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Gardening

  • 10 blooming gorgeous local flower farms

    These Oxon and Bucks beauties not only sell fresh-picked seasonal flowers but many offer workshops in growing and arranging, or even better, cake!

  • 8 gorgeous new gardening books

    Bountiful borders, striped lawn and artfully placed sculptures here we come, but first, sit down, grab a coffee and get lost in the sublime pages of these beauties (those weeds can wait another hour or so)

  • Arit Anderson: what’s hot in garden design for 2022

    The do's, the don'ts and the garden must-haves! Muddy nabbed BBC TV garden designer, Arit Anderson, for all the intel (and where she gets her fab frocks).

  • Ten bulbs to plant now for a dreamy spring garden

    Want to know how the Wormsley Estate in Bucks looks so fabulous come spring? Head gardener Charlotte Tremlin reveals her secret for glorious beds and baskets.

  • Gardening jobs to do in September

    Who better to advise on what to plants, prune and ignore than Charlotte Tremlin, head gardener at Wormsley, the Getty family's private estate in the Chilterns

  • Trowels out! Gardening tips for May

    Erm, where's sun? No matter: Richard Rogers Designs has the lowdown on what we should be doing in the garden to make it picture-perfect for when summer (finally!) arrives.

  • Joe Swift’s April gardening tips

    This year's Chelsea Flower Show may be postponed, but there's no reason you can't put your green fingers to work on your own patch. Gardening div? We've got just the man for you.

  • Out you go! Gardening tips for March

    New month, new list of gardening jobs to prepare your patch for spring. Here are five foolproof tips, courtesy of award-winning Richard Key, to make your garden gorgeous.

  • Easy gardening jobs to do before Spring

    Want a fabulous garden come spring? Now is the time to act! Here are five things you should be doing to see your garden flourishing once the sunnier days arrive.

  • Garden view getting you down? A winter quick fix

    Stuck indoors all day with nothing but grey skies and your dishevelled garden for a view? Cheer up your lockdown vista with a window box or planter to brighten your day and mood.

  • Time to escape! The rise of the ‘She Shed’

    Gone are the days when garden buildings were the preserve of men. The 'She Shed' has arrived and not a moment too soon. We talk to three women about what their shed means to them.

  • Lockdown Gardens in Bloom: the results!

    The results are in! See who's nabbed the top spots in our first ever Lockdown Gardens in Bloom competition with gorgeous gardens and homewares boutique Olive & Sage.

  • This year’s hottest garden trends

    We've never appreciated our gardens more than during lockdown - here's how to transform them following trends from our Lockdown Gardens in Bloom competition.

  • 8 unusual herbs to spice up your life

    Or your cooking and cocktails at the very least! Get your chops around these unusual herbs, perfect for everything from pepping up your barbecue to sweetening your mojito. Arriba!

  • Transform your garden (and maybe your life)

    North Oxfordshire landscapers Nicholsons are the best in the biz, so who better to ask for advice on creating a sublime outdoor garden space from dreamy grand designs to creative quick fixes. We chatted to owner Liz Nicholson.

  • Lockdown garden stunners

    Entered Muddy's Lockdown Gardens in Bloom yet? Stake out your competition here and snap your space to win part of our £1000 prize pot to spend at Olive & Sage.

  • Muddy ‘Lockdown Gardens in Bloom’ is GO!

    Calling all green fingered goddesses! We want to see your lockdown gardening handiwork. Snap your space and post it on Instagram for the chance to win vouchers (there's £1000 up for grabs) to spend online at gorgeous garden and homewares boutique Olive & Sage.

  • Pimp your patio with these 18 outdoor buys

    We’re swapping holidays abroad for le jardín this summer, so best make it the ultimate destination. Cue the Muddy shopping edit of the coolest accessories to deck out your outdoor space.

  • Gardening books

    10 of the best gardening books

    Fancy getting all green fingered in the garden but don't really know where to start? Here's a helping hand with 10 terrific tomes to add to your reading list.

  • Muddy meets… The Oxfordshire Gardener

    What would you ask an award-winning garden designer? What hand cream he uses, if his own garden ever looks rubbish and who's his favourite green-fingered celeb, obviously!

  • Shakespeare’s Gardens

    Been to visit the stunning contemporary new sculpture garden at Shakespeare's New Place in Stratford yet?

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