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Strawberry lollies Astrantia Elephant hawkmoth caterpillar and fuchsia by David Chapman Learning how to decorate biscuits at Konditor and Cook's Cake School

Ice and easy

Browse our collection of ice cream, sorbet and lolly recipes.

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How to grow astrantia and other umbellifers

These airy plants with delicate flowers are at the height of fashion with their cow parsley-like flowers and strong architectural shape.

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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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Pipe dreams - learn how to ice cakes and biscuits

Find out how Saga Magazine's Tiffany Daneff got on at 'Cake School'.

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Keep your plants watered while you're away

Holiday care for plants

Do you spend your summer holidays worrying about your plants back home drying out? Find out how to prepare your garden before you pack your bags.

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Raspberry and white chocolate tart from 'Patisserie' by Murielle Valette

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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Setting up camp © Thinkstock

Outdoor activities with grandchildren

If you're looking after your grandchild for a few days during the holidays, it helps to have a few free activities up your sleeve, like this setting up camp idea.

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    The silver-washed fritillary butterfly

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