Gardening and landscape design ideas to help you make the most of your outdoor living space

Mouse adult eating peanuts at a bird feeder in a garden

Council warns against feeding birds

Residents of Milton Keynes have been urged not to feed wildlife in order to control rodent populations. We explore how to ensure birds are fed without making rat issues any worse.

Red admiral butterfly and small tortoiseshell butterfly feasting on a buddleia plant

Butterfly populations are down 80% – what can gardeners do to help? 

UK butterfly populations are down 80%, according to a study from Butterfly Conservation, so what can gardeners do to help them thrive?

Woman cutting flowers in garden wearing Burgon & Ball Love the Glove gardening gloves

Burgon & Ball Love the Glove review: a fabulous feeling

Gardening gloves for smaller hands don’t have to be a certain colour. Burgon & Ball’s Love the Glove puts style first, but comfort is a close second.

couple with bicycles and dog outside in spring nature.

Stuck without a garden? Government plans to bring nature to you

A new five-year plan announced by the government will see everyone in England living within 15 minutes’ walk to a green space or body of water as it seeks to restore nature.

Man wearing a hat digging in his garden with his dog

How to get fit with just 30 minutes of gardening

Gardening workouts are easily accessible, can be slotted in whenever you have a spare 30 minutes, are relaxing and completely free.

Snowdrop flowers on a sunny winter day

What to plant in February

Sow and grow seeds of hope this winter, and ensure their success, with our essential guide for what to plant in February.

Garden decking with sofa with pillows, armchair, table with fresh fruits and candles on wicker footrest

Garden decking: 7 amazing designs to inspire your outdoor makeover

We’ve selected seven stylish garden decking designs that could transform your outdoor oasis and encourage alfresco living

Woman watering vegetable garden

Is a no-dig garden better for the environment?

When it comes to improving the health of your garden, choosing the no-dig method lets nature do the heavy lifting. We explains how it works.