As the garden races towards the longest day, take the following easy steps to stop it from peaking too early

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Lilac season

24.05.15

It doesn’t last long but the lilac season is stunning. Chose your varieties carefully – and enjoy their moment in the sun

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Dan has grand plans for his first return to the Chelsea Flower Show in years – a horticultural tribute to one of England’s greatest estates. Now all he needs to do is make some trees fly and move some gargantuan boulders across the country. Ed Cumming watches the fun

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The early-flowering perennials are happy to bask in the dappled sun under trees. Dan picks out some of the best.

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Keep an eye on the weather in this changeable month and you’ll be ready for the onset of the growing season

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