Gardening: Adam and Eve it

This is all about Eve; not about the film starring Bette Davis, nor even about the British goth band with Yorkshire connections, famed for their hit Martha’s Harbour, but all about the evergreen shrub ‘Eve Price’.

FLOWER POWER: Spring colour from Bergenia cordifolia.

Gardening: What’s this ear?

Why do we give so many daft names to plants? Is it because we can’t remember their proper Latin names or is it because we like to make them seem a bit more approachable, a bit more like a member of the family?

SOMETHING SPECIAL: Hellebores have so much to offer the garden.

Gardening: Cold comforts

Any plants that flower at the coldest time of the year deserve extra attention, but the hellebore is a special case even among this select group.

FRUITFUL: Raspberries are well worth the effort.

Gardening: Just desserts

February may be potentially the worst month of winter but it is also the time for raspberries – pruning the autumn-fruiting canes down to the ground and planting bare-rooted plants of the summer-fruiting varieties.

SMALL WONDER: Cyclamen coum grow well with snowdrops.

Gardening: Stars of winter

Many gardeners probably had a lovely show of container-grown flowers last year, but, then, come the colder months, they struggled to succeed with any colourful plants to take their place.

ON GUARD: Newly-planted trees may need protecting from pests like rabbits or deer.

Gardedning: Navigating roots

Time flies, and with it comes an annual dilemma for many gardeners thinking of planting a tree or shrub – whether to get the job done or wait until spring.

WINTER WONDER: Senecio is proving to be more than just a star of summer.

Gardening: The tough get going

Senecio is a plant that people normally associate with summer, but the one pictured here was blooming last week – admittedly in a sheltered spot – 600ft up in the Pennines.

HOME AND DRY: Viburnum opulus can tolerate heavy, damp ground.

Gardening: Raining champs

We all need cheering up. Forget about winter, start thinking about spring – and then the glory of a proper English summer.

Nick Coulter planting up his plot six weeks after the site opened.. Picture Tony Johnson

Fresh air, veg and banter at new Leeds allotment space

Gardeners are overjoyed that a Leeds allotments is open for business after a six-year wait – and want people to take advantage of its “beautiful spot”.

CAPTION: SEEING RED: Poppies are still blooming.

Gardening: Fallen offerings

The Tour de France’s visit to Yorkshire in 2014 left a lasting impression. Yellow was the colour and cycling was the name of the game. Two years later, some parts of the county are still remembering what was an epic occasion – only in a very different way.

LAVENDER: A wonderful plant with a wonderful array of uses.

Gardening: Lavender - the bees knees

Lavender has all kinds of uses and a fragrance gardeners love. David Overend reports.

Leeds made its mark at this year's Yorkshire in Bloom awards.

City strikes gold in awards

Gardening enthusiasts struck gold for the city at this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom awards.

RICH PICKINGS: Rowans are heavy with berries as nature prepares for winter.

Gardening: Berried treasure

Nature is busy producing food for the birds and a feast for the eyes. David Overend reports.

AUTUMN SHOW:  Rudbeckia produce a wonderful late burst of yellow and orange.

Gardening: Brightness falls

David Overend looks at plants that will bring a splash of colour to the garden before winter arrives.

TREND-SETTER: Honeywort is an unusual but stunning hardy annual.

Gardening: Rather rakish

Hardy beast Honeywort is all the rage with horticulture vultures, writes David Overend.

GREEN WITH ENVY: Hard work in the dying days of summer will keep your lawn healthy.

Gardening: Lawn and order

David Overend on how to prepare your pride and joy for the arrival of autumn.

MATCH STICKS: Rhubarb crowns are best planted in the spring or autumn.

Gardening: Stick with it

Rhubarb goes with Yorkshire better than custard. David Overend has tips on how to grow yours.

PRETTY TOUGH: Sedum sediforme Gold.

Gardening: Golden wonder

Sedum is a tough survivor and a summer delight for gardeners. David Overend reports.

Weed out green-fingered thieves this summer

Weed out green-fingered thieves this summer

Householders are being warned about the possibility of thefts of garden equipment now that summer seems to finally be on its way.

WILD THING: Cornflowers have become garden favourites.

Gardening: Pest to blest

Once regarded as weeds, cornflowers are now loved for their striking blooms. David Overend reports.

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