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I can't claim to be a particular expert in the language of getting wasted. Out of it, off your face, plain ole drunk: whatever you wanna call it. My friend Rose once told me on a Friday night she was "going to Taiwan-On this evening". I thought she was off to a glamorous new restaurant featuring yet another promising Asian cuisine, until she explained she was actually planning to "tie one on" – yet another evocative way of saying "plastered".

Tina has won wildlife prizes for her patch

National Garden Scheme: Ponds take centre stage in a prize-winning Dorset patch

The dawn chorus is at maximum decibels (thank you rooks for the bass notes – they are the best bits), the first brimstone butterfly has made its wobbly way towards the primroses, and huge bumblebees are fumbling around in the pink flowers of the nectarine, which is in full flower against the wall inside the greenhouse. I'm not going to stick my neck out and say it must be spring, but at least the temperature is gradually crawling up beyond 12C. The year is on the move.

How to get kids outside? Make doing laundry fun!

Dawn Isaac's book, 101 Things For Kids to Do Outside, is a quarter of the price of a single day's theme-park ticket and delivers considerably better value for money, says Emma Townshend

How to grow herbs from seed on your windowsill

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How to ensure a boundless supply of flowers from spring to the first frosts

What are those things called? The cardboard tubes from inside a roll of bog paper. Do you call them "toilet-tissue tubes"? Or "loo-roll thingies"? Anyway, those. I looked under the stairs the other day and I had about seven. What was I saving them for, I wondered. And then I remembered: sweet peas.

How to revive your trees and plants after a flood

If your garden was badly affected by the recent floods, don’t despair. Some plants and trees will survive – if you give them a helping hand

How to guard your garden against the incessant rain - and what to plant if your patch is prone to waterlogging

When I was little, before the Thames Flood Barrier was finished, we lived in Twickenham, in a house by the river that would flood every single winter.

Floral tribute: Horticulture has a long and distinguished history with haute couture - as a new exhibition attests

Fashion isn't in the forefront of my mind when I step out to garden: a faded blue canvas jacket, my second best pair of welly boots. That's it. But a new exhibition at The Garden Museum in London, curated by Nicola Shulman and sponsored by Vogue, spins elegant connections between the two.

Weekend work: Time to tend to snapdragons

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Makes perfect scents: Let the perfumed tropical nurseries at Kew soothe you

It's easy to be sad in February. It's easy to find your brain filled with worries, with fragments of tasks you should be getting on with, a perpetual to-do list cycling in the frontal lobes.

White stuff: For mass impact, the snowdrop display at Welford Park is hard to beat

Millions and millions of flowers carpet the wild beech woods there

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