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Gardening

New plants and products for 2017

New plants and products for 2017

Jane Slade looks at newly introduced products and plants beautiful enough to grace our gardens. Rosa Dame Judi Dench from David Austin Roses This enchanting Hybrid Musk variety named after one of Britain’s most beloved stars of stage and screen, is one of...

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Discover a new career as a gardener

Discover a new career as a gardener

  LOUISE MIDGLEY discovers it’s never too late to cultivate a career in gardening, especially with the Women’s Farm and Garden Association The WFGA may not be a charitable organisation on many peoples radar but mention the Land Army movement of which it is a...

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Hanging baskets brighten platforms in East Anglia

Hanging baskets brighten platforms in East Anglia

  LOUISE MIDGLEY wishes her local train station looked as beautiful as the ones in Ipswich, Stowmarket and Diss The daily commute for the fortunate passengers of three railway stations on the Norwich to London mainline has been greatly improved by an eye-catching...

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Plantlife campaign to save our road verge

Plantlife campaign to save our road verge

LOUISE MIDGLEY explains why we need to protect a vital habitat of many wild flowers and animals: the humble road verge Verdant verges are estimated to cover a whopping 600,000 acres across Britain and with the right maintenance are able to support a vast spectrum of...

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Flowers fit for a baby Princess

Flowers fit for a baby Princess

LOUISE MIDGLEY reveals the varieties of plants named after Royal Princesses including the new Clematis Charlotte and Auricula Charlotte, named after Kate and William's baby daughter Following the birth of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, two outstanding plants have...

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Swannington in Bloom

Swannington in Bloom

LOUISE MIDGLEY recommends a delightful day out in Swannington exploring English country gardens rounded off with a traditional cream tea The owners of 10 gardens in the Norfolk village of Swannington, will be throwing open their gates to welcome the public to a feast...

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Chris Beardshaw’s Healthy Cities garden

Chris Beardshaw’s Healthy Cities garden

  JANE SLADE gives us a glimpse of the garden Chris Beardshaw designed for this year's Chelsea Flower Show and which will become part of a new community project in East London Distinguished plantsman, consummate designer and much-loved broadcaster Chris Beardshaw...

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Garden Photography competition winners

Garden Photography competition winners

Congratulations to the five lucky winners of our Garden Photography competition for their inspiring photographs which are published below From the moment the competition was posted online, a wonderful array of images came flooding in from all parts of the UK and...

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The One-Pot Gourmet Gardener

The One-Pot Gourmet Gardener

LOUISE MIDGLEY is inspired by a book that shows you how to grow all the ingredients you need for a recipe in one pot An estimated quarter of the population are now having a go at growing their own fresh produce and although demand for allotments is high,...

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New plants and products for spring

New plants and products for spring

LOUISE MIDGLEY checks out the new plants and products to brighten and enliven your garden this spring Desdemona (Musk Hybrid) Rosarians will covet the three new English Roses being introduced to the extensive collection of David Austin Roses, this season. My absolute...

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