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    Gardening

    What your weeds are telling you

    Plants tell stories and the abundant weeds that clothe the soil here have much to say.

    The broad appeal of the humble broad bean

    Broad beans are foolproof, good value for money and add vibrancy and fresh scents to your garden.

    A little help from my friends

    As a kid, I vividly remember how the sight of roaming chooks in her ornamental garden would ruffle my Mum’s feathers.

    The heat is on

    I love the way a brick wall soaks up heat, holding it fast all day, then radiating it out into the air as the evening cools.

    A loquat by any other name

    Tips for growing loquats in your backyard.

    MAKING EVERY DROP OF WATER COUNT

    If you’re unsure watering is needed, check the top 5cm of the soil.

    GARDENING: I GET IT NOW

    He warned me when we bought our house about the size of the garden and the amount of work it would take. I didn’t believe him, of course. I do now.

    VIVE LA DIFFERENCE IN THE GARDEN

    It was the web of life in action. And it showed that the more connections we put in place, the greater the resilience of our little ecosystems.

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