Gardening: Wrap up warm for the winter

Vulnerable plants need protection as the really cold weather begins to threaten, but you don't need to spend a fortune to safeguard your outdoor favourites

Outlook: Bids for Sears

ARE WE approaching the final denouement in the tangled affairs of Sears, Britain's perennial retail under-achiever? Phillip Green, Bankers Trust, an unnamed American venture capital group, Uncle Tom Cobliegh and all are reported to be sniffing around, so surely someone can be relied upon to do the decent thing and put the beleaguered stores company out of its misery.

Football: Patmore prefers a quiet life

Yeovil Town 2 Northampton Town 0

IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS: Japan offers Clinton respite

AS THE House judiciary committee opened its impeachment hearings yesterday, Bill Clinton was indulging what has become a habit of his at such times - of getting away from it all. This time, the United States President was about as far from Washington as he could possibly be, on the other side of the world in Japan.

Theatre: Best to keep mum with the dead

Mum King's Head theatre London

Country & Garden: Good enough to eat

Edible hawthorn grows beside organic yams in a new cook's garden.

Gardening: Take some bloomin' liberties

Do the glories of the garden fade too fast? Ursula Buchan offers tips for persuading Nature to perform an encore

My square foot

When her peach tree was strangled by a vicious weed, Deborah Ross fought back

TRIED & TESTED: OUT ON THE PULL

Removing weeds is the bane of every seasoned gardeners' life. Is there a less back-breaking option? Our panellists take to the borders

A-Z; OF REALLY SMALL GARDENS- TAKE COVER

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Faith & Reason: Utilitarianism has no place in the alms trade

Giving to charity is not meant to be some kind of financial self- flagellation. We need to find ways to make it rewarding to be generous to the poor

Gardening: A twist in the plot

Gardener's workshop: Anna Pavord adds a purple patch to a potted garden

Gardening: Clash conscious

A-Z OF REALLY SMALL GARDENS: Use colour and layers for more impact. This week's extract from Jill Billington's `Really Small Gardens' shows you how

The Investment Column: Whitbread's spree ends

JUDGING by the weighty pack of slides David Thomas unveiled at Whitbread's press conference yesterday, you would have thought the group's chief executive planned to unveil news aplenty. But, polished as his maiden annual results performance was, the presentation produced little to keep the expectant press pack enthralled.

GARDENING: The grass roots of New Gardening

Praised for his inovation, Dutch gardener Piet Oudolf is the talk of the contemporary pros. Mary Keen wasn't convinced - until she payed him a visit
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