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Grand Central: Kept buzzing - to infirmity and beyond!

That’s me pictured above. On the left. Just to be clear. Seen right is reason for this column, my great granddaughter. ​Not third generation, you understand. But my granddaughter. Who’s great. And grand. In true Tyke terminology.

ALL GROW: Celebrate the glory of wild flowers on National Meadows Day next week.

Gardening: From meadows to motorway embankments, how we fell back in love with wildflowers

From meadows to motorway embankments, wild flowers are everywhere, writes David Overend.

Darren Burke has lost his teenage son to a smartphone.

FAMILY COLUMN: Darren Burke on why journeys with dad are uncool when you're a teen

There’s a TV advert currently doing the rounds that shows a series of mortified teenagers being ferried to school in their parents’ seriously un-cool cars.


Garden waste collection scrapped

Thousands of households are set to lose their free garden waste collections in coming days as a North Yorkshire council brings in new charges for a subscription-only service.

Time to try a tri: Top tips for beginner triathletes

Time to try a tri: Top tips for beginner triathletes

Triathlon: a word that strikes fear into couch potatoes everywhere. For many, the idea of swimming 1,500 metres, cycling 40k and running 10k back-to-back fills them with dread.

New Kia Picanto

A Picanto with Porsche appeal

WHEN a Porsche owner uses a Kia Picanto as his main personal transport it just goes to show how far the booming Korean car maker has progressed since the first generation of the Picanto was launched in 2004.

Oulton Hall

Escape the hustle and bustle of nine to five at Oulton Hall & Spa

Sometimes you just want to get away from the stresses of life, and if you want to do it in style, there is a stunning hotel that is a perfect fit.

Travel review: A weekend in central London

With 48 hours to spare, where better to spend a blank weekend than London?
Landlord Ian Forster, celebrating his success.

Leeds riverside pub named in UK top ten

A pint in the sun at a riverside beer garden is one of many treats in store during these summer months.

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SOLID GOLD: Alyssum is a favourite 
choice for rockeries and sunny walls.

Gardening: Blazing a trail

David Overend salutes the hard-working spring flowers that are enjoying their final burst of colour.


Chatsworth flower show will match Chelsea spectacle

Sheltered by 1,000 acres of mature trees, where Yorkshire yields to the Peak District, the contrast to the Royal Hort­icultural Society’s traditional home could hardly be more striking. Instead of the view of Battersea Power Station over the Thames, only the gentle swish of the River Derwent punctuates the landscape of hills and trees.

A model wears a bespoke Peony Floral headdress on the Primrose Hall stand during the press preview of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

A tale of two Yorkshires at Chelsea

From a county as diverse as all of England, two contrasting views of Yorkshire went on display to the gardening world yesterday.

M&S autumn/winter collection

Marks & Spencer launches new collection to make women feel 'exceptional'

Life’s too short for boring everyday clothing, for waiting for what we really want and especially for wearing uncomfortable knickers.

WILD THING: The scent of onions  and a sea of white flowers.

Gardening: Go wild for garlic

One woodland plant is as much as part of spring as bluebells, but tasty too. David Overend reports.

PRETTY IN PINK: But the traditional bluebell is something very different.

Gardening: Beating the blues

The traditional woodland delight has been fighting off a foreign invader. David Overend reports.

SPRING SHOW: Leave daffodil leaves alone for six weeks after the flowers die off.

Gardening: A knotty problem

What not to do with daffs after the flowers die to get the best show next year. David Overend reports.

SPRING SENSATION: A mature pieris.

Gardening: Stalwarts and all

If the soil is acid-rich, the vivid colours of pieris will brighten up your garden, writes David Overend.

Cyclists often come in for criticism from drivers.

YP Letters: Don’t blame cyclists for using the highway

From: Edward Grainger, Botany Way, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.

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Robbert Addyman and his collection of vintage garden tools at Norton Conyers, near Ripon. Picture by Simon Hulme

Yorkshireman collects 4,000 old gardening tools, including one that’ll take your legs off

THEY ARE long-forgotten tools from a lost world of Yorkshire kitchen gardening, an age in which growers and seedsmen had an implement for every task, including one to cut the legs off poachers.

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