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Castle's sensational snowdrops

Majestic Hever Castle, the former home of Anne Boleyn

20 February 2017

Plot your path through the 60,000 snowdrop bulbs at one of the county's most immaculate gardens.

A snowdrop sensation

Snowdrops at Great Comp Garden

16 February 2017

Galanthophiles get ready: Great Comp Garden shares its winter secrets with a glimpse of spring in the shape of snowdrops this weekend.

Autumn raspberry and hydrangea pruning

15 February 2017

Fancy some autumn fruiting raspberries? Confused about when to prune your hydrangeas? Lucy Hewett gives you some guidance.

Divide and conquer

10 February 2017

Plants not performing as you would like them to? Lucy Hewett tells how dividing plants can restore vigour.

Spud you like

Potatoes for planting

01 February 2017

A clean greenhouse and chitting potatoes are just some of the jobs Lucy Hewett is tackling in February

Pruning for a floribunda of roses

27 January 2017

Know your ramblers from your climbers? Lucy Hewett gives tips for pruning each.

Cultivate a calmer mind

19 January 2017

Lucy Hewett sees gardening as a stress reliever, could it be yours?

Gardens in the picture

Tekapo Lupins by Richard Bloom From the International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition

14 January 2017

Stunning gardens photography from around the world on show at Sissinghurst Castle Gardens.

Fine flora of South Africa

13 January 2017

A visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in South Africa inspires Lucy Hewett

Don't let your old tree give you the needle

How will you recycle your tree this year? Picture: Getty Images

30 December 2016

The festivities may be drawing to a close - but where will your Christmas tree end up?


Step into a private writers' retreat for the first time

A glimpse of the sitting room in the South Cottage at Sissinghurst castle Picture: National trust/James Dobson

18 December 2016

The National Trust has opened the retreat used by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson for the first time this winter.

Leaf mould can be garden gold

23 November 2016

Gardening expert Lucy Hewett turns her fallen leaves into gold and plans to plant nerines for autumn next year.

Figs, soup and Christmas scents!

16 November 2016

Lucy Hewett gets her fig tree ready for winter, makes a tasty squash soup and plants paper white narcissi in time for Christmas

The gardens that were found again

09 November 2016

Gardening expert Lucy Hewett heads to Cornwall for inspiration.

Do my trees need cutting and when?

Autumn colour follows a sunny summer

01 November 2016

It’s time to ponder which trees to plant for the future. Gardening expert Lucy Hewett enjoys the autumn colours.

Planning ahead for winter colour and spring bulbs

27 October 2016

Gardening expert Lucy Hewett plans for the future with her spring bulbs. And it’s time to get to grips with those winter containers.

Plan ahead for onion and garlic crop

Onions benefit from cooler temperatures

20 October 2016

Gardening expert Lucy Hewett plants onions and garlic now to give time to benefit from cool temperatures. And she has an idea for Bramley apples.

Getting ahead with sweet peas

Sweet peas in bloom

14 October 2016

Do you have big ideas for your garden in 2017? Expert Lucy Hewett plans ahead.

Bring a splash of autumn colour to your weekend

Great Comp's Autumn Extravaganza

05 October 2016

For an autumn extravaganza with garden tours and walks, Kent has it all.

It's harvest time at Chapel Down winery in Tenterden

Chardonnay grapes

04 October 2016

Gardening expert Lucy Hewett takes a visit to Chapel Down winery to discover how to grow grapes for wine making. Is 2016 going to be a good year?

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