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Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix

Last updated: 05/20/2018

Best-selling author Niki Jabbour invites you to shake up your vegetable garden with an intriguing array of 224 plants from around the world. With her lively “Like this? Then try...

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Outdoor living: Stone patios on a budget

Last updated: 05/20/2018

Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV's Income Property, reveals how to create stone patios on a budget. Outdoor living ideas help us make the most of Canada’s warmer months. A stone...

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Chelsea preview: Space to Grow Gardens at this year’s show

Last updated: 05/19/2018

A new feature makes its debut at the Chelsea Flower Show this year. The Space to Grow gardens will be filled with ideas for space-pressed gardeners to take away Space to Grow...

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Which birds migrate? Who you can spot this summer

Last updated: 05/19/2018

Winter isn’t the only time that birds migrate to the UK. As these winter visitors leave our shores, they switch places with summer migrants that arrive in spring to rear their...

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First there were rocks…

Last updated: 05/19/2018

I am a botanist. I studied taxonomy, I learned all about plant ecology, I spent days looking at pollen grains under a microscope, I became a master of identification keys. Life...

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Clematis on the Web

Last updated: 05/19/2018

Deep purple semi-nodding flowers, with slightly paler veins and bar. White or beige anthers on purple-red connectives. Very free-flowering. The variety has received the Royal...

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's florist gives a sneak peek at the royal wedding flowers

Last updated: 05/19/2018

In recent days, news of the royal wedding food, the bridal party and where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will stay before their big day have been confirmed. With just days to...

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5 ways that gardening can improve your mental health

Last updated: 05/19/2018

Here are five ways that gardening can improve your mental health and the benefits you can gain by enjoying the great outdoors It reconnects you with nature Michelle Polk,...

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Everything You Need to Know About Grass Block Pavers

Last updated: 05/18/2018

Joni Mitchell wasn’t kidding when she said you could wreck paradise with a parking lot. You can damage it with a driveway, too, especially the typical asphalt or concrete ones....

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Improving Clay Soils

Last updated: 05/18/2018

Most of us are not blessed with a choice of soil. We're stuck with what we've got. And it seems like wherever I move, I get stuck with clay. By comparison to the clay in my old...

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