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Anna Pavord: 'No garden can truly thrive without regular mulching - be it of the homemade, hops or mushroom variety'

Late winter/early spring is the best time to do the mulching, says our gardening correspondent

Anna Pavord: 'Globe and Jerusalem - both artichokes but completely different vegetables'

While the globe is all drama and delight, the Jerusalem is neither an artichoke, nor from Jerusalem. Go figure, says our gardening expert

What does it take to be a head gardener?

Anna Pavord meets a young man whose horticultural leanings have led him to singlehandedly manage a 60-acre plot
In full bloom: The snowdrops at Hodsock Priory

Anna Pavord: 'February is the month to catch snowdrops in all their glory'

Our gardening correspondent reveals the best snowdrop spectaculars this month, from Hodsock Priory to Chippenham Park...

Anna Pavord: 'Stool down hazel, cut back mahonia, and make sure you've got plenty of pyracantha to brighten up February'

Every year, round about now, our gardening correspondent goes round the garden making sure that everything that needs air space has got it

A snow-covered English country lane lined with oak and holly trees

Holly is slow to grow and beset by seasonal clichés - but it's the gift that keeps on giving

Holly is one of the UK's native evergreens and still commands great respect in the countryside, says Anna Pavord

Flora Illustrata features a mouth-watering selection of the great European herbals and flower books

Flora Illustrata is much more than a straight history of flower painting

The history of how the herbal, or plant encyclopaedia, came into being is a surprisingly rich one, says Anna Pavord

In the pink: The classic aster, Milady Mixed

Asters provide something to look forward to in the second half of summer

Our recent spate of long, frost-free autumns has suited asters' pattern of growth, says our gardening expert

Witness the dawn light up the Sikkimese landscape at the world's third-highest summit

Our intrepid gardener Anna Pavord travels to a remote plateau on the borders of Sikkim and West Bengal

Anna Pavord: 'After two accidents, my garden was forced to undergo a radical change'

Our gardening correspondent has been thinking of ways that she could cut down on the work that needs to be done

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