Gardening advice

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How youthful plant lovers are shaking up staid old horticultural ways | James Wong
The younger generation is creating exciting new techniques and aesthetics via YouTube and Instagram

James Wong

16, Jan, 2022 @8:15 AM

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Birthday thoughts and inspiration from the past | Allan Jenkins
This month can be long and dark, but there are always moments of optimism

Allan Jenkins

16, Jan, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Give hellebores the time and they’ll flower their pretty little socks off | Alys Fowler
Blessed with a healthy appetite, if properly looked after these dazzling plants will increase gloriously year on year

Alys Fowler

15, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Houseplant of the week: four-coloured silver inch plant
With silver, pink, green and red stripes on succulent-like leaves, this fast-growing plant is easy to propagate

Gynelle Leon

14, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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I’m locked out of the allotment, but dream of new life and new planting | Allan Jenkins
Council plans have put allotment work on hold so I peer through the gate making plans

Allan Jenkins

09, Jan, 2022 @6:15 AM

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2022 gardening guide: what to do from January to June to make your summer bloom
It might be cold, but this is the perfect time to get into your garden and start preparing for a bountiful summer. Here’s a month-by month primer of key jobs

Lia Leendertz

08, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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It’s called stinking iris – but don’t let the name put you off, they brighten up a winter garden
This shade-loving iris comes into its own in winter, with berries that brighten dark corners and feed the birds. And the smell’s not that bad …

Alys Fowler

08, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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There’s a particular joy to being bad at things | Nell Frizzell
Keeping an allotment has reminded me that in order to master a new skill, you have to struggle. And that’s the best part, says Nell Frizzell, author of The Panic Years

Nell Frizzell

08, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Houseplant of the week: fishbone cactus
Treat this unusual, pet-friendly cactus right and you may get pretty flowers and plump green fruit

Gynelle Leon

07, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Cultivating calm: how gardening helps me find peace
Thanks to an elderly neighbour, Rebecca Nicholson started gardening and has not stopped reaping the fruits of her labours in terms of mind, body and soul

Rebecca Nicholson

04, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Why are we breeding such ugly flowers?
Gaudy blooms in jarring colours… a clear case of gilding the lily

James Wong

02, Jan, 2022 @8:15 AM

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Get ahead of the curve – by planning which plants you’ll grow this year | Allan Jenkins
Prepare to reap what you sow – but be sure to do it your way

Allan Jenkins

02, Jan, 2022 @6:15 AM

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