Pastures new

06.09.15

Five years ago Dan Pearson took a farm in Somerset and has been bringing it to vibrant life. In the last of his regular columns, he describes the pleasure of slowly transforming a landscape

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With warmth still in the air, September is the time to take stock of the summer and prepare for the next growing season

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Armfuls of plums, damsons, strawberries and blueberries are just reward for careful planning

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Long-lived, gloriously colourful, richly scented dianthus are a joy. The only problem is they are almost too pretty

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The inbetweeners

09.08.15

The potentially tricky transitional month of August will reward a little careful planning with gloriously rich displays

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It’s a busy month with harvesting, storing your bounty and preparing for late summer. Here’s what to do now

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A visit to two of the most famous gardens in England is sure to be an inspiration for gardeners.

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If you choose the right plant for the right place, you’ll have flowers all through a hot dry summer

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