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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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Wortley Hall Walled Garden - volunteers at work

FEATURE: 200-year-old ‘kitchen garden’ is thriving once again

Very little is known about the history of Wortley Hall’s Walled Garden.

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Whags and bags

Take a nosey in the garden

Seven Bessacarr gardeners will open up their gates this weekend, to raise cash for two Doncaster charities.

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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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Green-fingered Sheffield woman raising awareness of the National Gardens Scheme

A garden owner has been raising awareness and promoting the good work of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) at her place of work, the Department of Works and Pensions in King’s Court, Sheffield.

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Chelsea Flower Show

I say stupid Chelsea

Do I not like flower shows. Being an allotment holder for a number of years I really hate these over-priced, over-publicised flower shows, Chelsea Flower Show being the prime example.

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Anne Parrot has Rhododendron flowering six months early in her garden in Carcroft, Doncaster

Blooming warm for this time of year

It’s been a blooming marvellous winter – reckon some of Doncaster’s gardeners.

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Sheffield allotment grower puts vegetables to the test

He fought off the competition in TV series The Big Allotment Challenge – and now Sheffield gardener Rob Smith is sowing the seeds of further success.

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High Sheriff John Holt opens the Community Dementia Garden, based in The Walled Garden at St Catherine's House, Woodfield Park, Balby, surrounded by representatives from the charities and organisations who came together for the project.

Dementia friendly garden is in full bloom

A multi-sensory garden built for people with dementia and their carers has been opened.

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Green-fingered grandmother from Mosborough wins city allotment prize

A grandmother from Mosborough has been named the winner of this year’s Bolton Cup – Sheffield’s top prize for the city’s best-kept allotment.

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Marian Simpson in her garden at Dover Road, Ecclesall

Small Sheffield garden is a big inspiration ahead of opening

Marian Simpson has been given a boost ahead of opening her garden to the public once again this weekend - after hers was chosen as one of the UK’s top ‘inspirational small gardens’.

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The Garden Up event at the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield

Sheffield gardening show needs more time before blooming again

A flower show which pulled in thousands of visitors to the Botanical Gardens is returning in 2016 rather than this summer, say organisers – who are taking a year out to realise the ambition of making the event ‘bigger and better’.

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The time is right to explore your local wildflower meadows

The time is right to explore your local wildflower meadows

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is advising people to get outdoors and explore as part of their ‘30 Days Wild’ campaign to get us all reacquainted with nature.

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TV presenter Melinda Messenger is fronting a campaign to find the best landscaping job in Doncaster.

Melinda Messenger is on a mission in Doncaster

TV presenter Melinda Messenger is on the hunt for Doncaster’s best landscaping job.

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Chatsworth design wins Best in Show at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Chatsworth design wins Best in Show at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

A show garden following the landscape style of Chatsworth House has won top prize at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show.

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Christine & Keith Littlewoods garden which they open to the public in aid of various charities

Sheffield garden to be opened to public to raise charity funds

A Sheffield couple are opening up their garden to the public this weekend to raise money for charity.

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A prestigious Derbyshire attraction has been recognised in a top national competition. Renishaw Hall and Gardens has been chosen as Garden of the Year 2015 by the Historic Houses Association.

Spring sees hall bloom with raft of floral colour

With spring now here, the magnificent gardens at Renishaw Hall are set to blossom like never before.

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Rooftop Grey Heron by Chris Percy

Wild side with Professor Ian D Rotherham

Gill Robinson reported some heron sightings. “After reading the Saturday Star Wildside, I thought I would tell you of the many times we see herons around Queens Road, Sheffield 2. They regularly swoop behind Graham Plumbers Merchant and perch on the roof. Last year I was lucky enough to see one on the roof of a terrace house on nearby Lancing Road, as I got ready for work one morning. It stayed quite a while. Lately the arrival of the large gulls in the area means a second glance sometimes to see if it is the heron or a gull. Living in such a busy area, we are lucky to see such things.”

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Wild side: Where have the finches gone?

Wild side: Where have the finches gone?

Around gardens, parks and woods, birds seem to have the idea that spring is on its way.
 Singing Great Tits and Blue Tits have now joined the song of the winter robins, a reflection of short nights and lengthening days. Groups of magpies are also disputing territories, to establish dominance and pecking order. They may be in for a shock.

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