Gardens

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Biodiversity bonanza! Why it is time to let weeds go wild in our gardens
The Royal Horticultural Society has just awarded a gold medal to a garden full of ragwort and other weeds – and there are some clear benefits to letting nature take its course

26, Jul, 2021 @1:29 PM

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Roses out, olives in: the new English garden in a time of climate crisis
Oxford Botanic Garden is 400 years old, but the climate emergency is forcing a review of what seeds it sows for the future

James Tapper

25, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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What defines a proper garden?
How about living walls or terrariums? It’s complicated, says James Wong

James Wong

25, Jul, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Late summer colour on the roof terrace
After time away, it’s time for some emergency colour at home, writes Allan Jenkins

Allan Jenkins

25, Jul, 2021 @5:15 AM

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Tim Dowling: which courgette is the evil poisoner, yellow or green? | Tim Dowling
‘I’ll never eat another courgette in my life,’ the oldest says

Tim Dowling

24, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘There’s a lot more out at night’: a beginner’s guide to spotlighting
In lockdown there are few things more thrilling than traipsing into the dark looking for animals – in Australia, at least

Alyx Gorman

23, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Isolation nation: loneliness afflicts people and pets – and now even plants are feeling it
‘Freedom day’ is bad news for houseplants, which relish the sounds and vibrations of human company

19, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Plants to bring you glorious scent all year round
Choose carefully and your garden need never be without sweet smells, says James Wong

James Wong

18, Jul, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Slugs and snails are helping themselves
Why won’t they share? They are eating my peas and beans alive, says Allan Jenkins

Allan Jenkins

18, Jul, 2021 @5:15 AM

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‘Not in this town’: artwork about Britain’s ‘nuclear colonialism’ removed
Tory councillors are accused of censorship over installation on atom bomb tests in Australia in a Southend park

Donna Ferguson

17, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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How to grow summer savory | Alys Fowler
For herb butter or love potions, this is a winner

Alys Fowler

17, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Frankenstein’s monstera: how popular indoor plants go rogue in the Australian bush
Yesterday’s hottest-trending plants have become today’s invasive weeds. Here’s how to prevent history from repeating

Ria Andriani

11, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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