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Stand out plants: Agapanthus

Add some exotic colour to your pots and planters this season with a fabulous...

Stand out plants in my garden: Fuchsias

Geoff Stonebanks tell us about his love of Fuchsias and the varieties he grows...

Five common garden birds

If you are getting ready for the Big Garden Bird Watch you need to...

Nesting birds

There’s a real energy in the spring garden, from the frantic activity as our...

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Christmas cabbage

Create a truly scrumptious side dish to your festive feast, using red cabbage. Even the most reluctant cabbage fans will love this recipe.

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Pickled cucumbers

Have you got a glut of greenhouse cucumbers or even courgettes? Try this recipe and transform your harvest into a sweet, tangy and delicious pickle

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How to make summer cordials

The hedgerows are bursting with elderflower and the garden is rich in fruit ripening in abundance. You can preserve the taste of summer right now, using fresh ingredients from your garden.

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Easy Savoury Summer Treats

Every summer Geoff Stonebanks bakes lots of different cakes, sweet and savoury for his open garden, to raise money for charity. Two of the most popular savoury treats that Geoff makes for his garden visitors over recent years are his...

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Rose petal jam

Preserve the fragrance of summer with this delicious recipe for rose petal jam. It captures the very essence of roses and lifts the spirits in winter.

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Apple tarte tatin

Apples are starting to ripen in the orchards and gardens, so make the most of your apple harvest with this easy to make tarte tatin recipe from Lubera.

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Pear caramel

Make the most of your garden pears with this delicious recipe for pear caramel from Holly Farrell’s new book, The Jam Maker’s Garden.

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Herb cordials

Summer cordials are all the rage for pepping up your G n T or assuaging a summer thirst. Experiment with this basic herb cordial recipe and make it yours

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Pea cheesecake

This recipe for pea cheesecake is a delicious light lunch or summer starter, and uses everything but the pod itself from the pea plant.

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