Gardens

Lechuza planters mean you allow you not to water your plants for up to 12 weeks

Keeping plants in containers watered can be a drag, especially in hot weather. Lechuza recyclable plastic planters have an internal reservoir that gets round the problem

Should you have a garden that's big enough, it makes sense to put in a garden room if you need a home office, somewhere to put growing kids, sprightly grandparents or overnight guests, or you need a place to escape to. Sheds ain't what they used to be you know

Succulents are fat leafed plants..they're plump with water

Succulents were the height of bohemian chic in the '70s and they're enjoying a resurgence thanks to a focus on easy-care plants and the need to do something about our indoor air quality. Grower Fiona Weymss of Kent-based Blueleaf Plants gives us the lowdown on these adorable little creatures

City Living could make urban environments infinitely more pleasant

Garden designer Kate Gould won Gold and the Best Fresh Garden award at this year's show for her brilliant City Living garden

Aster Bergartten. Photo Bransford Webbs

Is your garden or outside space in need of some colourful autumn blooms? The HTA suggests planting Asters, as they flower pretty much up to Christmas.

Weaver Green rugs are made from recycled PET plastic bottles

Outdoor rugs made from recycled polyester or plastic are great for impromptu picnics or sprucing up your deck or terrace for that al fresco lunch party

City Living could make urban environments infinitely more pleasant

Apartment blocks are the main form of housing in big cities and the obvious thing they lack is greenery. Garden designer Kate Gould has put her thinking cap on and designed a solution

Leucothoe plants are leafy and abundant

Flowers are largely in abeyance at this time of year, so think leaves! And gardeners suggest that if your garden or containers are looking a bit drear, pop along to your garden centre for some Leucothoe plants

Renowned for its violas and Wild Swan anemone, this Dumfries & Galloway nursery has launched its 2017 catalogue; if you're after plants for a cottage garden, you're spoiled for choice

Trex Contour is made with the EU market in mind

In the US it's become a generic term for decking, though Trex isn't so well known on our side of the pond. Yet. But it's wooing us Europeans with its new Trex Contour decking, which is super eco, super hardwearing and super smart