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Helen Yemm: what should I do with a sloping garden?

| November 21, 2014

Hold back: A sunny terrace with timber retaining walls Photo: Jonathan Buckley

Cottony scale

Q: A few weeks ago (while the weather was still mild) I discovered what I have since found to be cottony scale insects on a potted …

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Gardening calendar: mulch your dahlias

| November 21, 2014

Mulch around dahlias left in the ground over winter 

1 Delightful dahlias

If you leave your dahlias in the ground as we do at Perch Hill, cut back and mulch them now. Reduce stems to about 3in (8cm) and attach …

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Apium graveolens var. rapaceum ‘Ibis’

| November 21, 2014

A short entry by work-learn student Tamara Bonnemaison today. She was also the photographer.

Last week I woke up to the first frost of the year, and decided it was the perfect time for a morning stroll through UBC Botanical …

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How does your garden grow? The hairdresser, Hither Green, London

| November 21, 2014

I was meant to have this place. I lived in a bedsit up the road and was hairdressing for someone else at the time. It wasn’t even on the market, but I saw the shop and fell in love with …

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This Weekend: Ring in the Season with Bar Car Nights

| November 21, 2014

Photo: Victor Chu

Tonight is the first of ten special Bar Car Nights at the Garden. The Holiday Train Show provides the backdrop for these special evenings, with the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory aglow with festive lights and a number …

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Morning Eye Candy: Bright Lights, Little City

| November 21, 2014
Morning Eye Candy: Bright Lights, Little City

Here’s a sneak preview of what awaits tonight’s guests for our first Bar Car Night of the season. Tonight is also the kick-off of our new LGBT@NYBG event series, and we cannot wait …

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Give Thanks with Pumpkin Fudge

| November 21, 2014

No Thanksgiving is complete without a pumpkin dish—and it doesn’t hurt to spice it up with a little something extra…

If you’re ready to start a new tradition (enough already with the pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin cookies), consider …

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Seed saving: an introduction

| November 21, 2014

I’ve learned a huge amount in the time I’ve been learning to do without the garden centre but by far the biggest revelation has been the saving of seed. Once I’d cut through all the technical jargon and dismissed the …

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