HOMES AND GARDENS

Don't lose the plot

Ahead of National Allotments Week, plot holders are being urged to protect their sites more than ever. Hannah Stephenson reports.


Published: 10:45 Wed 16 Jul 2014

Keep your garden growing while you're sunning yourself overseas. Hannah Stephenson shows you how.

Published: 11:15 Fri 11 Jul 2014
Sir David Attenborough launches the Big Butterfly Count, at London Zoo. Wednesday 11 July 2012. UK

In the run-up to the world's largest butterfly survey, Butterfly Conservation president Sir David Attenborough reflects how we can boost populations and how important these creatures are to the garden

Published: 10:31 Mon 30 Jun 2014
Showcasing the House by John Lewis spring/summer 2014 range, from £5 for a deckchair sling, at John Lewis

With Wimbledon well under way, all eyes are on centre court. Make sure your home is kitted out in club colours and cute motifs for the game, set and match...

Published: 09:00 Wed 18 Jun 2014

Have flavour on your doorstep this summer, by creating your own herb garden. Hannah Stephenson shows you how.

Published: 10:20 Tue 17 Jun 2014
Big Spot Red large table lamp, £70, at Cath Kidston

As England prepare for their must-win game against Uruguay on Thursday, decorate in a patriotic palette and fly the flag...

Published: 08:00 Sun 25 May 2014
Rosa 'Jayne Austin' (Ausbreak) and purple clematis, which work well together. PA Photo/Image courtesy of David Austin Roses.

Roses and clematis make a perfect partnership in borders or patio pots. Hannah Stephenson chooses some of her favourite combinations

Published: 14:03 Wed 14 May 2014

Hannah Stephenson looks at how the nation's gardens are commemorating the First World War with the poppy, the enduring symbol of remembrance

Published: 15:40 Fri 09 May 2014
Burgon & Balls's Stainless Long Handled Bulb Planter,£29.95, www.burgonandball.com.

As Chelsea Flower Show looms, Hannah Stephenson previews some innovative products which have made it on to the shortlist for RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year