The days are lengthening and Jo Arnell is getting excited for the new gardening year.

Hellebores brighten up shady corners and look great in winter containers

Hellebores brighten up shady corners and look great in winter containers

Cyclamen coum in a spreading carpet beneath a tree

Cyclamen coum in a spreading carpet beneath a tree

Helleborus argutifolius with architectural evergreen leaves and lime green bracts

Helleborus argutifolius with architectural evergreen leaves and lime green bracts

Phormiums provide striking border structure

Phormiums provide striking border structure

Melianthus major is a surprisingly hardy exotic architectural anchor plant

Melianthus major is a surprisingly hardy exotic architectural anchor plant

Scented, pidery flowers of Witch Hazel (Hammemelis mollis) glinitng in the winter sunlight

Scented, spidery flowers of Witch Hazel (Hammemelis mollis) glinting in the winter sunlight

(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...