Get out and do some pruning, says Sue Whigham – but don’t be tricked into thinking the only way is up.

‘It’s the first day of March so beware with a hint of sweet spring in the air you might be tempted into thinking winter has ended only to be caught by Jack Frost, unaware’.

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Pulmonaria

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Snowdrops are always a welcome sight

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Primroses and wood anemones

TEST Pulmonaria in flower Above: A riot of early spring flowers

Pulmonaria in flower Above: A riot of early spring flowers

In the Night Garden

Jo Arnell explains how to make the most of your outdoor space once darkness falls Some enchanted evening you may see me outside – mainly searching for slugs in the garden, because the cool hours of night are when they...

Contain your excitement

Jen Stuart-Smith discusses how to get creative with your pots and planters My love affair with plants started with houseplants when I was a child. As my bedroom windowsill overflowed – resulting, occasionally, in waking up with compost under my...

More than just a pretty face

Jen Stuart-Smith explores the multiple uses of some easy-to-grow garden favourites When you grow flowers for their beauty, shape and colour it can be easy to forget all the other qualities they have to offer. Some are edible, others provide...