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Looted and left in an English garden, the goat goddess can return to India

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Per più di 20 anni, those who lived in and around the village of Lokhari in Uttar Pradesh, India, have prayed for the return of an important statue of a goddess that was stolen from a local temple. Now those praye...

Grounds for growth: how to use coffee waste in the garden

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Chances are there’s at least one coffee drinker in your household. In ours it’s my husband and, as I’m an organic grower and gardener, I’m regularly eyeing up his spent coffee grounds. No matter how small your space, ...

Greek revival: the 90-year-old story of Sissinghurst’s new Aegean-inspired garden

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Delos is a half-acre garden of dusty paths and stone, weathered trees and colour-rich Aegean scrub, all scented with the musky Mediterranean aromas of thyme, yarrow, germander and oregano. Thorny burnet mingles with l...

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...

The Pleasure Garden review – bittersweet musical romance amid the roses

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It is 1850s south London and the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens is in its last decade of offering spectacular public entertainment, including concerts and circus acts. More adventurous types head for the secluded rose-stre...

Dicci: have you started a community garden?

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Community gardens, where volunteers gather to garden a private or public piece of land together, are becoming increasingly common in the UK. With this in mind, we would like to hear from those involved in these projec...

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, be...

Chelsea flower show: a garden with a green message for the green-fingered

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A week before the opening of the UK’s most prestigious flower show, the site is full of JCBs and people in hi-vis vests with steel-capped boots. Some gardens still look like construction sites, including part of the R...

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? Bene, something similar has taken place in real life in a hamlet in mid-Wal...

Summer is upon us, the world is opening up – get me to the beer garden

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The pub garden, or beer garden – that beverage befittingly muscling in and rowdily taking sole possession of the name – has come into its own during Covid. But I have always thought beer gardens the crowning glory of ...

Roses out, olives in: the new English garden in a time of climate crisis

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It has survived for 400 years – the oldest of Britain’s botanical gardens, a haven of medicinal plants and ancient trees enjoyed through the centuries by famous names such as JRR Tolkien and Lewis Carroll. Yet after t...

What defines a proper garden?

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One of the most common put-downs I hear in horticulture is that something isn’t a “proper garden”. As a botanist who studies our cultural relationship with plants, and a designer who has created gardens for the Chelse...

Why Apple’s walled garden is no match for Pegasus spyware

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You will, by now, have heard about Pegasus. It’s the brand name for a family of spyware tools sold by the NSO Group, an Israeli outfit of hackers-for-hire who sell their wares to intelligence agencies, law enforcement...

Brighton Comedy Garden review – David O’Doherty brings the fireworks

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Save for incapacitating injury or actual death, you don’t cancel a gig: that was always the showbiz rule. No longer. These days, a ping will do it. Nish Kumar was the scheduled headliner for this second night of the B...

‘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 mesi, 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...

Piatti classici italiani da gustare in giardino in una giornata di sole

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Questo è il cibo che mangerò in giardino perché siamo ancora molto lontani dalla spiaggia e dai panini sabbiosi. Questi piatti estivi sono un compenso per me e Tilly. Il vantaggio del giardino è che possiamo stendere un bel ta...

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