Butterflies are one of the magical transformations of nature - how does a crawling caterpillar become a shimmering floating pollinator? Encourage butterflies to your garden and help their numbers increase, with the plants you choose
A lot of the time, a plant's botanic name can give us useful info about what it looks like, and behaves like. Even if, like most of us, you didn't do Latin or Greek at school, it's easy to pick up the main words. You'll begin to recognise them and before long you'll be speaking Plant!
St Patrick's Day is a great day to celebrate Irishness in all its many forms. And a big part of that is the green-ness of the country. Recreate some of that lush Irish greenery, with a smart choice of plants.
Our favourite deciduous trees and shrubs to give you autumn colour as the days cool and the nights lengthen. And for more tropical climates, our recommendations for evergreen plants with coloured leaves, for that toasty spice-coloured feeling.
Many Australian native plants evolved in very poor, dry, ancient soils which are low in mineral and organic matter. As a result they have adapted to grow best with low nutrient needs. Using native-specific fertilisers ensures your natives stay healthy.
Gong Hei Fat Choy - Happy New Year of the Ox! Each of the twelve zodiac signs has its own "lucky plants" - find yours here. Plant one and see if your fortune changes : at the very least, you'll get lovely flowers - and that's pretty good luck!
Every year the hugely influential trend team at Pantone decide on a key colour, one that reflects leading fashion and style trends, and also one that reflects our current emotional mood. These colour trends show up in our homes, our cars, our clothes - and our gardens.