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<p>The Outdoor Kitchen Collective installed this WWOO design at chef Carine Ottou’s London home. Styling by Kay Prestney</p>
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The best of alfresco cooking — from tiny BBQs to showstopper kitchens

Ready to fire up the BBQ and enjoy the sun? Here’s my guide to the best in al fresco cooking

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Winning Chelsea garden blooms again as public ‘pocket park’

A Chelsea Flower Show gold medal-winning garden is set to bloom again, this time as a public ‘pocket park’ in south London.

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13 top trends for small gardens as seen at Chelsea Flower Show 2022

No garden? No problem. There are lots of exciting things that plant-loving city dwellers can do to foster natural connection, as the top garden designers are proving.

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Chelsea Flower Show fringe events across London this week

Look beyond the Chelsea Flower Show and you’ll find all kinds of blooming fantastic events sprouting up around the capital.

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Chelsea shows its wild side as garden gnawed by beavers wins top prize

First-time Chelsea designers Lulu Urquhart and Adam Hunt have won the top prize for their A Rewilding Britain garden.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show medal-winning gardens revealed

Unusual plants and container gardens are highlights from this year’s medal-winning designs.

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5 of London’s lesser known parks to explore over the bank holiday

For the nature lover in the know, London is full of secret gardens. George Hudson shares his favourite hidden wonderlands

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The best shade-loving plants to brighten up a gloomy garden

London’s sun-starved spots needn’t be barren wastelands. George Hudson gets tips from shade-loving plants expert Susanna Grant— and opens up a whole new world.

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London’s best independent garden centres and nurseries

Easter weekend is the perfect time to sort out your garden. George Hudson picks the city’s top spots to stock up on plants, seeds and equipment.

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The best early spring flowering plants for instant colour

The plants that will flower first in London for early spring blooms over the next few weeks

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Shed of the year: could yours be the next £1,000 prize winner?

Enter your outside space to be featured among top sheds of 2022 as the popular competition returns for its 16th year

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The unexpected tricks that will help you manage garden pests

Gardeners, lay down your weapons: it’s time to call a ceasefire on the war against insects — a garden bursting with bugs should pay off in spades

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This month brings good news for lazy London gardeners

With the days getting longer, it’s tempting to give the garden a pre-spring blitz. But resist the urge, says George Hudson — lazy gardeners are at an advantage in February.

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3 things to buy for your garden now for an abundant spring and summer

Start now for an abundant spring and summer. George Hudson shares his essential garden shopping list to avoid empty shelves and shortages come April

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London offers January surprises for garden lovers — here’s what to see

January offers surprising delights for London garden lovers. George Hudson sniffs out fragrant winter blooms and a seed bank for rare edible plants

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Your houseplant might not be dead, it’s just got the January blues

You don’t have to freeze outside to exercise your green fingers this month

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Garden resolutions for a greener, cheaper, well-planned outside space

These easy gardening resolutions will ensure you end this year as strong as you start — with a healthy planet and bank balance to boot

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Our pick of the best homeware and eco gift subscriptions for Christmas

Handing over a single gift on December 25 is so old school. Earn much longer-term brownie points by choosing a gift that – literally – keeps on giving.

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This fuss-free houseplant thrives indoors, even on little water

This fuss-free houseplant takes little effort but produces intricate and incredible leaf patterns.

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If you can keep a zebra-like Alocasia alive you win at plant parenting

For many, the Elephant ear houseplant is the pinnacle of a tropical plant collection.

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This tropical fern can cope in humid bathrooms or draughty hallways

Ideally, keep your fern somewhere cool, and humid. A bathroom is ideal.

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A classic houseplant alternative to big-leaf jungle theme vibes

A delicate alternative to popular big-leaf, jungle houseplants.

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How to care for fast-growing, tropical banana trees at home

Bananas are tropical plants so they need plenty of sunlight, warmth and water — especially in the summer.

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Why coconut palms aren’t for the faint of plant parenting heart

Difficult but not impossible to look after, coconut palms will test your plant parenting skills.

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This moving, flesh-eating plant is ideal for Fright Night windowsills

Famously a tricky plant to look after, but Dionaea muscipula doesn’t have to be just for Halloween.

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Finally, a houseplant that doesn’t mind bathrooms or dark(ish) corners

It might require more water and humidity than a typical cactus, but don’t let that put you off.

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A silver-flecked, velvety climber forgiving of forgetful waterers

Here’s how to make sure the climbing satin pothos looks its finest all year round.

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One for lazy plant parents? This subtropical palm hates interference

The key to looking after this subtropical plant is careful watering and repotting — or not repotting at all, it turns out.

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Eighties throwback Corn Trees are a dream first houseplant buy

It’s easy to see why the retro Dracaena fragrans is still a favourite with houseplant fans.

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Why the goose foot vine should be the next addition to your plant gang

Available in an extraordinary range of colours, this try-hard houseplant is a fun, low-maintenance addition to any houseplant gang.

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Caring for an avocado plant is a rite of passage for any plant parent

If left unpruned avocado plants tend to outgrow the average home in just a couple of years.

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This energetic fern loves to unfurl new pasta-like leaves

This energetic foliage plant is always eager to unfurl new Instagram-worthy fronds

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Is your houseplant collection behind the rise in succulent poaching?

Are millennial houseplant obsessives really to blame for the worrying rise in trafficking of endangered plants?

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Influencer’s 70s-inspired Crème de Menthe bar crowned Shed of the Year

Lockdown and a Love Island break up helped the Essex social media influencer take the Shed of the Year crown

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Channel the Eighties with this easy-care houseplant

Unfussy and versatile, this evergreen houseplant responds well to a good prune

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This houseplant will flower when Brits most need colour at home

This late winter-flowering plant will provide an early pick-me-up in the year

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How to pick a bird of paradise houseplant that’s going to flower

You’ll have most likely seen the striking orange and blue flowers in a tropical bouquet, and if you have a thirst for Jurassic foliage, you may already have one in your home.