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Diana Henry's courgette, lemon and pistachio cake. Photo by Laura Edwards, food styling by Joss Herd Lavender and crocosmia flowers Elephant hawkmoth caterpillar and fuchsia by David Chapman Raspberry and white chocolate tart from 'Patisserie' by Murielle Valette
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Courgette recipes

From cakes to ratatouille, browse our collection of recipes that include courgettes.

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How to grow crocosmias

Crocosmias provide branching heads of bright, sunny flowers and strong sword-shaped leaves so they provide structure and colour in the sunny border.

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Spotted one of these?

Over the next few weeks you might notice an unusual caterpillar munching its way through the foliage in your garden, particularly if you have a fuchsia, says David Chapman, who took this stunning image.

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Raspberry and white chocolate tart

The perfect combination of flavours and textures: a crispy nutty pastry and a sweet chocolate cream that contrasts with the acidity of the fresh raspberries.

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GARDENING

Autumn colour

The top ten shrubs for autumn colour

Far from being a time when things wind down at the end of the year, autumn can be the most colourful season and it is one when shrubs excel, if you choose the right ones.

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People

Typical British sweets

Sweet memories: the end of sugar rationing

When rationing ended, there was the indescribable sweetness of Mars, the exoticism of the coconut in Bounty, and the sheer size of Wagon Wheels, recalls Polly Devlin.

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