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The perfect plant for... ground cover

The small periwinkle Vinca minor is a perfect choice for a soil-hugging plant<p>The best plants for slopes are those that anchor themselves to the ground, thereby keeping the soil in place. Start with a small periwinkle, Vinca minor. This hardy plant will form a network of ground-hugging growth in a …

Required Reading: Close: Landscape Design and Land Art in Scotland

The other day, celebrating a rare and much longed for day of warmth and sunshine here in Brooklyn, I treated myself to a trip to the Bronx, to the …

Land Art

Gardeners hit by national shortage of fencing

Gardeners are facing a shortage of fencing as demand is driven up by storm damage<p>Gardeners have been hit by a national shortage of fences at the height of the DIY season – with panels changing hands for up to four times their usual price on the black market.<p>Prices have reached record levels as a …

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Peeps Krispy Treats

Even though Peeps are now going to be available year-round, I will always associate them with Easter and spring. They were always my favorite …

6 Healthy Ideas for Aubergine (Eggplant)+ Spiced Eggplant with Yoghurt & Quinoa | Stonesoup

This week I thought I’d pull together another installment of our Stonesoup vegetable spotlight.<p>Last time it was all about kale, today we’re talking …

How to Make Slow Cooker Pork Cacciatore | Pork Recipes |

How to Make Scones | Brunch Recipes |

How to Make Roasted Chickpeas | Vegetarian Recipes |

The Prophet

• <b>Author:</b> Khalil Gibran<p>Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, <i>The Prophet,</i> is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.<i><br>The Prophet</i> is a collection of poetic …

Rob Delaney

• <b>Author:</b> Rob Delaney<p><b>From one of the creators, writers, and stars of Catastrophe comes a “hilarious, raw” (Rolling Stone) memoir about love, sex, parenthood, work, substance abuse, and everything else that makes life wonderful and/or horrible.</b><p><b>Updated with new material!</b><p>Rob Delaney is a comedy …

Larry and Friends: An Illustrated Ode to Immigration, Diversity, Otherness, and Kindness

Much has been said about the lack of diversity in children’s books. But these discussions — as most conversations about diversity — have been largely co-opted by questions of race, overlooking other elements of diversity, such as nationality and native language. This is particularly perplexing in …

What are your favourite books in translation?

Here’s a sad fact we bet you didn’t know: less than 3% of all books sold in the UK are translated fiction. In other words, most of the books we buy in the UK are written in English, by British or American writers. So what, you might think? Skellig author David Almond explains why we should care: …

“Just when the reader is lulled into comfort, the stories turn strange and elliptical. Desires are not gratified; people behave like people; life goes on.” Sadie Stein on Eleanor Farjeon’s “The Little Bookroom,” winner of the first Hans Christian Andersen Award:

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Regardless of the weather report, we're carrying the torch for spring's true arrival—as are the early blooms cropping up throughout the Garden! From Wamsler Rock to the Perennial Garden, you'll find the early signs of crocuses, snowdrops, viburnum, and the late winter standbys of bright yellow witch-hazel. We've even got some irises cropping up in the Rock Garden, set to reopen in early April. Check out our slideshow!