Trees to try for winter cheer

Trees, trees, trees – a joy almost always, I think, but  I suspect that some of you who have big trees in your garden (perhaps inherited?) might not be so enthusiastic….?! Do be careful with your choice of garden tree – forest trees need a LOT of space, but boy, do they look dramatic in winter if they can stretch their arms wide. Some of we humans might be a little reluctant to stand naked in the open for the three coldest months of the year (although you’d be amazed at what you can persuade Caroline to do) but all...

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Still time to go on Wisley’s Winter Walk

If you’re already a member of the Royal Horticultural Society you’ll know that besides its internationally renowned Chelsea Flower Show each May, a more permanent jewel in its crown is the RHS garden at Wisley, just off the M25 in balmy south-east England – and luckily a manageable drive from my house. I’ve been visiting for over 30 years. Today it’s  reputation makes it a magnet for Londoners looking for a horticultural fix and the RHS has responded by continuing to invest in this truly phenomenal garden. I’d love to keep you up to date with the latest £160m...

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