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10 Tips for a Simplified Garden, to Grow More With Less

It has been more than three years since I last wrote about My Neighbor Bea, a person who has persuaded her family (including her husband, Scott, her …

Redesigning gardens: when old favourites become new again

Timeless English gardens are always changing, says author Tim Richardson.<p>Entitling a book <i>The New English Garden</i> (my latest) was always going to be somewhat controversial. But I stand by the premise that all 25 gardens in it have been "made or remade" over the past 10 to 15 years. Gardens naturally …

Native Plants are a Moral Choice

Nebraska Prairie<p><b>Guest Rant by Benjamin Vogt</b><p>It’s late July and I’ve finally seen my first monarch butterfly, but only after the Liatris ligulistylis …

How to Use Store-Bought Tomato Cages : Garden Space

On transitioning to a pollinator garden

Front garden on tour day<p>The Greenbelt “Less Lawn” tour that I organized finally happened on Sunday and it was, by all accounts, a raging success. But …

Grown your own trees: expert tips for seed gathering

This week sees the start of Seed Gathering Season, a month-long festival organised by the Tree Council.<p>One good way to test a plant's hardiness to British conditions is to have it live here for 800 years. At least, that's the thinking of Mike Glover, the managing director of Barcham Trees in Ely, …

Gardening

Five daffodils to grow

Posted: <b>Monday 23 September 2013</b><br>by James Alexander-Sinclair<p>...here are my five favourite daffodils - at the moment. I do, of course, reserve the right …

Gardens: five ways with ground cover

Crowd out weeds and hide unsightly bare patches<p>Fill a cottage garden border<p>Leave bare soil in your borders and you may as well put up a sign saying, "Weeds welcome." The best ground cover plants are the ones that never overreach their boundaries (or, if they do, are easily tamed). <i>Geranium</i> 'Rozanne' …

The perfect plant: a rose to grow into a mature tree

The prettiest rambler is the manageable 'Paul's Himalayan Musk'.<p>Once a tree is mature, it's possible to allow a climber or twiner to ramble through the branches without doing too much damage. Some rambling roses are excellent, but careful choices have to be made. The unruly white 'Kiftsgate', for …

Sensational new sweet peas to try - Telegraph

Gardening

The New York Botanical Garden

Roof gardens flourish in London

London’s Square Mile is now in full bloom thanks to roof gardens, says Lindsay Swan.<p>High above London’s teeming streets, once unloved concrete spaces are being transformed into bountiful fruit, vegetable and wild flower gardens.<p>At the Strand headquarters of Coutts, the Skyline Garden yields a …

Helping Adults With Autism Find Meaning: Roses for Autism

There are countless great causes out there, but there is one in particular that has touched my heart, for personal reasons: Roses for Autism. As the father of a teenage son with autism, I worry a great deal about his future as an adult and how my wife and I can help him be as independent as …

Autism

Autism: Film Shows Education Challenges For Young Adults And Families

<i>Best Kept Secret</i> is a film that follows a group of young adults with autism during their last year of high school. Host Michel Martin speaks with filmmaker Samantha Buck and Janet Mino, a special education teacher.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR …

Education

Empowered Parenting and Autism

The drama in the supermarket began innocently enough. Andrey was in a shopping cart as we headed down the aisle that also contained cookies. When they came into sight, the very alert child zoomed in on his favorite brand and declared, "I want cookies, we buy cookies, please!" My automatic, …

Autism