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Lawn-Mowing as a Patriotic Act

Google “lawn mower guy” and you’ll find dozens of stories about Chris Cox, shown here mowing around the Lincoln Memorial. He became a local and …

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Alys Fowler: success with celeriac

Finally I have good celeriac – fat, heavy balls of gnarled roots – and I am proud. Celeriac is a close cousin of celery, with a swollen base; a turnip-rooted celery, if you like. It is a decidedly ugly vegetable, with fiddly roots coming off its distended mass.<p>It's a strange pale colour, too, which …

A Reader’s Secret Garden: Enchanted Burchetts Wood

On the edge of a large heath land in the county of Surrey in the South of England lives painter and best-selling author Celia Lewis with her chickens …

Gardening

Beetroot ‘Burpees Golden’

I had a wonderful crop of beetroot this year, my usual ‘Boltardy’ and an orange variety called ‘Burpees Golden’. The attractive orange roots look …

A new greenhouse

The slow unravelling of a badly knitted jumper has the same tack as the treatment of our ramshackle small town plot. It's our cobbler's child; forever bumped down the to-do list.<p>Yesterday was spent at the Apricot Centre for teaching permaculture. I came away with a strong sense that the snail pace …

Roots and tubers are a garden's buried treasure

A dramatic transformation is going on beneath the surface of Mark Diacono's garden, where the onset of winter has spurred into action a variety of roots and tubers – ready to be harvested for the pot<p>In idler times, I spent a great many hours in the pub. Among the many conditions I observed that can …

10 Easy Pieces: Landscape Up-Lights

Put your garden’s best features into focus with landscape up-lighting. We’ve rounded up a collection of pole and surface mount up-lights perfect for …

Innovation

Gardening 101: How to Draw a Garden Plan

Have you already forgotten where you planted those tulip bulbs last autumn? And how exactly are you planning to locate that clump of wilted foxglove …

Gardening

Trend Alert: Colorful Concrete Pavers

Lately we’ve been admiring pastel colored paving stones made of cement of concrete. They’ll fit into a tight landscaping budget; the patterns are …

Landscaping

Thorny problems: how can I grow herbs outside the kitchen?

Helen Yemm answers your questions. This week: an audience at the Telegraph, help for nerines and raining acorns<p>New gardener Penelope Jarman asks for advice about growing easy <b>kitchen herbs</b> in pots outside her back door (so she doesn’t have to go out with a torch in the rain to get them) in an area …

Gardening

Designer Visit: A Gray and Green Garden at Tiger Glen

When the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY built a new wing, architect Pei Cobb Freed & Partners was hired to …

A Concrete Bench With a Side of Greenery

Tao Concrete is a design and fabrication shop based in Tempe, Arizona. The company’s concrete and wood planter bench recently caught our eye, and now …

Landscaping

Bodum Chambord Espresso Stovetop Maker

The Chambord stovetop espresso pot offers unique, classic style combined with ease of use and quality construction. The beautiful polished body, base …

Lettuce Growth

What a difference three weeks makes! I planted these Lettuce seedlings on Oct 28th and just look at them now. They are so perfect! Of course they …

Ask Alys: your gardening questions answered

<b>I want a climber against the wall in my front garden. It faces south, can be very warm in summer, but also windy, because we face the sea which is 10 miles away. I have tried a climbing rose but it didn't thrive.</b><p>There are many plants that don't mind hot conditions, and a fair few that don't mind …

Alys Fowler: lemony snippet

I bought my lemon tree from Lidl. Well, haggled would be more accurate. My friend Birgit negotiated a discount for what was essentially a stick with no leaves. I paid a fiver and was pleased as punch, but the rest of the queue was confused: it really did look dead.<p>Lemons are far tougher than they …

Pumpkin-orange cabbage rose-style blooms made it Rose of the Year 2014<p><b>What is it?</b> A floribunda rose that looks like an old-fashioned cottage garden dweller, but has the disease resistance you'd expect from a modern rose. The cabbage rose-style blooms are pumpkin-orange, softening to apricot as they …

The best tree varieties to plant for the future

Disease and global warming are damaging many favourite old trees. Which ones should we be planting for future generations?<p><b>Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine’</b><p>An attractive medium-sized deciduous tree, to 50ft/15m tall when fully grown, with a compact pyramidal habit. It is easy to grow and suitable …

Gardening

Tag: Garden Visits

The Cult of the Courtyard: 10 Backyard Ideas for Small Spaces<p>by Meredith Swinehart<p>Landscape Revival: A Secluded, Historic 1920s Estate in Santa …

Landscaping

How to Choose a Good Olive Oil

On my recent visit to Storm Olive Ranch where owners Bonnie Storm and Nena Talcott make their blend of Grove 45 extra virgin olive oil, I found …

Sinusitis

Coppicing: ancient techniques provide a cutting edge

Want to create space and colour and harvest your own firewood? Coppicing trees and shrubs is well worth the effort<p>When I start coppicing trees and shrubs, despite the fact that I have piles of recently felled limbs all around me I still feel I am being creative. A large hazel or sweet chestnut tree …

DIY: Gift Wrapping Supplies from a Surprising Source

We know that it’s what inside that really counts, but we can’t help ourselves: we like the outside of the gifts we give to look as pretty as the …

Crafting

Object of Desire: Basket Weave Concrete Plant Pots

I have no trouble falling in love with plants—I bring so many home, like strays, that my family had to put a cap on it: five a month. But pots and …

Plants

Let's stem the tide of concrete with crops

Our Wartime Garden at Pig Row has taught us the importance of thinking ahead. A common problem during the war, even though the Ministry of Agriculture ran Food Flashes, published Dig for Victory pamphlets and promoted growing clubs, there were still a few who saw their garden as a summer plot.<p>Even …

Gardens: roses on their own roots

Next time you buy a rose, look at the bulge low on the stem. It may not seem like much, but this lump, known as the graft union, tells a story. Almost every rose sold in the UK is grafted; breeders join the stem of one rose, the scion, to the roots of a vigorous species rose, the rootstock, until …

A striking hosta with stark white spikes in spring<p><b>What is it?</b> A striking hosta that pushes out stark white spikes of unfurling leaves in spring, inching towards a striped cream and green colour scheme before dying back in winter. Height and spread: 45cm x 5cm.<p><b>Plant it with?</b> Try it in front of the …

DIY: Holiday Decor for Small Spaces

When you live in a tiny apartment, the idea of holiday decor can be overwhelming. I spend most of my time thinking about how to get rid of things, …

Decorations

Garlic Planting

End of the year preparations are almost finished at the allotment, just a couple more beds to weed and lightly dig over and plot 4 will be ready to …

seed smarts: on 'hybriditis' and open-pollinated seed, with dr. john navazio

seed smarts: on ‘hybriditis’ and open-pollinated seed, with dr. john navazio<p>EVER GROW AN HEIRLOOM or other open-pollinated variety from seed, only to …

Gardening