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Emma Townshend: 'This year, let your most bonkers desires take over in the garden'

Never had the gumption to tear down the tree that obscures your view? Or the guts to plant something tropical?

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

To the manors borne: Westwell Manor, one of the resplendent Cotswold gardens the author writes about in her new book

Confessions of a Cotswold gardener: How to flourish in one of England's most beautiful spots

Moving to a Cotswolds village revealed new horticultural vistas to Victoria Summerley, and lots of planting prospects. But what about making friends – and surviving the coachloads of tourists?
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

Gardeners scored high in the Government's happiness survey

Quizzed out? Let Anna Pavord fascinate you with foliage facts - and inspire your efforts in the soil during 2015

Our horticultural expert helps to fill the short interval before the next pub quiz with a quiverful of facts, loosely attached to gardens

Insurance company LV= found that, on average, the amount of green space paved over was 24.2sq m per household

Paved gardens massively increase risk of flooding in your neighbourhood

Traditional lawns allow water to soak into the soil

Some foliage transformed into decorations

How to make your own Christmas decorations: Nothing beats the festive properties of ivy

Anna Pavord reveals how to turn twigs and greenery into eye-catching displays

Alan Titchmarsh: The gardener and broadcaster on Nelson Mandela, financial success and the curse of open doors

Titchmarsh tells Adam Jacques:  'I'm patient with plants but not with rude people'

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