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Foraging

By Kate Bradbury in Gardeners' musings
I've been out foraging. Not from the hedgerows, but from parks, canal banks and graveyards. Continue reading...
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Growing courgettes

By Pippa Greenwood in Grow & eat
I adore home-grown courgettes. They lack that slightly bitter taste and spongy texture you can get with supermarket specimens. Continue reading...
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Growing and harvesting broad beans

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
12 July 2010 at 11:29
Picking broad beans really is a family affair in the Pasco household. The fat, swollen pods are full of promise and we eagerly pop them open to release the harvest. Continue reading...
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Growing garlic

By Lila Das Gupta in Grow & eat
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is always a good place to look for new 'grow your own' ideas. [...] my highlights for 2010 were garlic and blueberries. Continue reading...
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Building a pond

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I've been building, not so much a garden pond, as a playground pond. And the first problem with playgrounds is that they are all-over tarmac. Continue reading...
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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

By James Alexander-Sinclair in Gardeners' musings
Today begins the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which is held in the grounds of one of the very finest royal palaces, resonant with history. It is also the biggest flower show in the world. Continue reading...
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Saving foxglove seeds

By Kate Bradbury in Plants
Last spring I found a foxglove seedling in a pot, which had presumably self-seeded from a neighbour's garden. Excited, I potted it on and nurtured it in anticipation of seeing it flower this year. Continue reading...
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Pests and problems

By Pippa Greenwood in Gardeners' musings
This year we held our annual Gardeners' Question Time Garden Party at our GQT garden at Sparsholt College near Winchester, Hampshire. Continue reading...
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Edible flowers

By Adam Pasco in Grow & eat
Why do people turn their noses up at edible flowers? What could be more delicious than beautiful chive heads tossed into a salad? Continue reading...
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Summer berries

By Lila Das Gupta in Allotments
There's a simple way to find out which summer berries are worth growing: eat them! Everyone has different taste, so what appeals to one person may not to another. Continue reading...
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