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Merits of conifers

Jamie Cable on Christmas trees

Pots on parade

Jamie Cable on preparing pots for winter

Elegant gum trees

EUCALYPTUS, along with Leyland cypress, suffers from a bad reputation, reflects Jamie Cable

Seeds of change

SEEDS, with their hidden potential for transformation, have always been a rich metaphor, writes Jamie Cable

Welcome guests

Jamie Cable considers the fate of the bumblebee

Get in the rhythm

Jamie Cable explores Tearfund's Rhythms app 

The latest fashion

Jamie Cable is left swooning over the stately spires of verbascums

Out of darkness

Jamie Cable recalls Gardening in the Shade by Margery Fish

Choices, choices

Jamie Cable visits Columbia Road flower market, in Bethnal Green

Praise for Prunus

Gardening: "Blossom" is such a loaded word: it says so much more than "flower". It speaks of abundance. It describes a culmination in itself, but also hints at further gifts in the future

Varieties’ showing

Varieties’ showing

THE kitchen table is covered in packets of vegetable seed - mostly bought, a few home-collected, and a couple of mysterious gifts from other gardeners. I am planning what to grow in my small vegetable plot this year. As with most shopping, I have learnt that the annual seed...

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The lighter side of fund-raising

The lighter side of fund-raising

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Questions to weigh before bombing

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Mon 30 Nov 15 @ 15:48
RT @tswyattWhen a C of E priest is appointed as an archdeacon they are given an "electronic booklet" called So You're Going To Be An Archdeacon!

Mon 30 Nov 15 @ 13:53
Christians should get involved in reform of the financial system, argues Barbara Ridpath