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Gardening

  • 8 gorgeous gardens to visit this week

    Need a little green space inspo? The National Garden Scheme still has Open Days galore if you're in need of a horticultural high - here are some of our favourite local patches with Open Days in the next week.

  • Smell the roses: 10 gorgeous summer gardens to visit

    Need some glorious garden inspo or just an indulgent day out? Here's your check list of must-see National Trust rose gardens, with art, photography, poetry and plenty of cake along the way.

  • Gloves on! Gardening jobs to do before summer

    When it's your job to keep seven acres of gorgeous walled gardens and lawns in check, you kinda know your stuff. Over to you, head gardener from Oxon's Greys Court, Tim Martin, hoe (and G&T) in hand

  • 10 blooming gorgeous local flower farms

    These Oxon and Bucks beauties not only sell fresh-picked seasonal flowers but many offer workshops in growing and arranging, or even better, cake! Read on for the cream of the crop.

  • 8 gorgeous new gardening books

    Bountiful borders, striped lawn and artfully placed sculptures here we come, but first, sit down, grab a coffee and get lost in the sublime pages of these beauties (those weeds can wait another hour or so)

  • Arit Anderson: what’s hot in garden design for 2022

    The do's, the don'ts and the garden must-haves! Muddy nabbed BBC TV garden designer, Arit Anderson, for all the intel (and where she gets her fab frocks).

  • Jobs to do now in the garden

    Up tools! Steve Malsher from Oxon designers and landscapers, Nicholsons, explains how to nail that showstopping garden, starting now

  • Ten bulbs to plant now for a dreamy spring garden

    Want to know how the Wormsley Estate in Bucks looks so fabulous come spring? Head gardener Charlotte Tremlin reveals her secret for glorious beds and baskets.

  • Five jobs to do in the garden this month

    As the crisp autumn air rolls in, it's time to knuckle down and prep your patch for winter. Bucks expert Richard Rogers shares his tips on pruning, dead-heading and how to get free plants for next year

  • Gardening jobs to do in September

    Who better to advise on what to plants, prune and ignore than Charlotte Tremlin, head gardener at Wormsley, the Getty family's private estate in the Chilterns

  • 4 ways to reinvigorate your garden

    We're in our gardens more than ever so they need to be hard-working, sustainable spaces. From land art to re-wilding, here are four ways to freshen up your plot. Which ones will you try?

  • Trowels out! Gardening tips for May

    Erm, where's sun? No matter: Richard Rogers Designs has the lowdown on what we should be doing in the garden to make it picture-perfect for when summer (finally!) arrives.

  • Blooming lovely: how to create a cutting garden

    Feel like you're going bankrupt on buying flowers alone? Try planting a cutting garden, and fill your house with home-grown blooms instead. Even gardening divs like Muddy can do it!

  • Lockdown Gardens in Bloom: the results!

    The results are in! See who's nabbed the top spots in our first ever Lockdown Gardens in Bloom competition with gorgeous gardens and homewares boutique Olive & Sage.

  • This year’s hottest garden trends

    We've never appreciated our gardens more than during lockdown - here's how to transform them following trends from our Lockdown Gardens in Bloom competition.

  • 8 unusual herbs to spice up your life

    Or your cooking and cocktails at the very least! Get your chops around these unusual herbs, perfect for everything from pepping up your barbecue to sweetening your mojito. Arriba!

  • Lockdown garden stunners

    Entered Muddy's Lockdown Gardens in Bloom yet? Stake out your competition here and snap your space to win part of our £1000 prize pot to spend at Olive & Sage.

  • Muddy ‘Lockdown Gardens in Bloom’ is GO!

    Calling all green fingered goddesses! We want to see your lockdown gardening handiwork. Snap your space and post it on Instagram for the chance to win vouchers (there's £1000 up for grabs) to spend online at gorgeous garden and homewares boutique Olive & Sage.

  • Pimp your patio with these 18 outdoor buys

    We’re swapping holidays abroad for le jardín this summer, so best make it the ultimate destination. Cue the Muddy shopping edit of the coolest accessories to deck out your outdoor space.

  • Gardening books

    10 of the best gardening books

    Fancy getting all green fingered in the garden but don't really know where to start? Here's a helping hand with 10 terrific tomes to add to your reading list.

  • All cooped up! Check out these cool hen houses

    Attention, would-be chicken farmers! We've rounded up nine of the most stylish chicken coops for your feathered friends. Has it been worth the oeuf-ort? (I'll get my coat)

  • Grow your own vegetable garden

    10 idiot-proof veg to grow now

    (Or how not to get scurvy during lockdown). Here's how to go self-sufficient, thanks to TV gardener Toby Buckland's top veg patch tips. Ready the trowels!

  • 8 flowers to choose for a cutting garden

    Dibbers at the ready! Garden broadcaster Toby Buckland picks a pocketful of posies that anyone - yes, even you with the dead house plants - can grow.

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