Gardening with Alan Gray and Will Giles

Jane Bastow in 'my playground' - a vast greenhouse 11 feet wide and 3 feet long. She spends many happy hours there, tending her plants. The statue is there temporarily, protected from the cold because it's not frost-hardy.

‘The garden was my solace.’ Jane Bastow’s Suffolk acre is open for the National Gardens Scheme

It was meant to be part of Jane and Byron’s big dream, but fate intervened – cruelly. Happily, though, the garden they’d planned to create together has proved a real comfort over 20-odd years. Steven Russell enjoys a visit to north Suffolk.

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The glory of Helmingham Hall and its gardens. Photo: Marianne Majerus

Two of the nation’s best gardeners live in Suffolk and Essex. Who are they?

Two of the most significant female gardeners of the past 60 years live in Suffolk and Essex. Steven Russell discovers the secrets of their magic

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The 'contemporary curved courtyard' in Ipswich for which Sue Townsend won the 'small residential garden' award.

From lobbying for the retail industry in Brussels to award-winning gardens

It’s funny how life takes its twists and turns, writes Steven Russell.

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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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