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  • Lockdown Gardens in Bloom: the results!

    The results are in! See who's nabbed the top spots in our first ever Lockdown Gardens in Bloom competition with gorgeous gardens and homewares boutique Olive & Sage.

  • This year’s hottest garden trends

    We've never appreciated our gardens more than during lockdown - here's how to transform them following trends from our Lockdown Gardens in Bloom competition.

  • 8 unusual herbs to spice up your life

    Or your cooking and cocktails at the very least! Get your chops around these unusual herbs, perfect for everything from pepping up your barbecue to sweetening your mojito. Arriba!

  • Lockdown garden stunners

    Entered Muddy's Lockdown Gardens in Bloom yet? Stake out your competition here and snap your space to win part of our £1000 prize pot to spend at Olive & Sage.

  • Muddy ‘Lockdown Gardens in Bloom’ is GO!

    Calling all green fingered goddesses! We want to see your lockdown gardening handiwork. Snap your space and post it on Instagram for the chance to win vouchers (there's £1000 up for grabs) to spend online at gorgeous garden and homewares boutique Olive & Sage.

  • Pimp your patio with these 18 outdoor buys

    We’re swapping holidays abroad for le jardín this summer, so best make it the ultimate destination. Cue the Muddy shopping edit of the coolest accessories to deck out your outdoor space.

  • Gardening books

    10 of the best gardening books

    Fancy getting all green fingered in the garden but don't really know where to start? Here's a helping hand with 10 terrific tomes to add to your reading list.

  • Grow your own vegetable garden

    10 idiot-proof veg to grow now

    (Or how not to get scurvy during lockdown). Here's how to go self-sufficient, thanks to TV gardener Toby Buckland's top veg patch tips. Ready the trowels!

  • 8 flowers to choose for a cutting garden

    Dibbers at the ready! Garden broadcaster Toby Buckland picks a pocketful of posies that anyone - yes, even you with the dead house plants - can grow.

  • Muddy Meets: Freddie Strickland, Garden Designer

    Freddie Strickland studied Garden and Landscape design at the Eden Project and is now a finalist in the RHS Young Designer of the Year. Muddy picked his brains on what we should all be doing in the garden this month, his favourite indoor plants and finding inspiration in Cornwall's sub-tropical gardens.

  • Garden Party

    Venturing out into your garden for the first time this year? Here's all the cool cooking and homeware kit you need to jazz it up for summer. BBQ round mine, everyone!

  • Garden totally frazzled?

    Wilted borders and a lawn resembling the Gobi desert? Yup, us too. But happily we've got all the heatwave-combating garden tips.

  • How to grow a cutting garden

    Fancy a house full of freshly cut blooms? Muddy gets top tips on creating your own cutting garden from Fowey-based florists and growers, The Garden Gate Flower Company.

  • Give Bees a Chance: 5 Buzz-Friendly Flowers for Your Garden

    The importance and plight of bumblebees is big news in Cornwall right now, with exhibitions, auctions and community campaigns taking up their cause. What can we do to help? Plant a few of these bee-friendly blooms this spring.

  • Summer Bulbs To Plant In Your Cornish Garden Now

    Whether you’re a green-fingered goddess or an amateur, fumbling with a fork (that’s me), it’s spring and the garden can no longer be ignored. Looking for some inspiration for the humble Muddy plot, I turned to Cornish horticulturalist Barbara Tremain for some creative ideas to keep us busy in the garden in the year ahead.

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