Gardens

Joe Sugg: ‘I spent 14 hours a day on my phone – until I discovered gardening’

Fostering connection with other people is another key theme of Grow and Sugg has used his garden to do so both in real life and virtually. “You do have to be careful when you ask for gardening advice online,” he chuckles. “People can say anything they like, so you’re going to come across different people …

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The best gardening courses to try this autumn

Charles Dowding, Homeacres, Somerset Ideal for those who want to establish a productive vegetable plot, Dowding runs regular day and weekend courses offering practical advice on growing a wide range of fruit and veg, using no-dig and organic principles, a natural and efficient method that feeds the soil and helps to keep weeds at bay. …

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10 mistakes new gardeners make (and how to avoid them)

Losing plants is an inevitable part of garden renewal, but if it keeps happening, having plants die on you can put you off gardening forever. We asked Gardening Australia’s Tassie expert Tino Carnevale to share the biggest mistakes newbies make — and how to avoid them. Planting too soon If you’re starting in a brand …

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Outdoor Spaces: A local garden that’s peaceful, pristine and oh-so-pretty | Lifestyles: Food, Home, Health

Jinge “Jay” Hu’s passion for gardening goes far beyond his own meticulously maintained beds and exuberant container plantings. He enjoys talking about other gardens, including some from his past and others he recently discovered. Hu visited many gardens on local walks and tours this summer and posted his praises on Facebook. He also recalls his …

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Increasingly Popular As Design Features, Plants Add Wellness And Style Benefits To Home Spaces

Plant features are increasingly popular in residential design, as is this virtual showcase home … [+] handsomely demonstrates. ARIANA AFSHAR LOVATO / (C) SEASONAL LIVING “There is a whole new group of ‘plant parents’ and they are absolute beginners,” declares Lisa Steinkopf, blogging since 2011 as The Houseplant Guru and the author of four indoor …

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