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Beware fake news, even in the garden | James Wong

From gender-defined peppers to fizzy drinks for plants – James Wong highlights the gardening world’s tall talesI love social media. In between the selfies and cat pictures, it can be a truly amazing way of connecting people across the planet with simi

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Pond repair on the allotment: ‘A reprieve for frogs – and me’ | Allan Jenkins

When it comes to fixing ponds, it’s a frog’s lifeI have always had a thing for frogs. They sit in tree hollows by the beach hut and often pop up on the plot. Howard takes spawn home with his girls, returns and re-wilds them when the frogs grow legs. T

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Doing the bright thing in our terraced family home

Light, airy and full of colour, French jeweller Raphaele Canot’s London house is a treasure trove of precious memoriesWhen the French-born and London-based jeweller Raphaele Canot decided to move on from Notting Hill in search of more space for her fami

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Live your life in colour

Bold, bright, brash... Give your home a cartoonish pop of colour. The secret? Have fun and be fearless Continue reading...

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Home spun: tactile interiors

Be it a weave, a knit or a painterly flourish, these textural interiors celebrate the tactile appeal of craftwork Continue reading...

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The UK's best gardens to visit this spring

See some of Britain’s most inspiring gardens – and bring home plants from their spring fairs Arley Hall and Gardens, Cheshire, 22 AprilArley Hall is known for many things, but not least its outstanding double herbaceous border planted in 1846, making

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How to grow the herb shiso perilla

This herb is far more than a garnish – and once you get a taste for it, you may find you want a ready supplyShiso perilla, better known as shiso in Japanese, tai to in Vietnamese and kkaennip or ggaenip in Korean, is one of those herbs that, if you know

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Gardens: what to do this week

Plant an early flowering rose, boost container plants and back Idle WomenPlant this If you are looking for an early flowering rose, consider Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’, whose double, buttery-yellow blooms appear from now into next month. It’s a 

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Where to move for… airports

Airports dampen property prices next door, but raise them once you can’t hear or smell the 747sAirports are our dirty secret. We hate them. Carbon footprints. Noise. Pollution. Security queues. Another bloody Caviar House. But we love what they do: 21 J

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Take time out to smell the jasmine

Fragrant climbers that can be planted right now, for knock-out scent all season longThere is a tendency to think about gardening as an entirely visual art form: a pursuit that is all about playing with the colours, forms and textures of the natural world.

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The history boys: how one couple’s funky flat is bringing the past alive

Rising design star Luke Edward Hall on colour, clutter and being brave when it comes to decoratingLuke Edward Hall, 29, and Duncan Campbell, 31, are not troubled by minimalism. Could you get away with a leopard-print carpet – even in the bedroom? Or a p

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The best spring salads to eat (or plant) now | Alys Fowler

It’s not yet time for fat heads of lettuce, but now is the moment to establish salad cropsSpring may be marching forth, but an abundance of greens is still a way off, so here we are in the hungry gap. It is not yet time for fat heads of lettuce, but the

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Where to move for ... retirement

Groovier baby boomers will return to cities, but generally they retire to Britain’s southern and East Anglian coastsBetween the ages of 18 and 65, the British population undergoes an astonishing metamorphosis. You can see it in the Office for National S

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Fish or feline? How to choose the right-sized pet for your home

The dachshund is becoming more popular – partly because they are a good fit for our increasingly cramped dwellings. But how much space do animal companions actually need?They were once bred for flushing out badgers, now the sausage dog is becoming popul

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