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Anna Pavord: 'Sarah Price has done a brilliant job in Jonathon Ringer's Kent courtyard'

In late 2011, our expert travelled to Kent to witness the laying of the first stones in a courtyard garden. So have the owner's dreams of a lush, verdant and tranquil space been realised?
Peonies offer a riot of colour and variety, and thrive in open, sunny locations

Anna Pavord: 'Peonies make a wonderful addition to a garden if you follow simple rules'

The Romans prized peonies for their medical properties and the Victorians for their stunning colours and variety

Anna Pavord: 'Sow courgettes now for infinite variety in your outside borders'

Macho monster-marrow growers are missing out says our gardening correspondent

Anna Pavord: 'There isn't a magic formula to creating pots with lasting impact'

The key is filling them with what you fancy, says our gardening expert
The elusive Stipa gigantea grows like a clump of wild oats, rising and spreading its stems in a great arc

Anna Pavord: 'The grasses I'm supposed to love leave me cold, while the one variety I adore refuses to stick around'

Our gardening correspondent has planted Stipa gigantea three times

Anna Pavord: 'Pennard Plants reveals the unusual fruit and veg we should be propagating'

The Somerset nursery has picked up on a trendy demand for novelties such as oca, New Zealand yams, fruiting fuchsias and Vietnamese coriander

'Lachenalia pustulata' is tender, but easy to grow inside or in a greenhouse

Anna Pavord's guide to the bulbs to pick for a spectacular window-ledge display

No garden? That’s no excuse for not putting on a show this spring says our gardening correspondent

Anna Pavord: 'Plant up a new trough with delicious, successional spinach'

The demise of an old barrel has given our horticultural expert an idea...

Anna Pavord: 'Is there anything more satisfying than growing your own juicy tomatoes?'

Our horticultural expert thinks not - and offers a definitive guide to getting the best from your crop
Luma apiculata 'Glanleam Gold' is a variegated version of the evergreen myrtle, with neat aromatic foliage, margined in cream

Anna Pavord: 'Just because they have interesting leaves, doesn't mean you should stuff your garden with variegated plants'

But carefully used, variegated plants are winners, says our gardening correspondent

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