YEARS ago, with an old gardening friend looking at some gorgeous new and pricey zonal pelargoniums, I bought a really good one. Then I mocked my friend who had bought a straggly, ill-looking ‘reduced’ specimen. However, he had the last laugh later that summer with a grand display, as he had divided his into several cuttings, plus the original. Likewise, this taught me to look for pots containing multiple plants or crowns that could be easily divided. This is often the case with herbs and even expensive plants such as gardenias.
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Learning to love Green
Forget the razzle-dazzle of brazen yellows, blazing reds and shocking purples, the colour of sophistication and quiet beauty is green, says Graham Rice
Back to life…
Val anticipates the joys of newly awakened butterflies
It’s rare in horticulture that something with strikingly-good architectural looks is also a joy to eat, but artichokes are just that says Camilla Phelps
A day to remember
What a difference a day makes! Toby explains how to capitalise on the extra daylight the spring equinox brings
Getting Your Roses Ready
Planting, pruning and feeding are all done now, says Ruth
Slugs? Hosta la vista baby!
Hostas are slug magnets aren’t they, so why should we bother growing them at all? Well, there is a bit more to it than that, as Graham Rice explains
Banned chemicals are causing havoc with bees, says Val
Plan for more toms
Follow these simple tomato tips and you’ll be inundated with more tangy fruit than you can handle, promises Bob
Climbing the walls
A troublesome vine gives Toby pause to ponder why what grows up doesn’t always come down quite so easily
Tubers and cuttings
Make more plants for the summer ahead, says Ruth
Hands Off My Football Team!
The European Super League followed a model shaped in the U.S. Opposition from fans scuttled the idea
It's Not Just the Confetti
How Robinhood made stock trading easy, approachable— and maybe too hard to resist
Not-So-Great Green Jobs
Clean energy isn’t a wellspring of the better-paying union jobs Biden has been touting
THE COLLAPSE OF COPERNICUS
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THE NEW iMAC 24”: A NEW ERA FOR DESKTOP COMPUTING BEGINS
It was perhaps one of Apple’s most anticipated product refreshes of all time, and at its Spring Loaded event, the Cupertino company did not disappoint. Apple’s iconic all-in-one desktop computer has been overhauled from the ground up, sparking a new era for the Mac.
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MERCEDES ROLLS OUT LUXURY ELECTRIC CAR IN DUEL WITH TESLA
Daimler AG unveiled a battery-powered counterpart to its top Mercedes-Benz luxury sedan as German carmakers ramp up their challenge to electric upstart Tesla.
○ Riders are flocking back to ride-hailing, but drivers need more nudging
DEMS PUSH $25B TO ELECTRIFY SCHOOL BUSES
Democratic lawmakers are unveiling legislation that would invest $25 billion to convert the nation’s fleet of gasoline- and diesel-powered school buses to electric vehicles, aiming at a component of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan to improve children’s health.
Making That Money
For music executives like Kevin Liles, of the hip-hop label 300 Entertainment, the pandemic has mostly made a good life better. A lot of musicians, however, are experiencing something different