It’s easy to get swept up in festive indulgences at this time of year. If you’re looking for an antidote, let your garden in all its wintery wonderfulness be your tonic.
Wrap up and head outside, seek out spots that would benefit from winter interest, feed the birds, pot up colourful containers, select festive sprigs for decorations, sow hardy veg and enjoy a cuppa in the brisk December air.
Stocking fillers, Secret Santa presents, gifts for friends and family...the list can seem endless. Don't worry we're here to help you with some great ideas for the gardeners in your life!
Our popular annual Christmas list features best-selling products from a selection of exhibitors confirmed for the upcoming Show. From Tool Gift Sets to outdoor beanbags, boot racks to barbecues, take a peek inside to see what might tempt you...
If you're keen to keep your veg patch or allotment going throughout the year. kale is a truly brilliant seasonal vegetable to try.
Get expert kale growing tips from our friends at the National Allotment Society, paired with a tasty recipe by the Hairy Bikers, 'Garlic Chicken with beans, kale and cherry tomatoes', as demonstrated on stage at the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2018.
This November vegetables are really hitting the headlines. It’s World Vegan Month and Cancer Research have launched their Veg Pledge encouraging people to go meat free for the month. There is little better than a plateful of homegrown veggies, knowing you’re getting maximum nutrition and taste as well as minimum environmental impact.
Pears are fantastic for any size of garden - they're easy to grow and come in a variety of sizes, some even suited to container growing.
A great seasonal fruit in October and November, this year try something different with your pear crop with a delicious Ricotta, Pear, Honey & Thyme sourdough toast topper recipe from Dan Doherty of London's Duck and Waffle restaurant.
“Good things come to those who wait” is a motto that’s at the heart of gardening, but the wait for tickets is now over! Get yours, saving 25%*, by quoting WEB25. Subscribers, head to page 3 in your November issue for your exclusive code to save even more...
The Show takes place from 13 to 16 June 2019 with Monty Don, Adam Frost and Alan Titchmarsh and many more joining us on our incredible line-up.
The Beautiful Borders at BBC Gardeners' World Live are an incredible opportunity for keen gardeners, up and coming designers or landscapers to showcase their skills and meet tens of thousands of keen gardeners.
In this blog, Natalie Forkin, designer of two Beautiful Borders in 2018, takes you on a journey from the very start.
Save the date!
The hottest tickets in town go on sale next month – Early bird tickets to BBC Gardeners’ World Live! Look out for an email from us in October, or your November issue of BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, to get your exclusive code to save 30% off tickets! The Show takes place from 13 to 16 June 2019 with Monty Don, Adam Frost and Alan Titchmarsh joining us as part of our incredible line-up.
I’ve been visiting many gardens this summer and getting lots of use out of my 2 for 1 Gardens card from BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine.
What a fantastic way to get ideas, experiencing a diverse range of great, established, gardens packed with colour, texture, combinations, techniques and design.
If you’re looking for inspiration, browse our stunning photo galleries from the Show this year….and start planning your next garden project!
Our lawns are scorched, our soil is baked and our summer is hot, hot, hot!
As the heatwave continues it’s time to consider water usage and ensure we don’t waste a drop – aim for the base of plants without wasting water on the foliage; use water retaining gel in hanging baskets and containers; be selective about what is watered; reuse household grey water in the garden and be sure to have your water butt ready for when the rain makes it’s welcome return!
It's a tough summer for our lawns. Many have endured months of what seemed like endless rain, even snow, and now they are having to cope with no rain and baking temperatures.
So, what can be done to help our lawns during another stressful time? The lawncare experts at GreenThumb, sponsors of the Problem Solved feature at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2018, are here to help....
Our all new Blooming Interiors Stage at BBC Gardeners' World Live left us wanting more, more, more!
So we'd like to welcome back Jane Perrone, this time as guest editor of this blog all about getting the most up-to-date look in houseplants.