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Room with a view: How a central London roof top became a spectacular garden in the sky

Mark Baxter and his partner needed a garden designer who could turn their Bermondsey Street roof garden into a sleek, sharp space sympathetic to the rest of the flat. Enter Charlotte Rowe...

Anna Pavord's A to Z of pests and problems: N is for neighbours, nettles and nutrient deficiency

Our green-fingered correspondent Anna Pavord continues her A-Z of horticultural pests and problems standing between you and your perfect garden

Gin blossoms: If you want to create a beautiful, flower-filled hanging basket, ask a publican

By way of consumer research, I asked a hard-drinking friend of mine if he knew of any pubs in his area with good flowers. "Flowers?" he said incredulously. "Flowers?" he repeated, his voice rising with disdain. "I don't go to pubs for bloody flowers".

Into the long grass: Alive with insects and bursting with colour - a meadow in flower is a spectacular sight

I've just come back in from fighting hogweed in Foxpatch. The battle has been going on since we arrived here and first started to let the grass grow long in this half-acre plot. Each summer for the past seven years, we've cut off the hogweed flower heads to prevent it seeding. Every week, from early June onwards, I take off more than 200 of the wretched things. And each year the hogweeds come back. This is the reality of trying to manage a "meadow". The bullies are always trying to muscle in.

Anna Pavord's A to Z of pests and problems: M is for machinery, mealy bug and mildew

Do you really need that hedge-trimmer? And how to tackle moles. Anna's essential A-Z continues

Weekend work: Cut back early-flowerers

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Weekend work: Time to tidy up plants

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Vive la différence: Seduced by a Gallic garden

Anna Pavord visits the Le Pavillon de Galon, which was once a hunting lodge and sits in a landscape of vines and olive trees.

Incredible edibles: Beans and sweetcorn are set to burst from the soil

For vegetable growers, these are exciting times, says Anna Pavord.

Weekend work: Time to prune plants

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