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Monday, September 16, 2019

Home & Garden

The man who put romance back into roses for Valentine’s Day

Try David Austin’s colourful, fragrant and repeat-flowering roses for something personal, surprising and original on the 14thValentine’s Day, when unromantic people splurge on overpriced roses and expensive...

The Marie Kondo wars: how Netflix’s clutter consultant is sparking domestic unrest

The Japanese expert has a show that aims to help us streamline our lives. But it is just as likely to end up sowing discord among couplesName: Marie...

The joy of growing extinct plants

Some plants can no longer survive in the wild, but hand-pollinated seeds allow them to live on in your home patchThere is something fascinatingly weird about us...

How to grow winter aconites

Jolly polished flowers will create a pool of buttery sunlight into FebruaryThere is a little glimmer of hope at the beginning of January, a pool of buttery...

A beautiful hanging basket – and six other signs you’ve mastered adulthood

Millennials like me are being credited with soaring sales of the pendulous blooms. It’s one of the ways we can convince ourselves we are in control of our lives

This way to the house of easement

Other words for toilets | Arms to Saudi Arabia | Wasabi KitKat | Clergy as tulipsLinda Fishwick objects to the use of “bathroom” to designate the room...

Gardening tips: plant elephant’s ears

Then sow poached egg plants and join a plant society to meet likeminded gardenersPlant this Bergenias, or elephant’s ears, can tolerate shade, especially in tricky places such as under...

How to buy and set up a tall cold frame

It’s a big investment, but you’ll reap the rewards if you sow and grow under glass, says our gardening expertEvery gardener dreams of one day owning a...

Guide To Decorating Your Living Room

Decorating a living room is like giving it a quick makeover or a facelift.  Remove the old, bring in the new and give your space a new, fresh look. This job can...

Gardening tips: plant tree ivy

Then trim hellebores and invest in a guide to cacti and succulentsPlant this Tree ivy (× Fatshedera lizei) is one of the few plants that thrives indoors or...

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