chew valley bug house

Bug House

A clever woodpile house shelters and feeds insects while looking stunning.
purple potatoes

Purple potatoes

'Blue Danube' and 'Vitelotte' are purple-skinned heritage potatoes.
Carlina vulgaris

Wild flower hour

Wild flower lovers come together to share what they've found this weekend.
wild polygala calcarea

Chalk Milkwort

The Chalk Milkwort, or Polygala calcarea, is a rare native of warm chalk grassland.

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Urban gardens

image copyright Mark Ridsdill-Smith

Vertical gardening

Meet the tiny London balcony and windowsills that vertical gardener Mark Ridsdill-Smith grows an abundant harvest on.
Union street orchard

An orchard in the street

The clever people at Wayward Plants transformed an empty site in south London into the Union Street urban orchard for a summer.

Moss graffiti

Meet the London artist who tags buildings with her own green signature using moss, not spray cans.

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rudbeckia herbaceous

Capturing the garden

I love my garden. Especially at this time of year. But in the winter, I need reminding from time to time of just how...