Sue Whigham takes a stroll around her own garden to pick a few of her treasured plants.

We walked through one of The Woodland Trust’s small parcels of woodland early this morning for the usual dog walk only to hear the welcome sound of the cuckoo a few fields away for the seventh time in as many days. It’s probably the same male calling and what an evocative call he has.

TEST Fungus on a chestnut stump

Fungus on a chestnut stump

TEST Archangel

Archangel

TEST Beesia calthifolia

Beesia calthifolia

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...