11:14am Friday 24th October 2014
SO it's official - a walk to take in the seasonal colours of autumn is good for our wellbeing, according to new research by the National Trust. Indeed, now is the time for considering what we might want to plant to give us a blaze of autumn colour in future years. Here are some of the places you may find inspiration this autumn
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THIS spreading, rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial has insignificant creamy bell-shaped flowers in midsummer before inflated, papery 5cm lanterns emerge which turn from green to beige and then orange-red in autumn.
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These bright and breezy perennials bring a ray of sunshine to the late summer border with their golden, darkeyed daisy flowers, and do particularly well in sunny situations where the soil isn’t too dry.
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AS summer marches on, many perennials are now fading, while annuals continue to colour borders and patios. But savvy gardeners should also be thinking creatively with shrubs which will extend the season and provide colour and structure to the border.
4:46pm Friday 8th August 2014
There’s no shortage of inspiration when it comes to UK gardens – so if you’re staying at home this summer, take a notepad, pen and camera to some of the best in the country. Garden curators Jon Webster, from RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon, and Paul Cook, from RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire, offer their own preferences
4:41pm Friday 8th August 2014
ANYONE who has grown garlic this year should check the crop for lifting any time now. It should be done when the tops of the plants start to die back and the lower leaves begin to go brown. You may still have a few weeks to go, but when you see the leaves decline, stop watering, which will help cure the garlic.
4:40pm Friday 8th August 2014
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SOME may consider them gaudy, others associate them with children’s gardening, but sunflowers do cheer up the summer garden with their huge yellow flowers above fantastically tall stems. The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is traditionally single and yellow, but there are double and red varieties, dwarfs and giants, growing up to 10ft tall.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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