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Fritillary meadow

Of all the sights of spring, this is the best. There's no debate about it, is there? Thousands of Snake's Head...
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Foxglove tree

The Foxglove Tree, or Paulownia tormentosa, is one of the best flowering trees out there.
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The walled garden at The Pig

The food at The Pig Hotel in the New Forest comes from its own walled kitchen garden. We've seen some stunning walled...
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Judas Tree

It's nearly Easter, and just in time, the Judas Tree, or Cercis siliquastrum, flowers.
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It’s rhubarb time

Finally, the rhubarb is ready. Look at its lovely thick red stems, fading to green at the ends. Oh, I loved sniffing...
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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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Fritillary meadow

Of all the sights of spring, this is the best. There's no debate about it, is there? Thousands of Snake's Head...

Recipes

Botanical food and drink

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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