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The Lucy Hewett column: Allure of the Alps

The beautiful Alps come alive with wild flowers

15 August 2013

After an Alpine break our resident garden expert finds there's plenty to be done back on the home front.

Boost your patio bulbs for next spring

'Queen of Night' tulips

14 August 2013

How to perk up your patio pots with bulbs which will provide a welcome burst of colour next year.

Gold standard Sarton

David Sarton with his award

09 August 2013

Kent garden designer takes Hampton Court Palace Flower Show's highest accolade

The Lucy Hewett column: Jolly hollyhocks

Expert... Lucy Hewett

09 August 2013

This week our garden expert takes a look at hardy perennials, what you should be planting this week and courgette muffins!

Gardens, stalls and all that jazz

07 August 2013

One of the county's hidden gems, Great Comp, hosts its annual garden show this weekend.

Wayward wisteria

Wisteria pictured at Oare

02 August 2013

Our resident gardener Lucy Hewett has been hard at work again.

TRAVEL SPECIAL: Singing the blues in Norway

Blue is the colour... towering delphiniums with our cruise ship in the distance

25 July 2013

The world’s northern-most botanical garden lies covered in snow for much of the year before bursting into life throughout the bright summer months.

A cut and dry case

24 July 2013

KM garden columnist Lucy Hewett looks at how to take softwood cuttings as well as store herbs for the year ahead.

Kent designer’s dune garden is a finalist

Sea Gem, Camber Sands by Jo Thompson

19 July 2013

A garden on the shifting sands of Camber near Rye by Kent designer Jo Thompson is through to the final rounds of the Society of Garden Designers 2013

Heaven scent

Sweet peas in bloom

19 July 2013

Time to enjoy the garden. That's just what resident gardener Lucy Hewett has planned

Lie back in the lavender

Mary Anderson enjoys a relaxing massage from aromatherapist Jackie in the Hop Shop's fields of lavender at Castle Farm.

18 July 2013

Could there be any more relaxing setting for a massage than a field of fresh lavender?

Tips for summer pruning

Three inch pruning cut

12 July 2013

Those green-fingered types at East Malling Research have prepared a summer pruning plan and courses to help you maintain your apple and pear trees.

Water, water and water

Verbena Bonariensis in Lucy's gravel garden

12 July 2013

What is our resident gardening expert Lucy Hewett up to in the recent sunny weather?

A good year for the roses

05 July 2013

What is our resident gardening expert Lucy Hewett up to this week?


Is your garden a gold mine?

French 19th-century carved limestone planter. Summers Place Auctions, Billingshurst, West Sussex

03 July 2013

Could there be some unwanted treasures hidden in the darkest corners of your garden?

Elderflower Power

28 June 2013

Our little plants have seen the sun at last. Let's find out what resident gardener Lucy Hewett has been up to.

A brighter outlook for our winter species

A beautiful late spider orchid, a slightly bigger brother of the bee orchid

27 June 2013

NEW: East Kent nature enthusiast Peter Gay kicks of a regular monthly column

Poppy appeal

Oriental poppy

21 June 2013

Are things hotting up in the garden? Time to find out what our resident gardener Lucy Hewett is up to week.

Everything stops for tea

20 June 2013

Eating out has become an integral part of garden visiting, and Lesley Bellew discovered Pashley Manor Gardens has set the bar high on both levels

Garden gets the VIP seal of approval

17 June 2013

Chris and Judy Older threw open their gate for the National Gardens Scheme Festival at the weekend – as part of the largest event in history.

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