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The miraculous transformation of Swinton Park gardens

From favourite flowers, to top tips and struggling to keep up with chefs’ appetites, Susan Cunliffe-Lister takes us on a stroll through the Swinton Park gardens.

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Harrogate's annual Spring Flower Show returns once again this spring, from April 26-29

Harrogate’s Spring Flower Show: The annual horticultural event returns once again this April

Harrogate’s popular annual flower show will be returning again this April, bringing the town alive with all things floral.
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A smooth lawn is the crowning glory of any garden.

‘No sweat’ tips to make your garden great

Want the kind of garden that puts others in the shade? You don’t need green fingers – just a little helping hand from that latest garden equipment.

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Leeds summer planting under way at The Arium

Whether it’s the flower tubs lining the busiest shopping street in Leeds or the creative, colourful displays on show at the city’s many beauty spots, chances are it started life at The Arium.

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Feature: Getting to the root of green renaissance

Feature: Getting to the root of green renaissance

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Experts have said that snowdrops, the blooms that signal the end of winter is coming, have arrived around a week early this year. Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Snowdrops signal the close of winter

it might not have felt like summer at the weekend but winter is almost gone.

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TV botanist's shock after Instagrammer posts picture of toxic flower petals in a smoothie

TV botanist's shock after Instagrammer posts picture of toxic flower petals in a smoothie

A TV botanist has slammed food bloggers for posting photos of recipes featuring toxic plant matter.

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Designer Mark Gregory at the Chelsea Flower Show.

A little piece of Chelsea, complete with dairy, that’s forever Yorkshire

TUCKED away between the Thames and the Royal Hospital, the Chelsea Flower Show ground is an oasis in a sea of concrete and parking meters.

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Have you been breaking the law?

Seven laws you might be breaking in your own garden without realising it

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed.

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RHAPSODY IN BLUE: Agapanthus is known as the lily of the Nile.

Gardening: Agapanthus - the look of love

Agapanthus produce blooms to die for, but they need TLC to survive the winter, writes David Overend.

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Ben Wray recreates Reginald Farrer's shotgun technique.  Picture: Charlotte Graham/Guzelian

How one shotgun explorer helped shape the great British garden

IT ISN’T a technique anyone on Gardeners’ Question Time ever advocated, but this is how they once propagated plants in the Dales.

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The lone arranger: Yorkshire florist Susan Dobson turns her home and garden into spectacular live-work idyll

Flower grower and florist Susan Dobson has turned her home and garden into a live-work idyll. Sharon Dale reports. Pictures by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

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Newsreader Kate Silverton in a ring of 80 pairs of artificial tusks, symbolising the scale of the slaughter of African elephants killed by poachers, at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Kids mix with stars at Hampton Court flower Show preview

SCHOOLCHILDREN mixed with celebrities yesterday as a tropical butterfly dome and a 70-strong scarecrow festival heralded the start of the Royal Horticultural Society’s largest annual event.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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