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Chefs just love a baby leek

The leeks I grow at Padstow Kitchen Garden don’t very often get much thicker than a little finger. Pretty much the same thickness as your average spring onion. This is the size most restaurants like them and it’s simply known as a baby leek.<p>My method of growing leeks isn’t the usual way, but it …

I grow more than 100 things to eat, including eight or nine types of tomato, five varieties of kale, three kinds of raspberry, various sorrels, 10 kinds of lettuce and a few flowers, all edible<p>If you are a frustrated enthusiast-in-waiting, with only a tiny growing space, or nothing at all; if other …

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Before she set to work, Kate Bradbury’s new garden lay under a life-suppressing layer of decking and stones. One year on, this small plot is already starting to burst into life<p>This week I’m celebrating the first anniversary of moving into my new home and, crucially, having a garden again. I have …

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Fill tricky spots and barren corners with a blanket of blooms all summer<p>No more excuses, no more bare, broken concrete, no more empty beds denuded of life, no more forgotten corners. Even if you’re just calling it home for the summer, even if you’ll never have your name on the deeds, even if you …

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Guerrilla Gardening In London: A Battle Against Concrete Paving And Private Development

Guerrilla gardening is essentially gardening without asking — usually on publicly accessible land. Fifteen years ago the illegal practice attracted …

Despite its tropical associations, the evergreen tea plant can thrive almost anywhere in the UK<p>You might think you’d need a colonial estate high on some exotic hillside to grow your own tea, but this pretty evergreen, with scented flowers and delicious leaves, can thrive pretty much anywhere in the …

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Climbing Evergreen Garden Plants

Mention a climbing plant to most gardeners and they will think honeysuckle, clematis, wisteria or even a rose. Most of these tend to look fairly …

How to combat climate change from your garden

When the screenwriter William Goldman said “nobody knows anything”, he was talking about the inability of anyone in Hollywood to predict what would turn out to be the next blockbuster. But he might equally have been talking about gardening and climate change, where no one seems to know for sure …

25 Creative and Original Patio Designs

142 Shares<p>Comments<p>An outdoor patio is frequently viewed as an extension of the indoor living space. Whether it’s made of stone, brick or concrete, …

8 garden trends that will be big in 2016

<b>1.</b> Straight lines are making way for <b>organic, curved shapes</b>. Look out for sinuously curving paths, circular water features and rounded containers that …

Landscaping

10 Simple and Beautiful Last-Minute Holiday Decor Ideas

(Image credit: Lina Ostling)<p>If you're like me and haven't yet started on your Christmas decorations (whoops), there's still hope. Here are ten …

Articles about bright green prefab sweden looks just monopoly house on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Sweden, an architect finds an efficient building solution 260 miles from home.<p>It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s...<p>This prefabricated home in France was built to embrace the neighborhood.<p>A couple bring …

Moroccan solar plant to bring energy to a million people

<b>A giant plant using energy from the Sun to power a Moroccan city at night will open next month.</b><p>The solar thermal plant at Ouarzazate will harness the Sun's warmth to melt salt, which will hold its heat to power a steam turbine in the evening.<p>The first phase will generate for three hours after dark; …

Plant pairings to produce maximum impact

Like strawberries and cream, certain plants just go together. Whether you want dreamy colour associations, similar flowering seasons, successional colour or support for one another, plants pack more punch in pairs. Cynaras can look tired by the end of summer, but with an ipomoea scrambling through …

Gardening

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘For bringing into the house when your spirits need lifting’: Iris reticulata.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/25/1440525304460/6abf5f69-7843-43ab-9453-35c306c5af0e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>‘For bringing into the house when your …

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Designer Visit with Darcy Daniels: Simple Landscaping Ideas for a Side Yard

Side gardens are notoriously difficult to landscape. They can be narrow alleys or shady, and may have variable light conditions or poor soil or ugly …

Landscaping

Photograph: Alamy<p>Dahlias for sale at this time of year offer great value for money, flowering all the way through to the first frosts.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/6/1438873876892/373ecc4f-37b5-48a7-bf51-d8570c518a6a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

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A Laundry Room That Begs You to Stay Awhile

Seriously, this utility space rivals even the most stylish living room.<p>If we could describe the average laundry room in a word, it would be "joyless." It's a space dedicated to carrying out a dreaded chore, where often the only frills are on your linens. That's why this makeover by Sharon of the …

16 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Plants

Even poo has a job to do.<p>Thumbnail image: Thinkstock / Monique Bartley

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The potentially tricky transitional month of August will reward a little careful planning with gloriously rich displays<p>My weekly drive down to Somerset takes me at least 10 days back in time from London. In the capital, August buddleias are already more brown than mauve, and escapee asters are …

Gardening

The New Vegetable Garden: 8 Favorite Edible Backyards

Our dream kitchen garden is practical, prolific, and beautiful. Here are 13 we love–all working gardens, but pretty enough for leisure time, …

Gardening

Articles about house week charming garden outbuilding on Dwell.com - Dwell

Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from the week with these abodes from …

You don’t need a huge space to grow fruit and veg. Even in the tiniest of gardens it’s possible to produce a feast for stomach and eyes alike<p>Last summer, I set out to find the tiniest vegetable patches. Lots of us have great vegetable-growing ambitions that are not matched by our access to acres. I …

Gardening

6 Game-Changing Tips for Creating Your Dream Garden

Gardening captured the imagination of famed interior designer Charlotte Moss at a young age. “I have vivid memories of my grandmother’s garden,” she …

4 Interesting Ways to Preserve Fresh Thyme

Thyme is a culinary herb that tastes just as great dried as it does plucked straight from the garden. It's also an herb that is incorporated more …

The Essential Guide to Growing Happy + Healthy Succulents

Succulents have been all the rage for quite awhile now, and for good reason. They are beautiful, interesting, and easy to care for if you know a few …

8 easy-care plants for parking strip gardens

Starting From Scratch – Creating a Drought-Resistant Garden

Q & A with homeowner Mary R. of Ft. Collins, CO<p>What inspired you to create your garden?<p>My house was built just four years ago, so the garden was a …

A Moveable Feast: Berlin’s Portable Garden

Air raids destroyed the old <i>Moritzplatz</i> shopping district during World War II. Later the Berlin Wall hulked over the neighborhood. For decades, trash …

Portable

Photograph: Tania Pascoe<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/1/1430491931350/bd546bdb-a65a-4651-9895-d0c792e35479-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Tania …

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