Different doors for different folks … New York City. Photograph: Alamy
The best city stories on the web this week explore the new idea of “urban physics”, ask what impact Airbnb is having on our cities and debate the controversial …
The Victory Garden is gaining ground again, 70 years after redefining gardening in America. Check out our infographic to learn more.
I had a chance to experience two of the worlds biggest flowers recently, only mere weeks apart.
The first was the infamous corpse flower, amorphophallus titanum (which means giant misshapen phallus). There is a specimen at MSU near my house …
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The stunning, silver-splashed foliage of Begonia taliensis. Photograph: Ben Ram
I was introduced to begonias at a very young age. I remember visiting the house of my great great aunt Gwen and in the greenhouse I found flowers the size …
‘The next time a slug admiringly eyes your lettuce, let it have its fill.’ Photograph: Petr Bonek/Alamy
When children eat their greens, we cheer. When other animals hanker after salad, we condemn them to death. In almost every garden across …
Blackberries in our garden. Photograph: ID5326230/GuardianWitnesss
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Across the UK, (extra)ordinary gardeners are working away in gardens and greenhouses, balconies and allotments, meadows and schoolyards.
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Composting toilets work on the basic principle of waste breaking down into pathogen-free compost. Photograph: Science & Society Picture Librar/SSPL/Getty
Until now the spread of the composting toilet has been one of environmentalism’s quieter and more unassuming movements – as …