• What urban growers can learn from London’s first all-edible street garden
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    What urban growers can learn from London’s first all-edible street garden

    Behind most imposing rows of grand houses in London’s smarter postcodes, you’ll find something far more endearing: a mews. Cobbled and dinky, these former stables and servants’ lodgings now (usually) house millionaires of their own, but that doesn’t stop me taking an idle wander down them most weeks. As a container gardener, I never fail to find inspiration from the pavement-bound landscaping that crops up outside the front doors.

  • How to feed your soil in autumn for better veg in spring
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    How to feed your soil in autumn for better veg in spring

    Healthy soil leads to healthy veg and, as we swing into autumn, it’s time to enrich your plot for 2020. Adding organic matter soon – compost or well-rotted manure – gives friendly soil organisms time to work their magic and incorporate the good stuff over the winter.

  • Winter greens and cuttings: September tips for balcony and urban gardeners
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    Winter greens and cuttings: September tips for balcony and urban gardeners

    I know it might sound ridiculous, but it was the Harvest Moon and – bear with me – a gong bath that made me do it. I was acknowledging the former in the midst of the latter (a process of lying on a yoga mat while listening to a stranger banging a gong; it’s meditative) when I realised that I’d not sown much this year to reap.

  • Three gardens to visit this weekend
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    Three gardens to visit this weekend

    Hidden in the blissful setting of the Blackdown Hills, South Wood Farm is a garden that exemplifies how contemporary design can be brilliantly harmonious with the English country garden idyll. Designed by Arne Maynard around the 17th-century thatched farmhouse, this is quite simply a garden not to be missed, not least for its welcoming courtyard and mouthwatering kitchen gardens; the overall sense of place is unforgettable. All the details, from the immaculate knot garden to the various hard surfaces of gravel, cobbles and steps, are meticulous; add in the peacefulness of early autumn and you are in for a treat.

  • The best gardening events and flower shows and where to book tickets
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    The best gardening events and flower shows and where to book tickets

    If you love gardens and you're in need of some inspiration, here's our guide to the big gardening events and flower shows happening in the UK this season.

  • 9 of the best real Christmas trees and where to buy them
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    9 of the best real Christmas trees and where to buy them

    Christmas wouldn't quite be the same without the aesthetic that comes along with it. Sparkling lights, Christmas trees and red, green and gold baubles.

  • Could 'green lamp posts' be the solution to our air pollution problem?
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    Could 'green lamp posts' be the solution to our air pollution problem?

    Clean air in the capital has been making headlines left, right and centre over the last couple of months; and for good reason. Public Health England has data showing that seven of every 100 deaths in central London can be attributed to pollution levels and, last year for brief periods, pollution levels were worse than Beijing.

  • The best apps to identify unknown plants and flowers
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    The best apps to identify unknown plants and flowers

    There are hundreds of thousands of different plant and flower varieties in the world, meaning it takes a special kind of knowledge to differentiate your Dracula simia (or 'Monkey Face Orchid') from your Rafflesia keithii (or 'Corpse Flower').

  • Neighbours embroiled in 'almighty row' over flowers using handwritten notes 'is most British thing ever'
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    Neighbours embroiled in 'almighty row' over flowers using handwritten notes 'is most British thing ever'

    "There have been no raised voices - just paper pinned to a post."

  • Chelsea Flower Show 2019: dates, tickets, transport advice and the best day to go
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    Chelsea Flower Show 2019: dates, tickets, transport advice and the best day to go

    It's the most glamorous event on the gardening calendar and now the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show is returning for its 106th year.

  • Top 10 chillies in order of heat - how many can you eat?
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    Top 10 chillies in order of heat - how many can you eat?

    Sweet peppers and chillies, which can be grown as early as January, are great for their health benefits, versatility in cooking and the delicious flavour they bring to a range of meals.

  • How to Adopt a Wayward Plant
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    How to Adopt a Wayward Plant

    How does one adopt a plant? It’s a novel idea, but surely one that would fit in well with a new generation of green-fingered environmentalists. Keep reading to learn more about plant recycling and how it’s flourished over the last few years into a sensational summer event.

  • How to attract bees to your garden
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    How to attract bees to your garden

    Bees are disappearing at an alarming rate which could impact our food supplies but also turn our brightly-coloured meadows into grey hinterlands. By moving from flower to flower, they are vital pollinators of many garden and wild flowers. So how do we attract more of them to our gardens? Here are Jean Vernon's top tips.

  • The rise of vegan gardening
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    The rise of vegan gardening

    The plant-based movement is proving so popular, even our gardens are going vegan.

  • Gardening is just as good for you as going to the gym
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    Gardening is just as good for you as going to the gym

    A good excuse to cancel your next class

  • What to do with your Christmas tree after Christmas
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    What to do with your Christmas tree after Christmas

    As January beckons and the festive season draws to a close, children across the land will soon be removing the angel atop their tree, and parcelling up the decorations for next year. One by one, our much-beloved Christmas trees will be left out in the cold to await their fate. This sorry sight of branches protruding from wheelie bins and limp, lacklustre trees on pavements is enough to bring a tear to one’s eye.