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How grandparents can encourage a love of gardening

Award-winning gardener Adam Frost is on his seventh Chelsea garden. Here, he tells us how his grandparents shaped his love of gardening.

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The Sheep Garden goes to Chelsea

Gardening editor and Sheep Garden blogger Tiffany Daneff shares her highlights from this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

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Grow your own

Read our fruit and vegetable growing guides, plus get great tips on managing a vegetable garden or allotment.

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Rockery plant ideas

A rock garden is a fantastic way to increase the variety of plants in your garden. Read our planting suggestions for year-round colour and interest.

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GARDENING

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Using edible flowers

Read Val Bourne's ideas for using edible flowers you can grow at home, including what edible flowers work well in salads, cakes and more.

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DATING

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Dating after divorce – how soon is too soon?

Dating after divorce can give you a new lease of life and open doors you thought were closed for good. But how do you know when you’re ready?

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FOOD & DRINK

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How to cook asparagus

Full of flavour and packed with nutrients, fresh asparagus is a great addition to many dishes. It’s easy to cook asparagus in lots of ways from steaming and boiling to grilling on the barbeque.

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People

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First date etiquette – the dos and don’ts

Improve your chances of online dating success with this handy guide to first date etiquette and get up to speed on the dos and don’ts of your first date.

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    Hardening off seedlings

    Gardening editor Tiffany Daneff shares her tips for hardening off seedlings grown indoors and puts some new compost accelerator and an aerator to the test. Read on

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    Dating after divorce – how soon is too soon?

    Dating after divorce can give you a new lease of life and open doors you thought were closed for good. But how do you know when you’re ready? Read on

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    How to check your credit report

    Your credit report is a record of your credit history and is used by companies to help them decide whether to loan you money or give you credit. Chris Torney explains why it is sensible to check your credit report and how to go about it. Read on

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