Erigeron glaucus ‘Sea Breeze’: perfect for gravel gardens.Photograph: Alamy
Plant this Get the seaside look with the drought-tolerant daisy flowers of the beach aster, Erigeron glaucus ‘Sea Breeze’.
Wrinkled crinkled crumpled cress in flower.Photograph: Courtesy Alys Fowler
Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled cress: has anything ever sounded more pleasing to grow?
Strong brew: leave a barrel of nettles or comfrey to stew, then use as fertiliser.Photograph: Allan Jenkins
This week’s column is not for the fainthearted, or if you are super sensitive to smell.
Ring my bell: flowers that used to swamp 80s hanging baskets have been replaced with Fuchsia magellanica.Photograph: Tracy Immordino/Alamy Stock Photo
When it comes to horticultural fashion, it would be hard to pick a group of plants quite so resolutely in the style doldrums as fuchsias.
Send us pictures from your allotment and tell us how your plot helps your wellbeing.As the society points out, many allotment holders share their produce with local worthy cases.
Slow-burn romance: Bengal Crimson’s beauty and long flowering wins hearts.Photograph: Allan Jenkins
Henri has finally fallen in love with the Rosa x odorata ‘Bengal Crimson’.
A competition to crown the best UK cities for gardens could boost the economy through untapped tourist potential, MPs have suggested.Similar to the UK City of Culture initiative, such a scheme could raise the profile of garden tourism, according to a report by the digital, culture, media and sport committee.
Ground elder: ‘It plants itself, then rapidly takes over.Oxeye daisies and foxgloves wave above a sea of ground elder, resplendent in flower.
Verbascum ‘Clementine’: spires of flowers above felted leaves.Photograph: Alamy
Plant this Verbascums are underrated.
Unique category: Jon Spooner (St Albans) with Space Shed
Starting off as a way to tell stories about space, the shed became Spooner’s own space agency.
Larkspur (Delphinium elatum ‘Tropennacht’).Photograph: Steffen Hauser/Alamy
KewThe garden is in a blue phase.
In a different glass: a succulent terrarium requires very little water, but a spray of cold chamomile tea keeps mould at bay.Photograph: Getty Images
It’s one of the most frequent gardening questions I’m asked: “How do you tackle mould growth in terrariums?
Hydrangea ‘Kardinal Violet’ is compact enough for most gardens.Photograph: Alamy
Plant this Looking for a flowering shrub with zing?
Melianthus Major, the peanut butter plant.Photograph: Getty Images
Plant this One of the weirder common names for Melianthus major is the peanut butter plant, so if you get one, give it a sniff.