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Right crop, right place: choosing what goes where in your veg patch

Sun or shade, sandy soil or thick clay, there’s a vegetable crop for every spot, writes Lucy Chamberlain<p>Read part one of Lucy’s series on vegetable gardening.<p>I’ve just wandered into my vegetable garden and picked a bowlful of lush salad leaves for lunch. They’re growing alongside a double row of …

Gardening

What I learnt from following Delia’s How to Cook | The Delia project

As Stephen’s year-long mission to cook his way through Delia Smith’s How to Cook draws to a close, her lessons have finally taken hold – and the result is a more confident cook<p>Delia and I are seeing other people these days, but like all important relationships, I’ve changed, for the good, and …

Take This Challenge If You Want To Break Free Of Your Comfort Zone

<i>By Christine Bailey</i><p>Last year, I was smacked by a major life change: the job and team I loved became redundant. I lost my salary and stability. Was I devastated? Did I panic? Quite the opposite. I said to myself, “This might lead to something even better.”<p><b>I could respond with optimism because I was</b> …

Walk this way: how the brain recognises someone by their gait | Daniel Glaser

Pippa Middleton walking up the aisle is a reminder of the special neuroscience behind seeing someone walk<p>Once again, all eyes were on Pippa Middleton as she walked up the aisle, this time at her own wedding. As she wrote in her book <i>Celebrate</i>: ‘It’s a bit startling to achieve global recognition… on …

Modern tribes: the tactical voter

I just think OK, anything that stops the Tories wrecking the NHS, it’s got to be Progressive Alliance, so that’s Labour for me, but then you’re back to Corbyn...<p>Well, I’m voting tactically, that’s if I don’t swap my vote. What I can’t decide is which tactic, it depends on polling nearer the …

What I’m really thinking: the care home visitor

I feel like an inconvenience, a stranger interrupting my relative’s routines<p>I come whenever I can, a round trip of several hours. And although the care staff are always welcoming, I see the disappointment in their eyes when I leave. With a couple of short breaks, I can usually last three hours. …

How to grow peas

They’re gorgeous straight off the bush, but which variety would best suit your patch? Whatever you decide, prepare to fend off the pigeons<p>My brother has a friend who works in frozen foods, and he points out that no one can capture the vitamin content of a pea better than his industry. The peas are …

Look beyond the Chelsea flower show for gardening inspiration

Get your gardening fix at these alternative events – and avoid the Chelsea crowds<p>You could be forgiven for thinking the Chelsea flower show is the only horticultural happening this spring, what with nightly primetime BBC TV coverage, rose-sniffing celebrity visitors splashed across the front pages …

Lorraine Kelly: ‘I cringe when I’m called a national treasure’

The TV presenter, 57, on Bruce Willis (worst guest ever), not sounding Scottish, being comfortable with her body and not giving a monkey’s<p><b>My grandmother wanted my parents to have me adopted.</b> But when Mum got pregnant, Dad stood up to Granny Mac and told her they were getting married. They were only …

Grow your own herbal teas

Many aromatic flowers are as easy to cultivate as they are to turn into the most delicious Chinese floral-scented teas<p>I love tea. I mean, I really love it. With a collection of more than 30 types in my kitchen cupboard and a mini plantation of tea bushes in my Croydon back garden, I find it a shame …

A taste of Croatia | David Williams

Croatian wines aren’t always easy to find, but if you want to try something unusual and aromatic these recommendations are certainly worth a look<p><b>Veralda Malvazija Prestige, Buje, Istria, Croatia 2015 (£13.50,</b> <b>Croatian Fine Wines</b><b>)</b> Since Croatia became the last European country to join the EU in 2013, …

‘I can’t forget the horror of my son’s birth’ | Leah McLaren

Despite medical advancements, childbirth is a major cause of post-traumatic stress disorder – and yet nobody talks about it. Leah McLaren tells the harrowing story of the arrival of her second child – and her fight for treatment and support<p>The seconds that stretch between the act of giving birth …

Pregnancy

Postpartum psychosis: ‘I’m a thing possessed, an animal. I am nearly sectioned twice’

It’s a condition that comes out of nowhere and affects one in 1,000 new mothers. Here, one woman recalls her experience of this terrifying illness and how writing about it saved her<p>My name is Jessica. I have postpartum psychosis. It is not my fault. Since my son was born, I have slept nine hours in …

The budget gym boom: how low-cost clubs are driving up membership

Hundreds of cheaper fitness facilities are popping up in the UK – often in place of fast-food restaurants – and one in seven of us is now a signed up member<p>Confidentiality clauses bar the sharing of locations, but somewhere in Britain, an enterprising businessperson is turning a series of Papa …

Nigel Slater’s spring vegetable frittata recipe

A lightly cooked, delicate vegetable frittata with cheese and herbs<p>Put a pan of water on to boil. Pod 450g of broad beans and cook them in the boiling water for 4 or 5 minutes until tender. Drain the beans and refresh them in cold water.

The psychology of the to-do list – why your brain loves ordered tasks

Studies have shown that people perform better when they have written down what they need to do. What makes the to-do list such an effective productivity tool?<p>Almost everyone struggles with getting stuff done. But some of us struggle with the stage before that: just figuring out what it is we need …

Time Management

I'm proud to be a horticulturist

I may be a lowly apprentice of the skilled trade of horticulture, but one day I aspire to be a master<p>I love my allotment. It’s not an official allotment, it is someone else’s back garden that my partner and I use to grow plants. It made sense for the owners to let us take care of it; they no longer …

No ring, too much bling: why Vogue Williams isn’t invited to Pippa Middleton’s wedding

They’re the nuptials of the year. Such a shame that the bride’s future brother-in-law won’t be able to bring his girlfriend<p>It is with heavy heart that I must announce that Pippa Middleton is at it again. This time, the nation’s sister-in-law is taking her gloriously healthy tan down the aisle, to …

The knotty problem of Scouts and Guides

The badges are nice and children leave their Xboxes and phones at home, but the Scouting movement is still incomprehensible<p>A wonderful photo went viral earlier this month of a cheerful-looking girl Scout bravely confronting a neo-Nazi at a Czech rally. This confirmed my long-held belief that …

Experience: the internet found my wedding dress

My dad went to collect the dress from the dry cleaners, but the shop was boarded up. A sign said it had gone into liquidation<p>Alfred and I got engaged in August 2015, a year after we’d met. We planned the wedding for midsummer’s day the following year, at my parents’ house in Scotland. They live in …

It’s hard to talk about mental health at the best of times, which these are not

‘Nobody, even Trump, should be blamed for being mentally ill. But nor should we pretend mental illness affects only the nice’<p>Should we talk more openly about mental illness, or should we shut up? It depends which side of the Atlantic you’re on. In Britain, the future head of state has thrown his …

I’ve fallen in love with a colleague – but I’m married with children

I can’t stop thinking about her – what should I do? Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader<p><b>I’m 40 and married with three children. I have a loving wife and a career that, while it doesn’t pay that much, keeps me happy. However, right now I’m deeply conflicted and at my wits’ end. I’ve fallen deeply in</b> …

Women aren't meant to talk about miscarriage. But I've never been able to keep a secret

Because of this silence, people don’t realise how traumatic it is – until it happens to them. I certainly didn’t<p>Last Friday, on a bright blue day, I took a train to south-west London. If you never go that way, and I generally don’t, I recommend it as a pleasant day trip: all those green spaces and …

South West London

What I’m really thinking: the childless friend

‘You see how relatively stress-free my life is, how I have surplus cash and time to spend on myself, and you moan about the pressures of motherhood’<p>You told me you were pregnant with your first child at the same time I made the decision to remain child-free. You welled up with tears, but I told you …

Parenting

'I've been good and bad, caring but useless': Tim Dowling on two decades of fatherhood

His parenting skills, he thought, were a work in progress. There was still time to get better… only now his youngest is about to turn 18. What has he learned?<p>From time to time, and without success, I have tried to track down the episode of EastEnders broadcast on the evening of 1 December 1994. I …

I chucked my son’s girlfriend out and he won’t forgive me

A woman still haunted by an argument from years ago wonders what to do. Mariella Frostrup says it’s high time to eat humble pie<p><b>The dilemma</b> <i>Many years ago, when my son was 18, he met a girl who had a young baby. When the child was three years old, I was asked to babysit. I was delighted and we had</i> …

It’s good to talk about mental health. But is it enough? | Eva Wiseman

With Princes William and Harry speaking up about the death of their mother, mental health awareness has had a much needed boost. But it’s what happens next that really counts<p>My toddler has recently learned to talk, and she speaks as if she’s recording her podcast, an unedited till roll of thoughts …

Mental Health

Are you as environmentally friendly as you think? Personality quiz

Try our quiz to see if your professed eco habits are fantasy or reality<p><b>Do you live up to your good intentions? We may think we lead an environmentally friendly lifestyle, but how much do we succeed? First, give yourself a ‘value’ score from 1 to 5 based on which of the following statements</b> …

Rich is relative: how well-off do you feel? | Daniel Glaser

Wealth should be measured like sound because it depends on our perception<p>According to the London School of Economics, even the highest paid people in the country – the top 1% – don’t feel particularly well-off. This is because they compare themselves with the 0.1% super rich - one usually works for …

Knowing how others see us is the key to happiness | Tasha Eurich

The relentless ‘me’ focus of our lives misses a crucial step<p>The most important, and yet least examined, determinant of success or failure – at work and in life – is self-awareness. The ability to understand who we are, how others see us, and how we fit into the world.<p>Plato instructed us to “know …

Self-awareness