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Deadhead bedding plants and perennials to encourage a second flush of blooms.

Beginners' guide to gardening

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Return of the robin

by Miranda Hodgson

The quirky robin we thought had gone forever has returned to charm and ...

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Grow Your Own

Make sure you keep your vegetable plot well watered, and support climbers such as runner beans.

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Planting tomato seed

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Problem watch

Late summer trimming of conifer hedges may prevent browning.

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Garden design

Designing a garden from scratch can be a challenge - and it's often difficult to know where to start.

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