by a winter virus

Pot plants are heaven scent

Winter Honeysuckle..pic for Gina.Pic:Nigel Holland (15291036)

Little rays of winter sunshine

Corylus avellana ‘Contorta': Annual pruning will keep it in shape and to the height required without affecting either the catkins produced or the production of new twisted growth.

Corylus avellana ‘Contorta' - a shrub with twists and turns

Frosty Viburnum leaves and flower buds.

Cold, crisp and calm outside

Apples from the transplanted tree in Gina’s garden

Tidy ideas for the winter lull

Pot marigold comes into its own at this time of the year

Enjoy a dash of winter colour


Chard work, but well worth it

Compost heap in Gina's garden.

Catching up with the compost


Spindleberry brightens up the autumnal gloom

Verbena bonariensis growing through the golden stems of Molinia ‘Transparent’

Always something to delight in autumn's garden


Serious pruning in order

Buddleja globosa

Autumn blooms

Autumn berries

A burst of berry colours

Aster dumosus ‘Sapphire’

Beat those Michaelmas blues

Japanese Anemone

Anenomes are made of this


Something special in Cornwall


Geraniums - the hardy flower that adds colour for months


A splash of colour

Cutting edge advice for summer pruning

Cutting edge advice for summer pruning

Foxglove ‘Illumination Pink’.  Picture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

Cottage garden delights with a real spire

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