The RHS stands for the good of people, plants and the planet through gardening. Here, in the first of a three-part series, a member of Council looks at how the Society’s work is a force for good for the population as a whole.
August (and, indeed, late July) for those blessed people among you who subscribe to this excellent publication) is the time for Leos. I am not usually given to believing horoscopes, but Leos are undoubtedly fine people full to the gunwales with passion, colour and joie de vivre.
As Kermit the frog poignantly sang, “It’s not easy being green. It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things”. This month he would find it remarkably easy as June is nothing if not gloriously green.
This month, let us think of your garden as a circus.
An Arts and Crafts garden in Suffolk has been given a striking new lease of life by garden designer Sue Townsend.
From ambling routes mown into grass to ramrod-straight thoroughfares, paths can be either practical or divertingly scenic – or sometimes both.
Well, well, well, April is finally with us. The sap is definitely rising and there is a tangible feeling of excitement in the air.
The RHS is evolving at a faster pace than ever before. How is Sue Biggs, Director General, inspiring the Society – and the nation – to grow?
In his Somerset garden – once the home of designer Georgia Langton – Michael Le Poer Trench has added a host of playfully romantic touches that make this spectacular space sing with creativity and invention.
Designing a parking space may not be the most glamorous job in the world, but look on it as a way of extending your garden and it takes on a whole new dimension.
At their best benches should represent the perfect fusion of form and function – not only somewhere to sit and while away an hour or two, but also sculptural pieces in their own right.
Rock-garden maestro Peter Berg regards each stone as an instrument with its own song to sing, and in this steeply sloping garden in Luxembourg he orchestrates those rocks with a chorus of plants in magnificent harmony.
Domestic hedges are more than just dividing lines;they can be ornamental in their own right. James Alexander-Sinclair considers the options, depending on your taste and situation.
When is a vegetable garden not a vegetable garden? When it’s a potager of course. But does the distinction come down to anything more than pretension or French good taste?
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