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Winter blooms and backyard tidy-ups

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In this episode horticulturists Adam Woodhams and Jenny Dillon take a look at their favourite winter bloomers and the jobs you can do around the garden during winter.Plus, Milton Black shares his tips on gardening by the moon.
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Flair for drama | Better Homes and Gardens

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Create a striking, year-round display in your garden with spectacular low-maintenance plants


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Take note of this theatrical planting scheme: blue chalk sticks, dichondra, Agave ‘Blue Glow’, kalanchoe, green santolina and Strobilanthes gossypinus.Here, leafy grasses and low-growing succulents soften the geometric rigour of agaves and aloes.
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Pesticides | Environment | The Guardian

The Monsanto trials suggest it isn't doing that

Nathan Donley and Carey Gillam







Published: 7 May 2019







Published: 7 May 2019

The EPA is meant to protect us.The Monsanto trials suggest it isn't doing that













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Brazil finds worrying levels of pesticides in water of 1,400 towns



News outlets publish online tool enabling readers to check their own water results





Published: 26 Apr 2019



Brazil finds worrying levels of pesticides in water of 1,400 towns






















Pesticides and antibiotics polluting streams across Europe






Published: 8 Apr 2019



Pesticides and antibiotics polluting streams across Europe






















UK councils assess weedkiller use after US cancer court case






Published: 5 Apr 2019



UK councils assess weedkiller use after US cancer court case













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Who is paying for Monsanto's crimes?
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Interiors | Lifeandstyle | The Guardian

The 10 best outdoor accessories – in pictures


Garden furniture has gone sleek and modernist: here’s how to shop the look








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Published: 26 Apr 2019




The 10 best outdoor accessories – in pictures






















Film blog Wes Anderson gets a wallpaper collection – let the over-decorating begin!Campy wallpapers inspired by his films are now on sale.
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Gardening tips: plant tufted hairgrass | Life and style

Plus: it’s time to thin out any hardy self-seeded annuals – then relax with a visit to the Great Dorset Plant Fair















































Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ is a blond, airy perennial.Photograph: Christina Bollen/Alamy



Plant this Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’, or tufted hairgrass, is a blond, airy perennial that stays helpfully compact, at about 80cm tall, and is evergreen to boot.
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Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf review | Film

This intriguing doc details the maverick landscape gardener’s visions in all their florid glory















































Evergreen presence … Piet Oudolf.His gardens are so fascinating that they almost assume the status of abstract art (although this is not an idea closely examined in this documentary) and they could be described as site-specific installations where the garden itself is the site.
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Mindfulness | Lifeandstyle | The Guardian

Investing in their mental wellbeing could could help them now and in the future





Published: 16 May 2019



Schools of thought: can mindfulness lessons boost child mental health?The laughter was infectious

Heidi Edmundson




Emergency departments are challenging places – but if we are to provide good patient care, we must look after ourselves





Published: 17 Jan 2019







Published: 17 Jan 2019

I introduced fun to the lives of A&E staff.