Dry sunny spots can be tricky, but if you invest in plants, which once established, can cope without much water, then you will not need to do too much maintenance.
Find out what's adding colour in the garden now.
Our in-house plant doctor and garden designer picks her top plants for July.
Sally on allotments
Hampton Court: A rubbish show garden
08 July, 2014
Recycling in the garden can be tricky to get right. It’s all very well making planters out of...
James on plants
08 July, 2014
Pachysandra has long been considered the Steve Davis of garden design. Good at what it does but really, really boring...
Laetitia on being creative
27 June, 2014
One of my very first knock-you-over moments in gardening came when I went to visit a gorgeous house...
Mark on Chelsea
The Laurent-Perrier Team
22 May, 2014
After all the hard work of the last few weeks it was time to celebrate last night. Everyone involved with...
We've put together this section of the website to help answer as many of your questions about common pests, diseases and weeds as possible.
What type of soil do you have?
We've teamed up with the National Soil Resources Institute to help identify your soil type. Type your postcode into the box and click 'find my soil type'.
Taking cuttings is one of the great pleasures of summer gardening. You can propagate a wide range of plants at this time of the year for little or no cost.
What kind of gardener are you?
Let us help you decide what type of gardener you are and the style of garden you are trying to create.