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Morning Eye Candy: Autumn Light

Morning Eye Candy: Autumn Light

| September 21, 2014

Morning Eye Candy: Autumn Light

September afternoon cast an unmistakable yellowish glow on the grounds.

In the Home Gardening Center – Photo by Ivo M. Vermeulen

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Kevin McCloud: why productive gardens make a grand design

Kevin McCloud: why productive gardens make a grand design

| September 20, 2014

A real buzz: beekeeping will make its Grand Designs Live debut, says Kevin McCloud Photo: Paula Beetlestone

If you’ve watched Grand Designs, you know that Kevin McCloud is passionate about design, but how does he feel about gardening?

“I think …

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Gardens: collecting seeds | Dan Pearson

Gardens: collecting seeds | Dan Pearson

| September 20, 2014

Next generation: a beautifully architectural angelica seedhead. Photograph: National Geographic Image Collection/Alamy

I’m letting some plants bolt to provide seed for next year. The garden looks ragged as a result, with leaf beet sprawling under its own weight and the …

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Alys Fowler: Japanese wineberries

Alys Fowler: Japanese wineberries

| September 19, 2014

Japanese wineberry: ‘A very useful plant for the margins of the garden.’ Photograph: Tim Gainey/Alamy

BBetween lakes Como and Maggiore, high up on a twisting hillside road, the forests are littered with Japanese wineberries, Rubus phoenicolasius. When I visited, every …

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This Weekend: The Haunted Pumpkin Garden is Back!

This Weekend: The Haunted Pumpkin Garden is Back!

| September 19, 2014

The countdown to Halloween has officially begun with tomorrow’s debut of The Haunted Pumpkin Garden! From now through October 31 the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden will be taken over by eye-catching pumpkins and spooky fun for all ages.

Kids can …

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A beginner’s guide to autumn foraging

A beginner’s guide to autumn foraging

| September 19, 2014

Rowan, a beautiful deciduous tree whose fruit can be used to make jelly. Photograph: unknown/Carl Legge

The heat of summer has its afterglow in the colours and tastes of autumn. Plants have been garnering goodness which they store in fruit …

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How to set up your own community allotment

How to set up your own community allotment

| September 19, 2014

Vegetables grown at Hartlepool Team 34’s allotment Photograph: Maria Evrenos
14. Hartlepool Team 34: A Lot O’ Love

Age: Just over a year

Location: Hartlepool, Teesside

Why it started

As part of the Prince’s Trust Team programme – a personal …

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The allotment that helps abused and neglected children thrive

The allotment that helps abused and neglected children thrive

| September 19, 2014

Kelly Henderson, in the allotment she built with a group of energetic teenagers. Photograph: Maria Evrenos
14. Hartlepool Team 34: A Lot O’ Love

“When I first told people about the project they said, ‘Great, we’ll be burgled every week …

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