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Weeding Tips for Your Garden

The Dirty Secret About Weeding

Weeding Tips for Your Garden Weeding Tips for Your Garden Athletes and coaches study game tapes of their opponents, looking for weaknesses and other clues on how to get the upper hand. That’s how gardeners should look at weeds, learning as much as they can about the plants and all their moves. The process starts with learning the names, because …

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Garden Flowers: Not Too Late for Annuals

It’s Not Too Late for a Flower Garden

Garden Flowers: Not Too Late for Annuals Garden Flowers: Not Too Late for Annuals My farmer-florist neighbor Jennifer Elliott’s 15-acre organic operation in the Hudson Valley is like a giant cutting garden from April to November. So it was to Ms. Elliott and another flower-focused friend that I turned for a strategy in a year when having some version of …

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How and When to Prune in Your Garden

Is It Time to Prune Yet?

How and When to Prune in Your Garden How and When to Prune in Your Garden Daunted by when to prune which flowering shrub — and how? This short refresher course could raise your confidence level. I know few more masterly pruners than Jeff Jabco, who in June marks 30 years at Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where …

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It’s Not Too Late for a Flower Garden

It’s Not Too Late for a Flower Garden

It’s Not Too Late for a Flower Garden It’s Not Too Late for a Flower Garden My farmer-florist neighbor Jennifer Elliott’s 15-acre organic operation in the Hudson Valley is like a giant cutting garden from April to November. So it was to Ms. Elliott and another flower-focused friend that I turned for a strategy in a year when having some …

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Shopping Your Garden – The New York Times

Shopping Your Garden - The New York Times

Shopping Your Garden – The New York Times Shopping Your Garden – The New York Times Armed with a Japanese weeding knife and my favorite trowel, I’m currently shopping in my own garden, as I do each spring, carefully scouting for the raw material of more cohesive, eye-catching beds and borders — all at no charge. I’m after what I …

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A Cast Album I Love: ‘The Secret Garden’

A Cast Album I Love: ‘The Secret Garden’

A Cast Album I Love: ‘The Secret Garden’ A Cast Album I Love: ‘The Secret Garden’ A musical about how nice it feels to go outside, “The Secret Garden” unfurled on Broadway 29 years ago. It adapts Frances Hodgson Burnett’s kid-lit classic, famous for its sullen heroine, 10-year-old Mary. In Mary’s defense: If cholera had killed both my parents and …

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The Easier Way to Make a Garden Bed

The Easier Way to Make a Garden Bed

The Easier Way to Make a Garden Bed The Easier Way to Make a Garden Bed I’ve tried various methods of making a garden bed. Years ago, I invested in building a raised-bed vegetable garden with rot-resistant 2-by-12 lumber. It has served me well, as have the in-ground beds that were heroically double-dug, adhering to the soil-preparation practices of the …

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Planted in Sickness, Derek Jarman’s Garden Still Gives Joy

Planted in Sickness, Derek Jarman’s Garden Still Gives Joy

On the flat, otherworldly, shingle expanse of Dungeness, a headland in southern England, stands a wooden cottage with a small garden. The tar-black cabin with its canary-yellow trim is surrounded by rambling flowers and driftwood totems bedecked with sun-bleached crab claws and snail shells: a quaint scene thrown off-kilter by a nuclear power plant that looms in the background. The …

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Tim Brooke-Taylor death: Goodies co-member Graeme Garden leads tributes after comedian dies of coronavirus

Tim Brooke-Taylor death: Goodies co-member Graeme Garden leads tributes after comedian dies of coronavirus

The world of entertainment is paying tribute to Tim Brooke-Taylor, who has died aged 79 after contracting coronavirus. Brooke-Taylor’s agent confirmed the news in a statement, reading: “It is with great sadness that we announce Tim’s death early today from Covid-19.” The comedian and actor was best known as a member of comedy group The Goodies alongside Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie. …

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State school hires ecotherapist to garden with pupils to tackle mental health issues

State school hires ecotherapist to garden with pupils to tackle mental health issues

A state school is hiring an ecotherapist to do gardening with children in a bid to tackle mental health issues. Pupils will be given one-to-one specialist wellbeing support through a range of outdoor activities, including growing fruit and vegetables, at Loseley Fields Primary School in Surrey. It is hoped the “nature to nurture” approach will help prevent young people from reaching …

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