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Grow your own herbs

The Argus: Grow your own herbs

12:00pm Monday 30th June 2014

Imagine stepping out on to your patio to pick fresh herbs for your cooking - from fragrant basil to accompany ripe tomatoes and mozzarella, coriander to sprinkle on spicy curries and salads, mint to add to your Pimm's or rosemary to sprinkle over flame-licked lamb chops on the barbecue. Sounds idyllic doesn't it?

Celebrating Sussex looks at a new festival celebrating the county’s best gardens

The Argus: Celebrating Sussex looks at a new festival celebrating the county’s best gardens

9:30am Monday 16th June 2014

A unique event in the heart of the South Downs, A Friend, A Book And A Garden: A Festival Of Garden Literature celebrates the magic and the beauty of gardens, and their influence on literature, art and indeed all aspects of life.

Glyndebourne’s head gardener Kevin Martin on the art of growing flowers for the home

The Argus: Glyndebourne’s head gardener Kevin Martin

7:22pm Sunday 15th June 2014

Now is the time that gardens are really paying dividends with many flowers in full bloom. And now is the time to reap the rewards of your labours by brightening up your home with flowers from the garden. Providing and arranging cut flowers for the house, and occasionally the restaurants, at Glyndebourne is always something I enjoy. We tend to use annuals such as sweet peas, Antirrhinums and Sweet William for this. These are easy-to-grow, unfussy plants that have a long vase life.

Gardener's Diary - May 17

The Argus: Late spring garden at Glyndebourne

5:00am Saturday 17th May 2014

Glyndebourne’s head gardener Kevin Martin celebrates the beautiful sights of late spring

Gardener's Diary - May 3

The Argus: The gardens at Glyndebourne

5:00am Saturday 3rd May 2014

Glyndebourne’s head gardener Kevin Martin looks into the wonders of hazel and the ever-changing colour of Camassia

Gardener's Diary - April 5

The Argus: The Echium pininana pictured centre among other flowers, photo by Kevin Martin

6:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

Glyndebourne’s head gardener Kevin Martin on why a bit of back-breaking work now will pay dividends later

Gardener's Diary - March 22

The Argus: The beautiful spring garden at Glyndebourne

6:30am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Glyndebourne’s head gardener Kevin Martin on how to cope with the aftermath of the wettest winter on record now that spring has finally sprung

Gardener's Diary - March 8

The Argus: Gardener's Diary - March 8

6:30am Saturday 8th March 2014

In his first fortnightly column, Glyndebourne’s head gardener Kevin Martin explains how to make the most of spring

Gardener’s Diary - December 14

The Argus: A frosty wall at Standen, with toy soldiers on sentry duty

6:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

In the last of our National Trust gardener columns, Standen’s James Masters gets ready for Christmas

Gardener's Diary - December 7

The Argus: Sheffield Park in winter, photo by Chris Roe

6:30am Saturday 7th December 2013

Head gardener at Sheffield Park Andy Jesson whips up the perfect recipe for the ultimate winter garden

Gardener's Diary - November 30

The Argus: The house at Nymans in the snow

6:00am Saturday 30th November 2013

Nymans’ gardener Claire Connely looks forward to all the fun of the festive period in the month ahead

Gardener's Diary - November 23

The Argus: Father Christmas at Uppark. Photo by Arnhel de Serra

6:30am Saturday 23rd November 2013

Uppark head gardener Andy Lewis is busy getting the stables ready for the annual Christmas display

Gardener's Diary - November 16

The Argus: Callicarpabodinieri at Standen

6:30am Saturday 16th November 2013

Standen’s head gardner James Masters admires the magnificent colours of winter fruits and berries

Gardener's Diary - November 9

The Argus: Late autumn colour at Sheffield Park

6:30am Saturday 9th November 2013

Sheffield Park’s head gardener Andy Jesson on why winter is a perfect time to plan for the future

Gardener's Diary - November 2

The Argus: Winter heathers at Nymans

6:30am Saturday 2nd November 2013

Nymans’ gardener Claire Connely on the best ways to prepare gardens for the cold winter months ahead

Gardener's Diary - October 26

The Argus: Sedum Autumn Joy and Penstemon Just Jayne on display

6:30am Saturday 26th October 2013

Head Gardener at Uppark, Andy Lewis, shares tips on propagation, which provides a free supply of plants

Gardener's Diary - October 19

The Argus: Standen in early morning sunshine

7:00am Saturday 19th October 2013

Head gardener at Standen, James Masters, on creating autumnal displays of colour with trees and shrubs

Gardener's Diary - October 12

The Argus: Autumn colours reflected in the mirror lake at Sheffield Park

6:30am Saturday 12th October 2013

Head Gardener at Sheffield Park, Andy Jesson, shares tips on incorporating mirrors into garden design

Gardener's Diary - October 5

The Argus: An acer tree at Nymans

10:00am Saturday 5th October 2013

Nymans’ gardener Claire Connely on the most important jobs to do during the autumn season

Gardener's Diary - September 28

The Argus: Gardeners working on the border at Uppark

11:30am Monday 30th September 2013

Uppark’s head gardener Andy Lewis on using a rotavator to prepare the soil for next year’s plants

Gardener's Diary - September 21

The Argus: Bee on a dahlia flower at Standen

10:00am Monday 23rd September 2013

Standen’s head gardener James Masters on the best autumn plantings and how to prepare for next year

Gardener's diary - September 14

The Argus: Sheffield Park in all its autumn glory. Photo by D Selman

9:00am Monday 16th September 2013

Head gardener Andy Jesson tells us about the beauty autumn has in store for visitors to Sheffield Park

Gardener's Diary - September 7

The Argus: Nymans house in late summer

11:30am Monday 9th September 2013

Nymans gardener Claire Connely tells us what jobs we can start doing now to prepare for autumn

Gardener's Diary - August 31

The Argus: A gardener prunes the Portuguese laurel at Uppark garden

2:00pm Saturday 31st August 2013

Uppark head gardener Andy Lewis gives advice on how to create ‘view points’ in your garden

Gardener's Diary - August 24

The Argus: Early autumn border at Standen

11:30am Monday 26th August 2013

Standen’s head gardener James Masters gives advice on preparing for the arrival of the autumn months

Gardener's Diary - August 17

The Argus: Palm trees and islets at Sheffield Park

11:30am Monday 19th August 2013

Sheffield Park’s head gardener Andy Jesson on planning ahead to ensure beautiful blooms every year

Gardener's Diary - August 10

The Argus: The borders at Nymans in the summer

11:30am Monday 12th August 2013

Claire Connely reveals the secret behind Nymans’ colour extraganza in the garden during the summer

Gardener's Diary - August 3

The Argus: Uppark in summer

11:30am Monday 5th August 2013

Head gardener at Uppark Andy Lewis on gardening when the heat is on and how to avoid gardener wilt

Gardener's Diary - July 27

The Argus: The vegetable garden at Standen

11:00am Monday 29th July 2013

Standen’s head gardener James Masters gives advice on which jobs to do in the garden during August

Gardener's Diary - July 20

The Argus: Gardener's Diary - July 20

6:00am Monday 22nd July 2013

Head gardener Andy Jesson tells us how to safeguard our favourite plants like they do at Sheffield Park

Gardener's Diary - July 13

The Argus: The garden at Nymans

11:30am Monday 15th July 2013

Nymans’ gardener Claire Connely tells us how to liven up a garden with exotic plants and topiary

Gardener's Diary - July 6

The Argus: Example of a border that needs a quick fix to plug a hole

11:30am Monday 8th July 2013

Head gardener at Uppark Andy Lewis takes a step back to review his planting and even up border heights

Gardener's Diary - June 29

The Argus: Gardener's Diary - June 29

10:00am Monday 1st July 2013

Head gardener at Standen James Masters shares tips on plant propagation and how to help bees survive

Gardener's Diary - June 22

10:00am Monday 24th June 2013

Sheffield Park head gardener Andy Jesson shares advice on water conservation and watering plants to maximum effect

Gardener's Diary - June 15

The Argus: Rose arches at Nymans

10:30am Monday 17th June 2013

Nymans gardener Claire Connely goes deadheading to keep the roses flowering all through the summer

Gardener's diary - June 8

9:30am Monday 10th June 2013

Uppark’s head gardener Andy Lewis shares some tips on keeping your grass in good condition

Gardener's diary - June 1

9:30am Monday 3rd June 2013

Standen’s head gardener James Masters fills us in on jobs to do outdoors now summer is approaching

Gardener's Diary - May 25

The Argus: The lake at Sheffield Park

12:00pm Monday 27th May 2013

Andy Jesson, head gardener at Sheffield Park, recommends livening up your garden with a pond or water feature

Gardener's Diary - May 18

The Argus: Flowers in bloom at Nymans

11:30am Monday 20th May 2013

Nymans gardener Claire Connely tells us how to get our gardens ready for the summer months...

Gardener's Diary - May 11

The Argus: Spring at Uppark

10:00am Monday 13th May 2013

Uppark’s head gardener Andy Lewis shares some tips on which plants to select for a new border

Gardener's Diary - May 4

The Argus: Spring flowers at Standen

11:30am Monday 6th May 2013

Standen’s head gardener James Masters enjoys a dazzling colour show as spring flowers finally come into bloom

Gardener's Diary - April 27

10:00am Monday 29th April 2013

Now spring’s arrived, Andy Jesson, Sheffield Park and Garden’s head gardener, is preparing for more growth

Gardener's Diary - April 20

10:00am Monday 22nd April 2013

Look after your roses now to ensure they’re blooming this summer, advises Nymans gardener Claire Connely

Gardener's Diary - April 13

The Argus: The garden at Upark comes alive during April and May

11:00am Monday 15th April 2013

Andy Lewis, head gardener at Uppark, talks us through designing borders and researching soil structure

Gardener's Diary - April 6

The Argus: Bluebells at Sheffield Park

11:00am Monday 8th April 2013

Sheffield Park’s head gardener Andy Jesson on how to encourage good predators into your garden

Gardener's Diary - March 30

The Argus: Early April is a good time to start growing plants

11:30am Monday 1st April 2013

Standen’s head gardener James Masters looks forward to seeing his hard work pay off during the month ahead

Gardener's Diary - March 23

The Argus: Daffodils at Nymans

11:30am Monday 25th March 2013

In this week’s column, gardener Claire Connely fills us in on what to look out for at Nymans this spring

Gardener's Diary - March 16

10:00am Monday 18th March 2013

Head gardener at Uppark Andy Lewis on how to make an impact in the garden with some striking plants

Gardener's Diary - March 9

The Argus: Daffodils at Standen

11:30am Monday 11th March 2013

Standen’s head gardener James Masters gives his tips on mowing the lawn and planting peas

Gardener's Diary - March 2

10:00am Monday 4th March 2013

Sheffield Park’s head gardener Andy Jesson gives his advice on how to prune rhododendrons



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