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‘I smile every time I go outside’: 13 fabulous, inspiring front garden transformations

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The garden is long and thin, sunny but exposed to the wind. To make the most of the space we used pots and containers and filled them with a mix of annuals and perennials. In the ground we planted ammi majus, fennel, ...

‘I’ve seen a heron, deer, a hare …’ Guardian readers’ lockdown garden transformations

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With time on my hands over the last 14 maande, and with a growing sense that we need to nurture and support the environment, we set about creating a more productive garden for wildlife. We dug a large wildlife pond, p ...

‘Indefensible’: Tory MPs give verdicts on No 10 garden party

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Boris Johnson is facing increasing pressure from Conservative MPs to publicly admit if he attended a rule-breaking garden party in Downing Street. Oor 100 staff were invited by the PM’s principal private secretary t...

‘My cheapo garden fairy lights do this too’ – Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms

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All done with lights and looking glasses, Yayoi Kusama’s year-long display of Infinity Mirror Rooms is already booked-out until late October. Viewers must queue and wait, at £10 a head, vir twee, two-minute dives into ...

10 great city projects for nature – from vertical forests to a ‘gangsta garden’

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Many readers have noticed wildflowers thriving in urban areas as city councils decide to let grass grow wild. These colourful little patches may seem like window dressing in the face of vast decline, but across the wo...

A garden snail: it knows the rose only by its smell and soft petals

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A garden snail is eating your roses. “Little snail / Dreaming you go / Weather and rose / Is all you know,” wrote Langston Hughes. It is night time, the snail’s time, after dew or rain – when the snail is happiest, wees...

A stay in a cool cabin at the bottom of a Welsh garden – birdsong included

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Do you remember that scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind in which Richard Dreyfuss starts to model Devils Tower out of mashed potato? Wel, something similar has taken place in real life in a hamlet in mid-Wal...

Boris Johnson and staff pictured with wine in Downing Street garden in May 2020

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Boris Johnson has been pictured with wine and cheese alongside his wife and up to 17 staff in the Downing Street garden during lockdown, raising questions over No 10’s insistence a “work meeting” was taking place. Die...

Boy finds fossil up to 500m years old in his West Midlands garden

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A six-year-old boy has found a fossil dating back millions of years in his garden after receiving a fossil-hunting kit for Christmas. Siddak Singh Jhamat, known as Sid, said he was excited to find the fossil in his ga...

Classic Italian dishes to enjoy in the garden on a sunny day

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This is food I’m going to eat in the garden as we’re still a long way from the beach and sandy sandwiches. These summer dishes are compensation to Tilly and me. The advantage of the garden is that we can lay a nice ta...

Designed with dreaming in mind: Sexby Garden, Suid-Londen

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King Krule sings of it. William Blake claimed to have seen an oak “filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars” there. London’s Peckham Rye is the poet’s park and sandwiched somewhere i...

Agt brandende vrae wat deur daardie Downingstraat-tuinfoto geopper word

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Met die eerste oogopslag, die foto gepubliseer deur die Guardian of Downing Street-personeel wat tyd saam spandeer in die tuin van nr 10 verlede Mei het blykbaar een groot vraag beantwoord: ja, hulle het wel bymekaargemaak vir kaas en wyn. Maar sie...

Ervaring: I found a 480-million-year-old fossil in my garden

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I love digging in the back garden; I’ve been doing it for ages. When I was younger, I hoped to reach other countries, or at least get to my neighbour’s back garden. During lockdown me and my mummy started digging in t...

Fancy a backyard makeover? Better join the long queue for a garden designer

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In his mind’s eye, garden designer Andrew Duff can see it clearly: the orchard of apples, pears, cherries and quinces, the beautiful formal terrace, the meandering little paths that lead out into the bordering natural...

Garden furniture sales lift UK retail as outdoor socialising looms

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Spending on home improvements and garden furniture in February, in preparation for the restart of outdoor socialising next week, helped the retail sector stage a modest comeback during the UK’s third lockdown. Retail ...

Garden insurance: why your home policy may not cover you

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When it comes to the contents of their garden, many people are underinsured – or may not be covered at all. To find out if you are one of them, check the paperwork for your home contents insurance and buildings insura...

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