Speedy leaves can be sown now for fresh flavour all summer

Salad leaves can be grown in containers or beds and are tasty and nutritious Edible flowers like violas and chives also make colourful additions to salads  Plant is more tender if grows faster so providing good conditions is essential By Nigel Colborn for the Daily Mail Spring starts officially on Monday, but you don’t need a calendar to know that.  For gardeners, it’s a busy time, even if most work that needs to be done now won’t bring rewards until summer or later.  Read more [...]

How to spread your snowdrops

Snowdrops were particularly good this year, not arriving early or staying late For most of us, seed heads are forming where the flowers once shone. The best time to plan for more snowdrops next year is now By Monty Don For Weekend Magazine The snowdrops were particularly good this year, not arriving especially early nor staying later than might reasonably be expected, but while they were with us the garden danced with their mass of gloriously dainty yet bold little flowers.  I say Read more [...]

Claire Masset explores The National Trust’s hidden gems

Claire Masset visits some of the lesser known gardens in the UK  Her search takes her to Salcombe in Devon and the Llyn peninsula in Wales Secret Gardens Of The National Trust by Claire Masset is available now  By Claire Masset For Weekend To reach Overbeck’s you have to negotiate hairpin bends and narrow roads, but when you arrive you’re rewarded by the sight of one of the most dramatic gardens in the British Isles.  Its position, perched on a steep cliff with views Read more [...]

Terror attack is feared in Dusseldorf

Passenger has tweeted that a 'crazy man' with an axe has been attacking people Several people reported to be injured during attack at station in German city Two people have been arrested and anti-terror police are hunting two more   By Alex Matthews and Kelly Mclaughlin For Mailonline An man wielding an axe went on a rampage in the central station in Dussledorf this evening.  It is believed that at least four people were injured during the attack and a victim was seen Read more [...]

Magnificent magnolias are icons of early spring

Magnolias are easy to see just as lawn trees - but they are much more diverse Flower colours run through rosy purples and pinks to white, yellow or even green Spring is the main flowering season so this is an excellent time to plant By Nigel Colborn for the Daily Mail Let’s take a more careful look at magnolias. It’s easy to see them just as lawn trees — popular in old-fashioned front gardens.  But, as a plant group, they are much more diverse. And almost without exception Read more [...]

Magnificent magnolias

Magnolias are easy to see just as lawn trees - but they are much more diverse Flower colours run through rosy purples and pinks to white, yellow or even green Spring is the main flowering season so this is an excellent time to plant By Nigel Colborn for the Daily Mail Let’s take a more careful look at magnolias. It’s easy to see them just as lawn trees — popular in old-fashioned front gardens.  But, as a plant group, they are much more diverse. And almost without exception Read more [...]

Monty Don reveals his secrets to super sweet peas

Over the next week you should be choose, buy and sow your sweet pea seeds Monty advises against buying seedlings when it comes to growing them   As always Monty is on hand to answer your gardening queries   By Monty Don For Weekend Magazine As I write these words on my screen, snow is gently sifting from a leaden sky and the temperature has been below freezing all day. It feels a long way from the glories of a flower-filled summer garden. And yet some things need action as Read more [...]

Saje diffusers will give your property an atmosphere of olfactory enjoyment

‘It smells stuffy in below,” explained Monsieur when he got house one-night 2-3 weeks before. I hadn’t discovered as the temperature was in a way that I hadn’t quit your house all-day. The impulse, ofcourse, is always to fling start a couple of windows, in the deceased of winter that’s definitely not a feasible option. Everything you must-do, rather, is head out and bankrupt yourself on luxurious scented candles. Or not. I’d been experiencing a growing Read more [...]

Saje aroma-diffuser vases will give your property an atmosphere of olfactory enjoyment

‘It smells stuffy in below,” explained Monsieur when he got house one-night 2-3 weeks before. I hadn’t discovered as the temperature was in a way that I hadn’t quit your house all-day. The impulse, ofcourse, is always to fling start a couple of windows, in the deceased of winter that’s definitely not a feasible option. Everything you must-do, rather, is head out and bankrupt yourself on luxurious scented candles. Or not. I’d been experiencing a growing Read more [...]

Light up late winter in your garden with an iris

Monty says that the vibrant iris is the perfect plant to grow at this time of year  Recommends growing in terracotta pots filled with a compost mix As always Monty is on hand to answer your gardening queries   By Monty Don For Weekend Magazine About five years ago I was filming for Gardeners’ World at RHS Wisley in Surrey on a bitterly cold day in early April.  A cruel east wind was making a spring day arctic so I took refuge in the alpine house which, that exceptionally Read more [...]