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Gardening

Toms and trailers

THE garden centres are brimming with plants urging us to plant up our hanging baskets. Productive plants such as tomatoes can be just as ornamental in a display if you pick the right varieties, and, of course, give you an edible harvest

The devil’s work

“A NORTH-COUNTRY saying is that parsley will grow best if sown by the lady of the house before 12 noon on Good Friday.” So quotes Roy Vickery in his Dictionary of Plant-Lore. Roy, a former curator of flowering plants at the Natural History Museum, believes parsley to be associated with more supersti...

Red, green, or black?

Red, green, or black?

DESPITE their association with savoury dishes, tomatoes are, of course, not a vegetable but a fruit — a mature plant ovary containing the seeds of the next generation

Speaking of flowers

IN THE past, my work has included training community-garden volunteers. Sometimes, their expectations of the work involved needed retuning slightly

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

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Prayer Wave brings ‘Purple Wonders’ to St Paul’s

Prayer Wave brings ‘Purple Wonders’ to St Paul’s

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Resignations and retirements

BEVINGTON. The Revd David Bevington, Vicar of Calbourne...

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Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday

Proverbs 8.1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5.1-5; John...

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Team Rector Designate

London and Home Counties

DIOCESE OF ST ALBANS The Bishop of St Albans with the Patrons wish to appoint a Team Rector Designate We seek someone who will work in partnership with a Team Vicar Designate (who they will help ...  Read More

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The great polar survival

The great polar survival

One hundred years ago today, Lionel Greenstreet, a member of Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, was stranded on an island in the Antarctic, unaware that a rescue mission had just begun. Jemima Thackray reports  Subscribe to read more

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A bold but difficult step closer to the Kirk

The Columba Declaration raises tough questions, but is more of a problem for Scottish Episcopalians, argues Andrew Hayes  Read More

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