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Gardening

6 places to de-stress with a winter walk this Christmas

Take a break from Christmas shopping, list-making and party planning by enjoying the best of winter gardens nationwide.

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Nick Coulter planting up his plot six weeks after the site opened.. Picture Tony Johnson

Fresh air, veg and banter at new Leeds allotment space

Gardeners are overjoyed that a Leeds allotments is open for business after a six-year wait – and want people to take advantage of its “beautiful spot”.

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CAPTION: SEEING RED: Poppies are still blooming.

Gardening: Fallen offerings

The Tour de France’s visit to Yorkshire in 2014 left a lasting impression. Yellow was the colour and cycling was the name of the game. Two years later, some parts of the county are still remembering what was an epic occasion – only in a very different way.

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LAVENDER: A wonderful plant with a wonderful array of uses.

Gardening: Lavender - the bees knees

Lavender has all kinds of uses and a fragrance gardeners love. David Overend reports.

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Leeds made its mark at this year's Yorkshire in Bloom awards.

City strikes gold in awards

Gardening enthusiasts struck gold for the city at this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom awards.

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RICH PICKINGS: Rowans are heavy with berries as nature prepares for winter.

Gardening: Berried treasure

Nature is busy producing food for the birds and a feast for the eyes. David Overend reports.

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AUTUMN SHOW:  Rudbeckia produce a wonderful late burst of yellow and orange.

Gardening: Brightness falls

David Overend looks at plants that will bring a splash of colour to the garden before winter arrives.

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TREND-SETTER: Honeywort is an unusual but stunning hardy annual.

Gardening: Rather rakish

Hardy beast Honeywort is all the rage with horticulture vultures, writes David Overend.

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GREEN WITH ENVY: Hard work in the dying days of summer will keep your lawn healthy.

Gardening: Lawn and order

David Overend on how to prepare your pride and joy for the arrival of autumn.

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MATCH STICKS: Rhubarb crowns are best planted in the spring or autumn.

Gardening: Stick with it

Rhubarb goes with Yorkshire better than custard. David Overend has tips on how to grow yours.

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PRETTY TOUGH: Sedum sediforme Gold.

Gardening: Golden wonder

Sedum is a tough survivor and a summer delight for gardeners. David Overend reports.

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Weed out green-fingered thieves this summer

Weed out green-fingered thieves this summer

Householders are being warned about the possibility of thefts of garden equipment now that summer seems to finally be on its way.

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WILD THING: Cornflowers have become garden favourites.

Gardening: Pest to blest

Once regarded as weeds, cornflowers are now loved for their striking blooms. David Overend reports.

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Helping you save money inside and out

Helping you save money inside and out

With the warmer weather upon us, Yorkshire Water is giving you a helping hand getting to grips with all of those little jobs you’ve been putting off around the home and garden.

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It all adds up: There are numerous ways of cutting down on water use in the garden (and the home) which can add up to substantial savings on water and energy bills.

Water worth saving

With summer now upon us, Yorkshire Water is offering a helping hand with all those jobs you’ve been putting off around the home and garden by offering customers the chance to win £1,000 of DIY vouchers, with £30 vouchers for 50 runners-up.

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TULIP TIME: Very fashionable of late are the fringed tulips.

Gardening: Cups that cheer

The last of the tulips has finally shed its petals and is preparing to replace all the energy it has used after putting on a stunning floral show. It, and its many mates, deserve their rest before they have to prepare for another blooming spectacle in spring 2017.

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TOTALLY TROPICAL: The magnificent flame vine, Pyrostegia venusta.

Gardening: Tubular belles

David Overend dreams of bringing the botany of the Med to the Pennines by growing a flame vine.

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BLUE HEAVEN: Bluebells are seen at their best in an English woodland.

Gardening: Wild wonders

They create beautiful sights in woodlands, so why grow them in the garden? David Overend reports.

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Gardening: Get set for summer

However the weather turns out, act now to make sure the garden looks its best, writes David Overend.

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WILD THING: The lesser celandine can be a problem in the garden.

Gardening: Ray of sunshine

Never mind the daffodils, the lesser celandine made Wordsworth wax lyrical. David Overend reports.

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