Gardening with Alan Gray and Will Giles

Rory Sasse, Joannah Metcalfe and Geoff Young make plans for Rory and Jen's garden near Newmarket

Newmarket: Can THIS really become our dream garden in 2015?

A new year dawns: the perfect time for a garden makeover. Particularly when the picture in your head shows vegetables and flowers and the reality is sticky soil and a leftover slab of concrete. Steven Russell hears about hopes and plans for 2015

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Sally Harriss, Maggie Nash and Jan Watson with two Tendring District Council open space rangers

Volunteer trio help to keep Memorial Gardens green at Clacton

Three green-fingered volunteers braved the cold and damp to give a makeover to a public garden.

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Sudbury in Bloom judges in Sudbury with the town council. Judges left to right, Julia Rackowe and Judy Paxton.

Sudbury in doom as council withdraws funding for summer flowers

Flower beds in an award-winning park could be devoid of colour next summer after the local authority withdrew funding for bedding plants.

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Sarah Devine

Sudbury: Devine garden wins Sarah top award in Sudbury in Bloom

A green-fingered Sudbury woman with a passion for plants has been awarded the top prize in this year’s Sudbury in Bloom competition.

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Farmer Steven Harrison has been working with the RSPB on a wild-life friendly area at Hockwold. Picture: Ian Burt

Blooming success of farm conservation work in The Brecks

They are like the fields your grandparents would remember.

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The Greener Growth gardening project at Hollesley Bay prison.
Jo Metcalfe who runs the project.

Hollesley Bay: Inside the walls of the prison garden - a haven for inmates

Gardening with a difference, this week, as Steven Russell visits a Suffolk prison where the power of nature is proving to be a force for good.

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Willow Cottage garden feature. Left to right, Kevin Boardley and John Ward.

Gallery: The garden Willow Cottage in Wlasham le Willows may have lost its name-sake but it has so much more to offer including a camomile lawn and peony fans

For many plant-lovers, August bank holiday means Walsham le Willows and its open gardens. Steven Russell enjoys an early visit to Willow Cottage… and finds out why the willow is no longer

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King of his castle. Mug of tea or coffee, seat under the pergola - in front of the pond. What could be better?

Felixstowe: Retired Suffolk detective Tony Allen just can’t stop gardening

He’s just recorded his first hole-in-one on the golf course and his ‘small but busy’ garden is looking a picture. No wonder Tony Allen’s pretty chipper. Steven Russell meets the retired Suffolk detective.

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Elspeth Dutton on her allotment with some of her produce at the Bluebell Allotments. Picture: Denise Bradley

Three Norfolk gardeners explain their for love for horticulture ahead of National Allotments Week

An allotment isn’t just for National Allotments Week (August 4 to 10), it’s for life. Slash your grocery bills, your food miles and your stress levels by joining the green-fingered allotment holders on their plots. STACIA BRIGGS speaks to three keen gardeners about why they love their allotments.

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The garden of Jim and Sarah Swinley, Reydon Grove House, Reydon

Gallery: Southwold garden is product of 30 years of love, commitment and beauty

We’ll have to hurry if we want to enjoy the Swinleys’ garden near Southwold, for when the end of the season approaches – and it will probably be our very, very last chance. Steven Russell finds out why.

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