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Gardening

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...

Sign of spring

Gardening: The snowdrop's history on our shores is a perfect example of the domestication of a garden plant. An alien species is introduced, perhaps by accident or out of curiosity. Its merits are appreciated, and it is shared between gardeners

Gifts of fun flora

Jamie Cable chooses gifts for aspirant horticulturists

Tenacious tulips

Gardening: IN HIS Guardian column, the late, great plantsman Christopher Lloyd said that if he could have only one spring flower, it would be the tulip. Now is the time to plant them

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BILLSON. The Revd Kevin Billson, Priest-in-Charge of...

Resignations and retirements

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Readings: 13th Sunday after Trinity

Proper 17: Song of Solomon 2.8-13; Psalm 45.1-2, 6-9...

Deaths

CONSTANTINE.— On 20 August, the Revd Leonard Constantine:...

‘Liberal elite’ accused of hypocrisy on marriage

‘Liberal elite’ accused of hypocrisy on marriage

A NEW report suggesting that marriage is “alive and...

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Exposed — the dangers of a group mentality

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