Celebrate small spaces - Take a sunny sitting area and surround it with white and purple plants for spring

Be inspired by… Froth and frills for a pretty May border; vintage pastel accessories; what’s in flower now; lilac blossom; peg labels to make; recognise your weeds; diary dates

Short on space, big on style - Three gardeners share their layout and planting secrets to make the most of a small garden – using plants, paving and boundaries

Fabulous foxgloves - Find out more about this quintessential cottage garden favourite – the best varieties for your garden and how to grow them

Perfect plants for small gardens - When space is limited, plants need to earn their keep. We’ve chosen a selection that will do just that

What to do this month - The weather is warming up, so get sowing, look after seedlings and plant up colourful containers

Make a brick circle - Create a rustic focal point with this planting circle made from reclaimed bricks and softened with herbs, small annuals and perennials

Plant a flower cascade - Dangling wisteria flowers are the perfect partners for yellow asphodeline and pom-pom alliums

“Our garden is a stylish suntrap” - This seaside courtyard combines bold colours with hardy, exotic plants for a well-travelled look

“Diagonals disguise the awkward angles” - This bijou London plot is packed with colourful perennials set against a bold white backdrop

“We love plants that offer a challenge” - This small suburban garden uses trees to create privacy and shade for a hosta collection

Garden to visit - Bodnant in Wales is famous for its Laburnum Arch. We reveal its other spring treats

Protect your patch and wildlife too - Our nature-loving columnist details three easy strategies to encourage wildlife and deter pests

Grow tasty little torpedoes - For buckets of easy-to-grow veg you can’t go wrong with courgettes

Ask Garden Answers - Our expert answers your gardening queries on baskets, borders and spring bulbs

Make a ‘green’ driveway - Don’t let off-street parking spoil your home’s kerb appeal

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Buyers’ guide to watering cans - We explain what to look for

Take a bistro seat - These space-saving chair and table sets are perfect for a small garden

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Finest fruits collection – save £14.96 on three delicious apple, pinkberry and raspberry cultivars

Over to you - Gardening stories and photos from our readers. Keep sending them in; you could win state-of-the-art Felco secateurs! 

Puzzles and prizes - Win Pantone garden accessories from Briers with our crossword, and Hayloft vouchers with our wordsearch

Garden view - Helen Billiald sings the praises of foliage plants, while her daughter squeals over dahlias





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