Gardening / Taking bold steps to look good

Hard landscaping provides as much ambience to the garden as plants, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.  

Gardening / In praise of kangaroo paws

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT shares his love of kangaroo paws. 

Spring brings the blackbird

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT is looking forward to the imminent arrival of spring and his favourite blackbird.

Gardening guru Cedric has the answers

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT answers readers’ queries, from rose-pruning to potato-planting, and how to divide tall bearded iris in this gardening Q&A.

When daphne’s dreamy fragrance fills the room

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT loves the intense fragrance and winter flowers of daphne.

When the oldies are the goodies

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT praises the old favourites for winter colour.

Gardening / Count to three, then chop

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT has some pruning advice.

The symbolism of circles in garden design

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT considers circles, labyrinths and their use in herb garden designs.

Time to tackle the tools for spring

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT’s thoughts are turning to spring, pruning, and sprucing up tools and furniture for the warmer weather.

Don’t dismiss the reliable classics

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT says “old-fashioned", reliable plants like rosemary, thyme, heaths and heathers will never go out of fashion.

No better time for the beauty of bottles

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT celebrates the spectacular bottle tree. 

Feeling lonely? Take to the garden

GARDENING is helpful for good mental health, particularly with the isolation created by COVID-19, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Get in quick for winter colour

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT suggests tough winter flowers to give the garden colour in the colder months.

When the leaves keep falling and falling…

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT looks at dealing with the endless falling leaves at this time of the year.

Get ready for rose planting

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT shares his tips for rose-planting preparation… pruning, saving, removing and replanting.

Not trendy, but the classics will thrive

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT celebrates the delicious and prolific Cox’s Orange Pippin, which will fruit and thrive anywhere.

One man’s rubbish is another’s garden feature

The only limit is the imagination when it comes to repurposing old "rubbish" into a unique feature for the garden, says gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT.

Here’s looking at you, callistemon

Gardening writer CEDRIC BRYANT isn’t playing favourites but enjoys callistemon, or bottlebrush, for its variety of uses.

Glorious colours complete the autumn picture

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT loves to potter among the flowers on cool autumn days.

Delights of autumn flowers and brilliant leaves

Gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT admires the fragrant flowers of autumn, particularly the hardy camellia sasanqua.

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