Winter – not the most comfortable time of year for houseplants. Low temperatures outside the windows , drafts , dry air, lack of light – that’s all that bothers amateur

Annuals germinate, grow, flower, set seed and die within one year, often much less. You may find that some plants, such as snapdragons (Antirrhinum) and tobacco plants (Nicotiana) which are

Many people have limited time for their gardens. Plan carefully; choose the right plants, and then your garden that will require very little maintenance after the first couple of years.

Now is the time to plant bulbs if you want to give your garden a splash of colour next spring. Bulbs are really easy to grow; once you’ve planted them