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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.

War on weeds?

Weeds? Or plants in the wrong place?

14 June 2013

What is resident gardening expert Lucy Hewett up to in the garden this week?

Colour to lift the spirits

12 June 2013

A little colour in your garden can do so much for you and anyone who passes through it.

Marquee talk for Monty

Monty Don at Kent's Hever Castle

12 June 2013

Monty Don will be returning to the county to meet fans and talk about his travels

Try something fishy!

07 June 2013

If you've ever walked past an ornamental lake and marvelled at the fish in the water, perhaps it's time to introduce some fish into your own pond.

Alluring Alliums – as decorative as they are delicious.

Allium hollandicum 'Purple sensation'

07 June 2013

There are few plants with the versatility of the allium family. Look no further for a good-looking and useful addition to your garden.

Boxing clever

Clipped box

30 May 2013

Lucy Hewett is thinking outside the box in her weekly column

Here come the Master Gardeners

29 May 2013

Kent's latest team of volunteers all set to get you Growing Your Own

Marble statue stolen in crime spree at famous gardens

Marble statue of Pomona stolen from Sissinghurst Castle

28 May 2013

The figure of a Roman goddess has been stolen from the famous grounds of Sissinghurst Castle in an overnight crime spree.

Top tomatoes

Lucy has some top tips

23 May 2013

Find out what our resident gardening expert Lucy Hewett is up to in the garden this week

Didn’t they do well? Kent success at Chelsea

22 May 2013

After months of cold, damp weather, there was a crock of gold at the end the Garden of England’s rainbow at RHS Chelsea 2013 centenary show.

Get in with the thin crowd

17 May 2013

Find out what needs doing in the garden this week with our resident expert Lucy Hewett

A true gardener's holiday

Gardening expert Charlie Dimmock

15 May 2013

Keen gardeners on a Fred. Olsen cruise were treated to horticultural advice from Charlie Dimmock, writes Lesley Bellew

Celebrity gardening advice

Pondering: Diarmuid Gavin

15 May 2013

Diarmuid Gavin says the big lesson is don’t do it his way. Just do as he says.

Pupils sign up for Blooming Schools competition

13 May 2013

Kent pupils have been putting on their gardening gloves to get involved in the Blooming Schools competition, which has received record entries

Making the most of an allotment

Garden designer Cleve West at work in his allotment

13 May 2013

Top garden designer Cleve West offers some useful advice to people considering taking up an allotment

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