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Gardening: end of season tidy-up tips

Damon Smith
ARE your hanging baskets looking a little sorry, your pots pathetic and your borders brimming with weeds? Here are some easy but effective garden tidy-up tips.

Take on Nature: In praise of the magnificent sunflower

Stephen Colton
IN PRAISE of the magnificent sunflower, Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles, wrote that it: "Climbs the upland lawn, And bows in homage to the rising dawn, Imbibes with eagle eye the golden ray, And watches, as it moves, the orb of day.

Casual Gardener: What now for weedkillers?

John Manley
IN AN ironic twist, the post-drought explosion in weeds has coincided with an upsurge in the media’s interest in glyphosate, the key component in RoundUp, the world’s favourite weedkiller.

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