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Autumn lawn and pond care

28 September 2016

It’s time for a tidy-up in the garden. Lucy Hewett gives her lawn and pond a bit of autumn maintenance

Chartwell dahlias are an autumn treat

Dahlias at Chartwell

23 September 2016

This week, our gardening expert Lucy Hewett heads to Chartwell, the family home of Sir Winston Churchill. And she is very glad she did.

A flower festival fit for a queen

Known as 'the loveliest castle in the world', Leeds Castle's history covers over 900 years

20 September 2016

Leeds Castle's crownng glory, its annual autumn floral celebration will have a real regal feel this year

Taking cuttings of tender plants


16 September 2016

Gardening expert Lucy Hewett gets to the bottom of perennials and biennials. She also takes cuttings of tender plants

Autumn can be a treasure in the garden

Black eyed Susan

06 September 2016

Is your garden looking a little straggly as summer moves to an end? Gardening expert Lucy Hewett looks at a few ways to perk up your plot for longer.

Collect seeds now for a fine plot in 2017

02 September 2016

Gardening expert Lucy Hewett has been collecting seeds as flowers go past their best.

A great garden weekend - Great Comp's summer show

Great Comp Garden in Borough Green is holding its Summer Show

10 August 2016

A riot of colour greets visitors to Great Comp Gardens for its summer show at the peak of its season this weekend.

Dig in and share the joy of tending an allotment

Reg Geeves on his allotment

29 July 2016

There was a time that allotment plots were rarer than rubies, but the winds have changed for green fingered hopefuls.


What flowers are best for creating your own cutting garden?

Walmer Castle in all its glory. Photos provided with the permission of Rachel Clark and Malgosia Lonsdale

26 July 2016

Lucy Hewett catches up with the senior gardener at the glorious Walmer Castle Gardens to find out

How to create a wildflower patch

21 July 2016

A natural wildflower meadow in summer is a sight for sore eyes. Gardening expert Lucy Hewett is a fan.

The perfect cottage garden

Hollyhocks, underplanted with hardy geraniums

15 July 2016

Achieving that colourful cottage garden look is within your reach. Gardening expert Lucy Hewett helps out.

Castle's florist wins gold award in show

07 July 2016

Leeds Castle’s florist has won a prize at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Inspiration in the garden

06 July 2016

Gardening expert Lucy Hewett headed to the gardens at Belmont, Throwley, near Faversham. There she found inspiration around every corner.

Golden day for Kent at top national show

John Warland took gold

05 July 2016

Undulating garden hits new heights for designer John Warland at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Visit gardens for inspiration

Jan Ware with her dog Lady in her garden in West Lea, Deal.

03 July 2016

Gardens in a Kent town will open up to the public for the very first time as part of a prestigious national event.

Do you know your climbers from your ramblers?

23 June 2016

Follow her advice and gardening expert Lucy Hewett really can promise you a rose garden. Here’s some of the best varieties to choose.

Tesco sells garden centres

Dobbies garden centre at Eureka Leisure Park in Ashford

17 June 2016

Supermarket giant Tesco has offloaded its Dobbies Garden Centres for £217 million.


Water features are a welcome addition to any garden

14 June 2016

Is your plot missing the sound of running water? Gardening expert Lucy Hewett looks at water feature options for the garden

Castle's blooming garden history revealed

The exhibition at Hever is officially opened

10 June 2016

Hever Castle's garden development from the 1900s to the present day is charted in a new exhibition opened by TV presenter Rachel de Thame.

Keeping busy in the kitchen garden

10 June 2016

So much to do in the garden. Expert Lucy Hewett prefers the ‘little and often’ approach.

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