The other day we made a welcome pit stop at Dulwich Park after crawling slowly up the South Circular and through the dreaded Catford traffic on the way to Brixton. Luckily we chose Dulwich, which, if you don’t know it, is really a fabulous park with its boating lake, mature trees and gardens and perfect for our ‘country’ dog to have a sniff around. It was like home for him but with more dogs to say hello to so he was more than happy. So was I, as up by the café was a large intense planting of Euphorbia amygdalloides var. robbiae growing in full sun.

Euphorbia mellifera

Euphorbia mellifera

E. characias subsp. wulfenii

E. characias subsp. wulfenii

E. characias subsp. wulfenii with Choisya.

E. characias subsp. wulfenii with Choisya.

Euphorbia cyparissias ‘Fens Ruby’

Euphorbia cyparissias ‘Fens Ruby’

(Instant) Climbers

Sue Whigham explores a need for speed...

A Changing Climate

Jennifer Stuart-Smith takes a look at how gardeners are having to adapt to extreme weather conditions. Whether you are a farmer, fisherman or gardener, there’s little point battling Mother Nature. She always has the upper hand. So, rather than railing...

A Courting Couple

The courtyard gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show this year were, as usual, incredibly popular with the public. Once the Show was in full swing it was hard to get near them to admire the sheer ingenuity, imagination and love...