PATTIE BARRON

The inside story

As the darkest months descend, use plants to add warmth and sophistication to your home all through winter.

Flamboyant flowers

Plunder the plant store and drag our your houseplants - this is your chance to show off your brightly-coloured summer sizzlers.

Zero tolerance

Pattie Barron goes on the offensive in the war against weeds

Harvest your hard work

Use the fruits of your labour in the garden to make original Christmas decorations, and save money. Pattie Barron gets 10 inspiring ideas from gardener Sarah Raven