gardening

The Art of the Garden: how to grow Irises

It is an intoxicating idea.  The summer of 1939, the atmosphere shot through with the rumblings of impending war, and…

28 May 2019

A guide to the Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Come rain or shine, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been an institutional fixture in the British gardening calendar for…

21 May 2019

The Art of the Garden: Van Gogh’s sunflowers

‘I’m painting with the gusto of a Marseillais eating bouillabaisse, which won’t surprise you when it’s a question of painting…

24 Apr 2019

The Art of the Garden: Pierre Bonnard’s Mimosas

In Bonnard’s dazzling ‘The Studio with Mimosas’, an energising, diagonal sweep of rich lemon fills over half the canvas. The…

21 Mar 2019

How to grow your own herbs

Horticultural expert Jekka McVicar VMH shows you how to introduce homegrown herbs into your garden

11 Mar 2019

Walking at a faster pace can halve your risk of heart disease and stroke

In old age, those of us who are most active have a significantly lower risk of future heart attacks and…