Cosmos ‘Double Click Cranberries’

If the summer garden is like a glass of Champagne, then flowering annuals are its fizz, its sparkle, its fun. Used with flair and imagination, they(...)

June Blake’s exciting, contemporary garden in County Wicklow. Photographs: Richard  Johnston

‘New beginnings”, “a fresh start”, “a new leaf”; these are the words that rattle round our heads in the fledgling weeks of a brand new year. In the(...)

Great Dixter, East Sussex; August 2012, from The New English Garden, by Tim Richardson. Photograph: Andrew Lawson
Grounds to note

I’ve ordered myself a notebook. Not any old notebook, mind you, but a proper, grown-up Moleskine notebook of the kind once beloved of the late travel (...)

In the way that some people remember their first kiss, I still remember the day as a young teenager that I fell in love with dahlias, after my (...)