The Rise of the Screens: why gardening is the perfect antidote to modern life

Gardening, whether it happens indoors or out, is a great way to counteract the daily grind of modern life. It’s simple, it’s slow and, most importantly, it’s not a screen-based activity.

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A year in the garden: five things I’ve learnt

The small, often-daily observations made while pottering around my tiny back yard, together with online research and a couple of books about gardening, have helped me to become a better gardener. 

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Attack of the slugs and snails

They may be slow and squidgy, but snails and slugs have an amazing ability to get everywhere. Under the cover of nighttime they descend – especially after heavy rainfall – and wreak total havoc.

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How and why you should plant things in pots

Gardening is something that almost anyone can take part in; the reason for this is, of course, the mighty plant pot. And what’s even better is almost anything can become a plant pot, so you don’t have to shell out tonnes of cash on expensive terracotta designs.

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