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Pheasant’s Eye daffodils

Whoever did have my allotment before me was very considerate of my needs. Not only did they fail to garden the plot, so...
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Handkerchief Tree

Davidia involucrata really does look as though it's covered in hankies.
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Nettle soup

Cook common garden stinging nettles in a delicious and very healthy soup.
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Galeux d’eysines squash

Galeux d'eysines is a strange, tasty, warty squash. 'Ugh!' exclaimed my partner on seeing this squash for the first...
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Dicentra

Dicentra, or bleeding heart, is stunning up close and good in groups. I love the dicentra on my balcony, but I'll...
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Rhododendron palaces

The rhododendrons are just coming into bloom. Personally, I don't much like these shrubs unless they're huge and en...

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Pheasant’s Eye daffodils

Whoever did have my allotment before me was very considerate of my needs. Not only did they fail to garden the plot, so...

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nettle soup

Nettle soup

Cook common garden stinging nettles in a delicious and very healthy soup.
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Urban gardens

image copyright Mark Ridsdill-Smith

Vertical gardening

Meet the tiny London balcony and windowsills that vertical gardener Mark Ridsdill-Smith grows an abundant harvest on.
Union street orchard

An orchard in the street

The clever people at Wayward Plants transformed an empty site in south London into the Union Street urban orchard for a summer.

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Our new garden

We're very lucky in many ways that our new garden doesn't need a great deal doing to it. It isn't submerged under weeds...