Alice Vincent, The Independent

Alice Vincent

The Independent

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Past articles by Alice:

‘It was always an artist’s garden’: How Charleston became Vanessa Bell’s muse

In her new book, ‘Why Women Grow’, Alice Vincent explores why women turn to the soil. In this extract, she retraces the steps of artist Vanessa Bell among the apple trees and rose bushes of Charleston in Sussex → Read More

From Olivia Rodrigo to Billie Eilish to Kendrick: How Glastonbury performers responded to America's attack on reproduction rights

News Roe v Wade had been overturned filtered through the UK's biggest musical festival, changing the mood and leading to spontaneous acts of protest on stage from Olivia Rodrigo, Lily Allen, Billie Eilish and Kendrick → Read More

10 ways to get more from your garden

Rather than notice only what needs doing, try to look for the good – and get tough on the clematis → Read More

Five of the best garden pots for autumn plants

Whether your outdoor space is geared towards timeless terracotta or portable plastic, here's how to choose the perfect container → Read More

Four ways to make the most of a small garden

Big doesn’t always mean better. With clever planting, you can have a space to be proud of → Read More

If we re-frame lockdown as an opportunity to hibernate until spring, things begin to look a little less bleak

While I miss my friends and the spontaneity of a social life, I’ve found it easier to cope with this time by accepting this stultification as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to just stop, and see what happens, says Alice Vincent → Read More

The frugal art of taking cuttings to make new plants

Taking cuttings is the best (and cheapest) way to keep your garden full of your favourite plants → Read More

How to holiday-proof your garden

A small miracle, in the Covid-era, has occurred: you’re going away. But what about your plants? → Read More

How being a nosy gardener can improve your own patch

Found yourself peering over garden gates? Here's how to turn your jealousy into practical tips → Read More

Why gardening is so good for your mental health

There’s nothing better for your state of mind than losing yourself among the pots and plants → Read More

How to perk up dingy corners of your garden

Thinking vertically in the garden can pay dividends – especially in dingy corners → Read More

Why your garden needs decluttering too

Whether you have an acre or a windowsill, our new weekly columnist Alice Vincent is here to help… → Read More

Who is Miss Anthropocene? A guide to Grimes’s weird new concept album

At long last, Grimes’s fifth album is here. → Read More

Caroline Flack's death is a travesty, and more complicated than many would like to admit

One can’t help but wonder if, in her final hours, broadcaster Caroline Flack saw the Valentine’s Day card that riffed on the assault story that defined the end of her brutally short career. → Read More

25 most embarrassing Oscar moments: from 'We Saw Your Boobs' to the Saving Private Ryan dance

Envelopegate, 'Adele Dazeem', the deaf children who weren't deaf… Remembering the disasters the Academy would rather forget → Read More

Exile, schizophrenic, nun: the truth about Prince Philip’s mother, Princess Alice

As Prince William pays tribute to his great-grandmother, Princess Alice, on Holocaust Memorial Day, Alice Vincent looks at how The Crown portrayed one of the Royal family’s most intriguing characters → Read More

Bafta nominations 2020: #BaftasSoWhite outcry after all-white acting nominations, and Joker leads with 11 nods

All-American films Once Upon A Time. → Read More

Cats faces $100 million losses – but could poetry get the cream?

It has not, all told, been a very happy Christmas for Cats. → Read More

‘You want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible’: the true love story behind When Harry Met Sally

On December 31, look back at one of the most iconic New Year’s Eve scenes in rom-com history → Read More

Making a Murderer: the story behind a confession that could change everything for Stephen Avery

Nearly four years have passed since Making a Murderer emerged on Netflix and made armchair detectives – and judges – of us all. → Read More