A spot of gardening not only gives you a good physical workout but reduces pain and anxiety, too
B&Q have appointed their first official ‘plant whisperers’ - but anyone can master the art of speaking to their shrubs. Just don’t mention Prince Charles
Scything is seeing a jump in popularity, thanks to Poldark star Aiden Turner’s famous scene. It’s not too difficult to get to grips with weeding with a scythe – best keep your shirt on though
Dandelions are demonised as one of the most pernicious weeds, but hold back on the mowing and you’ll find a whole range of garden wildlife depends on them for food, writes Kate Bradbury
Garden centres will be doing brisk trade in Mediterranean plants, succulents, palms and exotics this spring as the thaw reveals just how many plants have been killed by the cold.