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4:26pm Friday 11th July 2014
Lieut-Col Booth killed in battle. By the last advices from New Zealand, received here on Wednesday morning, of the war between the British and the Insurgent Maoris, it is with much sorrow that we perceive among the list of killed Lieut-Col H Booth, 43rd Light Infantry, a young and distinguished officer, and a native of Northallerton.
4:18pm Friday 11th July 2014
1:51pm Friday 4th July 2014
Keep an eye on emerging cabbage leaves for tell-tale holes and pick off any cabbage white caterpillars you find before they do any more damage. To control them and stop the female butterflies laying their eggs, you need to keep fine mesh covers which were put on earlier in the season in place.
1:49pm Friday 4th July 2014
1:45pm Friday 4th July 2014
These vigorous hardy geraniums will cover ground faster than weeds and produce some of the prettiest summer flowers in shades ranging from white to pink to purple, making them ideal candidates for the front of the border. They will grow in any reasonable garden soil in sun or shade and should suppress weeds effectively as well as looking good under trees, although you may have to pull clumps out from time to time to keep them contained.
1:43pm Friday 4th July 2014
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4:10pm Friday 20th June 2014
WHEN I open my patio doors and breathe in the delicious scent of my neighbour’s mock orange, with its pretty white flowers cascading conveniently over my garden fence, I know that summer is really here.
3:42pm Friday 13th June 2014
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FOOTWEAR is an essential part of comfortable gardening and Backdoorshoes have new designs of Shedshoes with men in mind. They’re lightweight, slip on and off easily and the new Mulchwood design makes a change from boring old block colours that you find in other gardening clogs. £20, www.backdoorshoes.co.uk
4:56pm Friday 30th May 2014
THERE are some combinations that make life feel better – strawberries and cream, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, gin and tonic ... but for me, one of the classic combinations which will always bring a heavenly note to summer is the pairing of clematis and roses.
3:37pm Friday 23rd May 2014
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THEIR lollipop blooms always make a statement in a border.The most majestic is the giant A. giganteum, which grows to 1.2m (4ft) and produces impressive lilac ballshaped flowers in early summer. The popular A. cristophii has a narrow growth habit which means bulbs can be slotted between other plants in the garden during autumn. Alliums will thrive in any well-drained soil in full sun.
3:31pm Friday 23rd May 2014
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3:57pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
NO garden should be without tulips, whether you just have room for a few in a pot or a big enough area for a stunning display. They are the majestic queens of spring in colours from white, red and yellow to peach and deep burgundy.
3:55pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
MAINCROP carrots can now be sown outside directly into the ground, for lifting in September and October. Sow thinly in rows 30cm apart in deep, fertile and sandy soil, or if your soil is heavy or stony, go for short-rooted varieties.
3:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
3:53pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
As BBC2’s muchanticipated new gardening show The Big Allotment Challenge hopes to repeat the success of Bake Off, Hannah Stephenson talks to the man nicknamed ‘Judge Dread’, life-long horticulturalist Jim Buttress, about the problems of staging a TV gardening competition.
2:34pm Friday 11th April 2014
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3:41pm Friday 4th April 2014
GARDENING guru Alan Titchmarsh is looking forward to getting his hands dirty at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. Instead of wearing a sharp suit to present the show, for the first time in 30 years, he will be wearing a pair of gloves and designing a garden instead.
3:40pm Friday 4th April 2014
These amazing trees and shrubs can form the focal point of a garden in spring with their enormous goblet-shaped blooms in shades of pink or white. I love the standalone impressive M. grandiflora, which is really a tree, which will reach 7m (21ft), bearing creamy white blooms, sometimes as large as dinner plates, between July and September.
3:39pm Friday 4th April 2014
3:39pm Friday 4th April 2014
3:03pm Friday 28th March 2014
IF YOUR planting is attracting bees, butterflies and other wildlife, your shed is devoid of pesticides and your fruit and veg are strictly organic, then you are already heading along the right road to eco-friendliness.
3:01pm Friday 28th March 2014
If you love its crunchy texture in salads, use it to accompany hearty cheeses, or just add it to soups and casseroles, then it's time to start celery seeds off in a greenhouse (or anywhere you can maintain a temperature of 15C).
2:59pm Friday 28th March 2014
ALTHOUGH they don't generally appear until April, these fragile-looking bulbs with nodding, bell-shaped heads of white or purple, intricately marked with shaded squares, are now widely available in full bloom in garden centres, so you might want to treat yourself to a pot for spring.
2:59pm Friday 28th March 2014
4:20pm Friday 21st March 2014
Stuck on the usual ‘flowers or chocolates’ dilemma? Why not find some inspiration in the garden this Mother’s Day, and treat the woman who knows you best to everything from decorative twine to wind chimes, seed collections or serious tools.
4:18pm Friday 21st March 2014
NOW Is a good time to start sowing broad beans, an underrated veg which are delicious boiled for about 10 minutes and then mixed with melted butter and fried bacon, or tuned into a summer soup or puree.
4:16pm Friday 21st March 2014
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